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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Forcepoint DLP

89%
34 Ratings
8.5

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

85%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.6

Forcepoint DLP

76%
7 Ratings

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Forcepoint DLP

90%
1 Rating

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

5.3

Forcepoint DLP

53%
24 Ratings
7.0

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint DLP

It's very user friendly and easy to use. Rules can be managed on user-friendly interface web site console. For-example, violation can be release via management module. It provide prevention sensitive data against accidental data loss and compromised. Rule set sometimes work, sometimes does not work. There is no OCR feature. Forcepoint DLP tool does not have any AI feature that can learn user behavior or data and produces alarm.
Piyush Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

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.
Mehmet Fatih Onal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Forcepoint DLP

  • It has predominantly protected us from unauthorized parties and has provided us with better visibility and control over our data.
  • This software has also successfully prevented us from both malicious and accidental tasks, which are quite flexible actions when it comes to the violation of data loss prevention policies.
  • This product has been successful in improving compliance and even mitigating compliance violations, which further facilitated IT security.
  • I think there is room for improvement, as the user interface is slightly rough and difficult to adopt in the beginning. The software also hangs up at a few instances, which leads to some wasting of time and annoyance, but other than that, this software is good. The technical staff should work on the complexities for a better user experience.
Brandon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

  • Flexibility to detect, monitor and protect confidential data from malicious viruses.
  • It is very good to have distribution for physical servers like Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise.
  • There are many flexible forms of deployment, such as on-premises, hybrid cloud, and managed services (through Symantec partners).
Evren BOZTEPE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forcepoint DLP

  • Forcepoint technical support--specially for users who go with essential support--is challenging to get support on time. You need the ticket to be raised long beforehand to get support from TAC. However, in the case of enterprise support, its is not like this technical person will come on a priority basis.
  • However it comes with higher prices, especially for SMB, it is allowed to pay that amount for support only.
Bhuwan Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

  • 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.
Mehmet Fatih Onal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Forcepoint DLP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 7.6
Based on 7 answers
We have been fairly happy with the product and how it has worked. We have looked at other vendors for url filter and such and have not found one that meets our needs or does what we have been doing with Websense. The product has been fairly stable and we have only had a few issues in the past. We have all seen that it was one of the highest leaders from the Gartner Group Magic Quadrant for Web Gateways.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Product is very customizable and easy to setup and change on the fly.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 5.3
Based on 24 answers
Support from Forcepoint has been lacking. When calling in with a high priority issue we rarely are able to work with a technician immediately. The queue waits are very long and when you get through there are no support engineers available and we need to wait for a call back for hours it seems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forcepoint DLP

User friendly solution that makes it easy to deploy and manage. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention very effective to protecting our valuable data on endpoints and where data lives like in the Cloud, server and on-premises disk drives and its valuable to just set policies once and start utilizing Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention solution.
Olivia Jayy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

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.
Jonathan Jesse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forcepoint DLP

  • The exchange of financial documents with customers creates extreme risk as data loss could result in financial and reputation damage to the customer. The cost of deploying Forcepoint is fractions of pennies compared to the potential financial impact of data loss.
  • There is some administrative overhead associated as false positives are inevitable, requiring a manual review and a potential loss of productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

  • Although the service quality it offers is good, the cost of the product is very high.
  • Some configurations are complex and difficult to make and implement.
  • Having a high number of False positives
  • It's a complete failure that it can't be fully integrated with Symantec Tools.
Evren BOZTEPE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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