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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    Forcepoint DLP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    79%
    Symantec Endpoint Security ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    34 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    36 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    26 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    37 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    33 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    38 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Symantec Endpoint Security is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Forcepoint DLP

    89%
    34 Ratings
    7.0

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    70%
    67 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.6

    Forcepoint DLP

    76%
    7 Ratings
    9.1

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Forcepoint DLP

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    Forcepoint DLP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.3

    Forcepoint DLP

    53%
    24 Ratings
    1.4

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    14%
    23 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Forcepoint DLP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    64%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Forcepoint

    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.
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    Broadcom

    Symantec Endpoint Security is a well-rounded product that provides a significant amount of functionality and covers many of our endpoint needs without needing to resort to multiple vendors that might clash in unpredictable ways when ultimately deployed to the endpoints in our estate. The default policies are adequate and tuning these requires some time as with all similar EDR products but the product is flexible enough to allow very granular whitelisting/blacklisting which is great. Low resource requirements are also fantastic and we've not had many complaints from developers who were getting slowed down when compiling complex code with other previous solutions.
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    Pros

    Forcepoint

    • 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.
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    Broadcom

    • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
    • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
    • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
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    Cons

    Forcepoint

    • 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.
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    Broadcom

    • The system should have a better ability to auto repair, if an item is malfunctioning it should auto reinstall.
    • The cloud platform and the server do not talk well to each other and it would be great to get the same data on both platforms, this may be due to version though.
    • It seems the whitelisting on the cloud platform could use some work.
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    Pricing Details

    Forcepoint DLP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint DLP 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

      Symantec Endpoint Security

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Symantec Endpoint Security 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Forcepoint

        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.
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        Broadcom

        Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
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        Usability

        Forcepoint

        Product is very customizable and easy to setup and change on the fly.
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        Broadcom

        Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Forcepoint

        No answers on this topic

        Broadcom

        We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs it
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        Support Rating

        Forcepoint

        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.
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        Broadcom

        Support is completely awful! You can never get anyone to help if you can even find a number to call. The support web portal is a joke and their response time if you're even able to submit a ticket is ridiculously slow.
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        Implementation Rating

        Forcepoint

        No answers on this topic

        Broadcom

        Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Forcepoint

        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.
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        Broadcom

        Symantec Endpoint Security offers very similar features to the above products, they all do the same thing in terms of protecting your endpoints against cybersecurity threats. Installation wise the products all install from a central management system and report back to this for central reporting. Ultimately we choose Symantec as the reseller was able to offer additional incentives which made their pricing very competitive.
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        Return on Investment

        Forcepoint

        • 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.
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        Broadcom

        • The ROI from deploying this has led to fewer security issues which reduces costs.
        • Keeping track of security issues and how the were remedied is easier.
        • Deskside support can work with end users easily if something is triggered and this allows us to not have to overstaff.
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