Data Loss Prevention

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Data Loss Prevention review by <span>Roland C.</span>
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Made a great deal of protecting our encrypted files over our local and offshore databases

What do you like best?

Symantec offers one of the best network DLP solutions so far available. The Network Monitor component is the most advanced on the market. You integrate with the other Network DLP components like Prevent for Web, Prevent for Email, Discover and Prevent. I also find the Data Insight component a very valuable feature that allows the client to have full visibility into the company data. Data Insight is a very good component that raises the standard DLP functions and helps the client to gain visibility over the data usage, ownership, and permissions.

What do you dislike?

Oracle is only the DB used by Symantec, which is a deal-breaker. It is exclusive to one DB provider. The Symantec DLP solution is very complex, and installation requires many components to setup. Sometimes the Oracle instance needs to be restarted when using full Windows deployment. It's a bit cumbersome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With the right tools and right implementation of the suggested inputs from their customers, I think they are heading the right way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to monitor how data is being used, whether an employee is on or off the network. It is problem we were able to fix because we were able to retrace our steps when data are altered in the system by whom. And lastly, we were able to prevent leaks and theft of our encrypted data. We used to store them as is in a cloud, but the incidence of being stolen is still high. So we were able to manage leaks and prevent theft and loss of our stored data.

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Data Loss Prevention review by <span>Michael D.</span>
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Good product, but lacks some good enterprise features

What do you like best?

The product family (although expensive) and the ability to manage the family from one console with the same DLP policies and rules.

What do you dislike?

Very complex to implement DLP policies and rules for endpoints without the other product-family components like the mail-gateway. Some simple things that would make things far more simple and less complex aren't even implemented yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're an enterprise client: really do a proof of concept and see how the products works with a large environment: is if possible at all and how's the complexity?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It offers us good protection when using multiple external files. Although a good product, I'd be honest about some of the things that make working with the product complex or expensive. A fairly great number of theoretically small adjustments would make it much better.

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Data Loss Prevention review by <span>Matthew T.</span>
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Powerhouse of DLP solutions

What do you like best?

The UI makes navigating incidents, developing policies, administration work, and updates all very easy. The ability to create simple to extremely complex rules is great to have. Utilizing the DLP solution as part of the mail solution was also extremely simple as well.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a Linux client available. This has been the only issue I have ran into but there are work around depending on the reason for the need of DLP on Linux. I wanted to scan Apache logs, so instead I export the logs to a smb share for scanning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having a good understanding what your company considers sensitive is important. Not all company's need to follow PCI, HIPAA, PII, etc... Some companies sensitive data might be a recipe or design doc. Meeting with key individuals/groups to have this discussion prior to implemented a DLP tool will help get your DLP program up and running faster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing the amount of sensitive data leaving the environment and also identifying who has this data locally stored on there corporate assets. This tool helped us to realize that our end users don't truly understand the value of the data they have.

Data Loss Prevention review by <span>Micah W.</span>
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A critical piece of the security layer

What do you like best?

DLP is a great surveillance and automation layer for a security stack. It doesn't replace other tools like firewalls, etc...but it absolutely does help you find and prevent bad situations before they become public bad situations. It's also great for educating users on how to elevate themselves in to a more secure environment.

What do you dislike?

DLP is powerful, but it really doesn't have a great intuitive feel. It's easy to create policies you think are robust only to find that you've blocked businesses processes (legit or not), and aggravated your users. DLP needs a slow rollout to prevent the tool from becoming shelf-ware.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get someone who understands the tool and how to slow-roll it in to your environment. Don't rush the tool on to your users without education campaigns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DLP is great in Identifying info that is insecure so that you at least have the chance of correcting the situation before it's targeted for ex-filtration (via any number of vectors). It's also very good at helping organizations realize that events are taking place that weaken the overall security posture of an organization.

Data Loss Prevention review by User in Biotechnology
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Works Seamlessly in the Background

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

While it is a great tool and it really helps that DLP is scalable, this unfortunately can be an issue if any initial installation hasn't been done correctly. Training is required you don't actually set it up to cause problems in the long run.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is very useful to help prevent employees from getting their information stolen or put out on the internet. I would recommend this to everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DLP is used in all our office locations in our business as it is our primary security solution. It has been widely adapted in the enterprise and users don't even know it's there unless something is flagged, because it runs smoothly in the background keeping our database and IT systems secure.

Data Loss Prevention review by <span>Elizabeth M.</span>
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Runs in the background, no need to do much

What do you like best?

Symantec runs in the background of your computer, and you do not need to do much to make sure it is doing its job. It provides antivirus, antispyware, browser protection, email protection, a smart firewall, and more. You are able to check the status of your device at any time, as it has a user-friendly tray icon making it easy to find if you forget the spelling (or even the name) of this product. Most users have no need to "use" the product, and simply need to allow it to run in the background. When a user does need to access the program, it is very simple and laid out so even a novice user is able to navigate.

What do you dislike?

Viruses occasionally get through, as the software does not update frequently to keep up with the newest viruses and spyware. When it does update it catches most (if not all), but it is very slow to catch the viruses when they are new.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use, and alerts if there is an intruder in anything on your device. Highly recommended for the ease of use, alert features, and ease of recovery if something were to go wrong.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Preventing viruses, protecting (encrypting) email and other documents on our work computers. It is very user friendly, and most users have no reason to use it at all other than to allow it to run in the background.

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