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Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a data loss protection option.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/WU/Ox/WTXO37TAQ2DI.PNGReview of Symantec DLPI 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,10,Found data that should have been protected or moved to a different location Helped us understand what type of data is leaving the environment,Code Green Networks Data Loss Prevention,Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Symantec Endpoint ProtectionKeep your company information secure!!!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.,7,Employees are now aware that keeping our data private is a must. Employees know their information is safe.,Symantec Endpoint ProtectionFrom an Engineers point of viewWe 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.,9Symantec DLPSymantec 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,10
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August 10, 2016

"Review of Symantec DLP"

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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.
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January 29, 2016

Symantec DLP Review: "Keep your company information secure!!!"

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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.
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October 08, 2015

Symantec DLP Review: "From an Engineers point of view"

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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.
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November 12, 2015

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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.
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About 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 

Categories:  Data Loss Prevention

Symantec DLP Features

Has featureData Loss Prevention
Has featureContent Matching
Has featureIndexed Document Matching
Has featureVector Machine Learning
Has featureFile Type Detection

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Symantec DLP Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia