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Attribute Ratings

  • BitLocker Drive Encryption is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

BitLocker

85%
10 Ratings
9.0

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

90%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

BitLocker

80%
6 Ratings
7.0

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

It is well suited especially for users that access or store sensitive/confidential data on their computers. In the case of where users are accessing confidential data over the network, it is highly recommended to use Bitlocker to encrypt the computer. In the case where users are storing confidential data on their computer, it should be a requirement that BitLocker is used/enabled. It would be less appropriate if someone was using a computer and they were not dealing with any sensitive data, or in cases where the computer is used for recreational purposes (browsing the web, playing games, etc).
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Broadcom

Email, web browser, and data storage areas will fulfill the security of mobile devices very well. It provides multiple methods of data filtering and classification to ensure important data can be well protected. Unfortunately, it does not support you to make regex-based definitions. for this reason, you need to work on the rules a lot. Another disadvantage is that it cannot monitor Linux systems.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • On my customer's machines, it's convenient that BitLocker can be set up to automatically open an encrypted volume so that my customer doesn't have to enter the passphrase every time they log in.
  • BitLocker is compatible with NTFS and ReFS which gives you options for your storage.
  • There doesn't really appear to be any performance penalty for encrypted volumes, so it is a seamless experience.
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Broadcom

  • Protection against Data Leakage via the USB channel on endpoints.
  • Protection against Data Leakage via email channel on endpoints
  • Protection against Data Leakage over the Web channel on endpoints.
  • Flexible and configurable for various types of content inspection.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Encryption is not resumed after being suspended sometimes
  • Sometimes it take a long time to encrypt a disk
  • Encrypting secondary drives can be tricky
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Broadcom

  • Policy tweaking and customizations can be very complex and take a lot of effort and time.
  • API integration is difficult and requires specialized support. Finding an experienced professional can be difficult.
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Pricing Details

BitLocker

Starting Price

$100 One Time Fee

Editions & Modules

BitLocker editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Windows 10 Home$100.001

Footnotes

  1. One Time Fee

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 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

    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    I give it a nine because encryption always leaves room for improvement, and it must change as security threats evolve and improve, and having an ever-evolving system is essential.
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    Broadcom

    Symantec DLP works good for our very simple and low complexity use cases and I would highly recommend it for them. However, I can't speak to highly complex or advanced use cases that might arise in certain industries like finance. I would recommend that if you are seeking an Enterprise DLP solution that you absolutely must explore this product as one of the leaders in the space - not doing so would be negligent in my opinion.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    BitLocker Drive Encryption solution offering is cheaper than the one that McAfee offers, it will help you with specific business concerns like "how many encrypted assets do I have?" it's easy to maintain, easy to deploy, and easy to track. It's best suited for companies that are not trying to go far away on the disk encryption matter
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    Broadcom

    Symantec DLP is the best. Put it in a head to head competition and it will win. However it can be a bit more expensive than other products so don't compare on price, compare on quality of product.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Protects against data loss and theft, which can be very expensive if PII, SPI, PHI is involved. Fines for this type of loss can be very high, along with the costs of notification, and discovery.
    • Cost is included in Windows O/S, without needing additional licensing costs.
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    Broadcom

    • Found data that should have been protected or moved to a different location
    • Helped us understand what type of data is leaving the environment
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