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Attribute Ratings

  • Absolute Visibility is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Absolute Visibility

95%
2 Ratings
5.0

Dell Data Protection | Encryption Enterprise Edition (DDPE)

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absolute

I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information or devices that contain proprietary information, critical business information or other information that needs to be securely protected. It can also be used to track a device (individual) as well if that is your goal. We use it as an extra precaution to track our mental health clinicians that do home visits. It allows us to keep track of their whereabouts, in case an issue arises at a client's home. We are able to send someone out to check or assist, alert emergency services or send law enforcement if a situation should arise.
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Dell Technologies

DDPE is great if you want very specific data encrypted and managed. It's flexible in terms of configuration but also can be quite a pain to get configured right. It requires a lot of exclusions and does not play nice with Windows Updates. Usually the client needs to be updated before updates on Windows can be installed and sometimes a new version is no where in sight. The ATP is great but also requires extensive configurations as otherwise it has way too many false positives.
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Pros

Absolute

  • I tracked a stolen computer all the way to Africa from USA and disabled it.
  • I set up geofences with alerts. As soon as a computer got a wifi connection outside of our fences it would email me its current location.
  • Absolute's persistent technology was helpful. -Even when a pawn shop would attempt to "wipe" a device before getting it online, as soon as it got online it notified me of the OS re-installation and current location. We could call authorities and they could recover the device for us. And they were happy it made their job easier and deterred the pawn shop from reselling stolen devices.
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Dell Technologies

  • Silent installation/uninstallation. It was very easy to deploy and remove the software remotely.
  • Transparent to users. Users did not see messages from the software or notice performance issues during encryption.
  • File or disk level encryption. Includes the option to do file or full-disk encryption to meet your organization's needs.
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Cons

Absolute

  • I do not know where I would consider this product to be deficient in functionality, difficult to use or any major changes that needed to be addressed.
  • I wish the pricing of this product was a little lower, but I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information.
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Dell Technologies

  • The encryption policies require careful configuration to avoid damaging the system
  • Encryption does not play nice with Windows OS updates
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Pricing Details

Absolute Visibility

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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Dell Data Protection | Encryption Enterprise Edition (DDPE)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Dell Data Protection | Encryption Enterprise Edition (DDPE) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Absolute

      I have only used Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS). It was recommended by my Dell sales rep. After reviewing the product info, and loading a demo, it became clear that this is what was needed to add to our existing security to protect us from information loss due to a data breach on our portable devices. I presented this solution to the appropriate departments, and they agreed that this was something well worth the investment.
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      Dell Technologies

      We switched to McAfee Endpoint Encryption, which provides full-disk encryption. We saw fewer issues with McAfee Endpoint Encryption full-disk encryption than Credant full-disk encryption.
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      Return on Investment

      Absolute

      • Recovery of stolen assets.
      • After recovering a few devices and students becoming aware of Absolute being deployed, it had a prevention effect deterring additional theft.
      • It deterred pawn shops from accepting our stolen machines.
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      Dell Technologies

      • Added security to physical disks and removable media
      • Protects with very powerful ATP
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