Symantec DLP

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Score 7 out of 10
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We utilize Symantec DLP for several data and IP protection use cases company wide on all managed endpoints. System is configured to inspect data in use and on the move via USB, File copy/move, and/or email. It works well for us but our use cases are very limited. We do content inspection and blocking for a dictionary of keywords and also data identified as sensitive to our company.
  • 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.
  • Tighter integration with the rest of the Symantec enterprise security tools.
  • More/better native cloud SaaS controls
Works well for our very limited use cases with over 50K endpoints. Has the proper information and UI required for investigating violations and resolving the cases. Our dictionary of terms to look for in content changes often, but isn't really that big. The system handles us changing the list quite often, but I can't speak to how well the system would work with a very large list - you will want to POC that use case before a purchase.
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.
August 10, 2016

Review of Symantec DLP

Jonathan Jesse | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I worked as a consultant implementing Symantec DLP to protect an entire enterprise's confidential data. A DLP product works the best when the entire company/organization is involved in the DLP implementation. The problem that Symantec DLP solves (and solves very well) is detecting, alerting and preventing confidential data from leaving a customers environment.
  • Scalable -- Goes from small business to very large enterprises
  • Up to date -- Symantec has invested a lot of money and resources in keeping the product up to date and ahead of the curve
  • The best -- Leader of the Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • Needs help with Cloud Storage
  • Needs help with on the Mac side of things
Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) works best when the entire organization (IT, Human Resources, etc.) is involved in the process and works the least when it is just the IT Security department involved. While it is good that Symantec DLP is modular and scalable this can also be a problem if the installation/configuration/etc., is not done correctly and not configured well. Please go to training or you will be a bit lost in the product as well.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Symantec Data Loss Prevention to keep the privacy of social security numbers from being emailed or copied to a USB device. It is used in most locations in our enterprise and it is one of our primary security solutions. It has been widely adapted in the enterprise and users don't even know it's there unless something is flagged.
  • SSN being sent out in spreadsheets.
  • Screen Captures.
  • Copying to USB Devices.
  • Sometimes flags files that are not part of the scope.
  • It scares users when items are flagged.
Symantec Data Loss Prevention is well suite for blocking social security numbers as well as other healthcare HIPPA related items. By blocking SSNs, departments like human resources are less likely to make a mistake and send information outside the company. This is very useful to help prevent employees from getting their information stolen or put out on the internet.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using Symantec Data Loss Prevention for the organization. We utilize the endpoint prevent, web prevent, smtp prevent, network monitor, network discover, and endpoint discover. With any DLP product we are always tuning to get the best data from the tool and reduce uncontrollable false positives. There are so many things you are able to modify with Symantec in order to customize to your organization's specific need. I am still looking to learn how to utilize there Data Analytics, Data Insight, and Flex Connectors. Also, the new version 14 is a nice change in the interface, provides more details regarding db health, agent status, and grouping for DLP policies.
  • Default DLP policies that work out of the box.
  • Modular approach for detection servers.
  • Ability to customize almost everything.
  • Feels like the user agent still needs work.
  • Report grouping for incidents.
Any company that requires a DLP solution should consider Symantec Data Loss Prevent solution.
November 12, 2015

Symantec DLP

Score 10 out of 10
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Symantec Data Loss Prevention is a great product and has been the solution for many of our issues. I would recommend it for all content inspection for data loss prevention.
  • Content inspection for data loss prevention
  • Customer Support
  • Vendor Troubleshooting
  • Need full support of MAC endpoint solution
  • MAC functionality
  • MAC functionality
I find this to be the best solution for data loss prevention.

Symantec DLP Scorecard Summary

What is Symantec DLP?

Symantec Data Loss Prevention provides a set of information protection capabilities, powered data loss prevention technology, to give you greater visibility and control over your confidential data.

Data Loss Prevention includes:

  • Advanced data detection – Lets you catch personally identifiable information and intellectual property in more types of documents, across more channels

  • Enhanced cloud discovery – Provides added file protection for sensitive documents that are stored and shared on Box

  • Stronger endpoint monitoring – Gives you more control over confidential data in use on Macs and PCs

  • Better visibility into encrypted communications – Allows you to uncover and eliminate security blind spots created by encrypted web traffic

Symantec DLP Features

  • Supported: Data Loss Prevention
  • Supported: Content Matching
  • Supported: Indexed Document Matching
  • Supported: Vector Machine Learning
  • Supported: File Type Detection

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Symantec DLP Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Symantec DLP?

Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a data loss protection option.

Who uses Symantec DLP?

The most common users of Symantec DLP are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.