2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Symantec Data Loss Prevention?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec Data Loss Prevention, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Muhammad Ejaz ul Hassan - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at RISE Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-15T14:04:09Z
Sep 15, 2022

Competitive products don't even compare to the solution with regard to its capabilities. The only reason to choose another solution is budget because the solution requires licenses for the product and the database. I rate the solution a seven out of ten.

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GG
Senior Systems Engineer at a logistics company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
2022-08-10T15:59:00Z
Aug 10, 2022

I'm a reseller and integrator. I am just upgrading the previous version, 15.5, to the newest one, 15.8. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

BR
Cyber Security Consultant at I(TS)² Saudi Arabia
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-13T09:36:10Z
Jul 13, 2022

I rate this solution a ten out of ten. Regarding advice, it is the best solution and has the best reputation. It is easy to manage and an excellent solution for data classification. It is the best solution I have ever used. We prefer Symantec to other solutions because their products are not difficult to integrate with a single console that is easy to manage.

Ankit-Mittal - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at Cvent
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-29T13:52:11Z
Jun 29, 2022

I would rate DLP as five out of ten.

MananVora - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Architecture at Tredence Inc
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-29T12:44:13Z
May 29, 2022

I would rate DLP seven out of ten.

AH
Senior Manager Network Design at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-06T12:15:09Z
May 6, 2022

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention a seven out of ten.

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VS
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-12-16T08:09:00Z
Dec 16, 2021

I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention an eight out of ten.

Faisal Mian - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at ABM Info. tech
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-16T15:39:18Z
Nov 16, 2021

The solution is deployed mostly on-premises, however, you can have agents on the cloud as well, and data classification can be done there. The server can be deployed on the cloud. It can be a hybrid as well. That said, it's mostly deployed on-prem. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

SS
Information Security GRC at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-28T07:53:08Z
Sep 28, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention a nine out of ten.

Amrutha  Gadagakar - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Protection Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-18T14:33:47Z
Aug 18, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others if it fits their companies requirements. I would advise those dealing with critical sensitive information to use Symantec, such as in the health care industry. If the data is not as sensitive, I would recommend Microsoft. I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention an eight out of ten.

MUHAMMAD FAHAD  HASSAN - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at ABM Info. tech
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-23T16:35:10Z
Jul 23, 2021

I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

SK
Associate at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-05T23:46:12Z
Apr 5, 2021

We are implementors. As of now, in my current company, I was designed to DLP around seven months back. My previous company is a service-based company. Normally we will connect with other partners. Usually, we are service providers, so we'll take the project from Symantec and we will implement the approach for our business partners. Then we'll go directly to the onset location and we'll stay there and we'll do the implementation and we'll create a policy, as per the requirements. We'll do the handout documents to the management team, and we'll relocate them to the local engineers. These kinds of activities I've done. For around four years, I've continuously been doing this DLP and encryption. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it at a ten out of ten.

Yasin Bin Wasim - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-16T10:34:55Z
Feb 16, 2021

I would recommend this product to other organizations, however, I would warn them it's difficult to maintain due to its architecture.

Sasikumar P - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Manager - IT at Durr India
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-01T14:38:20Z
Feb 1, 2021

Unfortunately, I can't recommend Symantec DLP to potential users. This is because the support isn't good. So in that aspect, unfortunately, I cannot recommend Symantec. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec DLP a three.

AT
Manager Cyber Forensic at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-07-05T09:38:10Z
Jul 5, 2020

Technical support is very poor. I am frustrated and irritated by the issue, so it is difficult to offer advice or recommend this solution. If someone would ask me if they should implement this solution, I would have to say no, only because of the support issue. It is a very big concern. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

AA
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
Apr 6, 2020

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because there are certain things that need improvement. My advice to someone considering this solution is to look at your needs. Try a few products because there are some features that exist in other solutions like Forcepoint that do not exist in Palo Alto. You should choose a solution based on your needs. I would recommend Symantec depending on the needs of the clients, but for me, Symantec is the best on the market.

BJ
Assistant Manager at AmBank Group
Real User
2020-03-09T08:07:58Z
Mar 9, 2020

We're just a customer. We aren't a Symantec partner or reseller. We recently upgraded to version 15. We like the solution. Currently, there are no plans to switch to a different product. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. I'd rate it eight out of ten overall.

Mahmoud Hussein - PeerSpot reviewer
Private Security Consultant at Thales
Real User
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

TN
‎Head: Group Legal at Optiflex
Real User
2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
Aug 28, 2019

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others that the solution does need careful planning before attempting an implementation. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

it_user840159 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
Jul 10, 2019

I would recommend others to read the manual carefully before they start implementing it because it explains every small detail on how it works. I will rate it a nine out of ten.

Shayanthan Karunaharan - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer - Information Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2019-05-07T23:26:00Z
May 7, 2019

My advice is that the DLP solution is the emerging platform in the world at the moment. First, we had to get some idea on how data works at the customers: data in motion, data in rest, data traveling, etc. Typically data travels through emails from the endpoint by USB, email and CD writing it to a CD or copying it to a network share or from a network share. Those are what you need to know before starting the day of implementation. How this data travels inside and outside the environment. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten, because they are a leader, competing with some other vendors, providing updates, releasing new versions, and providing technical improvements on their side. I would say it's fine.

KN
Principal Consultant at Design Consulting Inc
Consultant
2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
Feb 26, 2019

We plan to increase our usage of this type of product since our clientele is increasing in numbers.

Rahul-Ranjan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-25T08:45:00Z
Feb 25, 2019

We have around 1,500 users in HR, admin, the finance department, and IT. For maintenance of the solution we have two people. It's covering all users at the moment so there are no plans to increase usage. I rate the solution at eight out of ten. It is fulfilling our requirements.

Divyang P - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Infosec Ventures
Reseller
2019-02-25T08:45:00Z
Feb 25, 2019

Determine what data you want to protect before implementing this solution.

HX
Systems Architecture Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
Feb 24, 2019

We are actively looking for a product that handles virtualization easily and efficiently. We would like to see support for virtual environments. I would rate this product an eight out of ten.

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