18th January, 2022
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Gaining complete visibility and control over an organization's data enables security, and IT teams to proactively act on any potential threats. Data loss prevention tools empower organizations to gain visibility and control over their data and understand how data is being used by end-users.
Data is one of the most valuable assets possessed by every organization. As the organization grows, so is the data.
It is imperative to secure and minimize the risk associated with data from external and internal threats. Organizations make policies, use tools, and follow different practices to ensure that their data is secure.
Data loss prevention software enables organizations to mitigate the risk of data loss due to insider negligence or threats, external threats, or natural disasters. In other words, a data loss prevention tool ensures the security and privacy of the data and minimizes the risk of data breaches.
In this post, we’re going to discuss various data loss prevention tools which help you to protect the data of your organizations.
Symantec DLP solution provides a high level of protection needed for preventing data breaches and helps to keep your organization's data secure across various communication channels: cloud, email, web, endpoints, and storage. It gives complete control and visibility into your sensitive data.
Symantec monitors how data is used on and off the corporate network and protects data from being exposed or stolen in real-time. It has inbuilt templates and procedures for different compliances like HIPAA, GDPR, etc. Further, Symantec DLP automatically scans and identifies where sensitive data is stored.
It offers a single console for policy management, incident response, reporting, and administration.
It discovers where data lives across every channel: cloud, email, web, endpoints, and storage.
It has robust workflows and remediation capabilities to streamline and automate incident response processes for high traffic environments.
Offers many pre-built templates to start with quickly
Protect data from being exposed or stolen in real-time
Symantec is highly customizable
Initial setup is complicated and time-consuming
It is relatively more expensive than most of the other data loss prevention tools.
Due to overwhelming features, it has a steep learning curve
Forcepoint DLP enables organizations to protect their valuable data on the cloud, servers, and on-premises. It prevents users from intentionally or unintentionally leaking information outside of the organization.
Forcepoint DLP leverages behavior analytics to proactively respond to threats. It dynamically applies monitoring and enforcement controls on the web, cloud, email, and endpoint to secure data.
Further, it automatically blocks the actions of users in real-time based on the user’s risk level with risk-adaptive data protection.
Its predefined policies help to simplify compliance with different regulatory standards like GDPR, HIPAA, etc.
It empowers organizations to incorporate risk-based policy enforcement
Provides complete protection for organizations' data on endpoints, email, and applications.
Single console to enforce control and manage incidents
Gives real-time visibility of how users are using the data and blocks access for any potential threat
Helps to consistently enforce policy across the organization
Support takes time to respond and resolve issues
Its steep learning curve makes it difficult to start
McAfee provides a comprehensive data loss prevention solution in one suite to protect and secure organizations' data. Its DLP tool protects intellectual property and business-critical information on the network, in the cloud, and at the endpoints.
McAfee offers flexible deployment options and also helps in managing common policies and streamlining incident workflows.
McAfee empowers IT and security teams to see how data is being used and how it is leaking to prevent any data breaches. It quickly discovers data and classifies them into different categories to understand the different types of data organizations possess.
McAfee helps to synchronize on-premises and cloud data loss prevention (DLP) policies.
Centralized incident management and reporting
Ensure compliance and safeguard data
McAfee provides excellent customer support
The tool is easy to use
Creating rules slows it down
Expensive for smaller businesses
Endpoint Protector provides DLP solutions for enterprises and medium-sized businesses. Its advanced technology discovers organizations' data and then monitors and controls any transfer of the data.
Endpoint Protector monitors activities related to devising use and file transfers and prevents data loss or theft. It also helps organizations to stay compliant and meet the requirements of regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, SOX, and others.
Ensures that no sensitive data leaves the organization network by external or internal attacks
Helps to enforce strong security policies across the organization to protect data
Keeps sensitive data encrypted while on the move
Keeps a log of everything and monitors all activities on the endpoint
Easy to use
Support is very responsive and quickly resolves issues
Initial setup is time-consuming
Incident workflow is missing
Safetica helps organizations prevent data leaks and investigates for any incidents to protect sensitive data across the company. It ensures regulatory compliance and reduces human errors.
Safetica sets up automated reports and real-time alerts for actionable events that require intervention. It is an easy-to-use data loss prevention tool and offers affordable solutions for companies of all sizes.
Provides alert for any anomalies or detection of misuse
Gives complete visibility of organizations' sensitive information to protect it
Reduces human errors by automating repetitive tasks
Safetica is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface
Affordable for companies of all sizes
Safetica provides excellent support
Products get too many updates frequently
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Digital Guardian offers network and endpoint data loss prevention solutions for organizations to prevent data loss from both insiders and outsiders. It reduces the risk of data loss by continuously monitoring and controlling the flow of sensitive data via the network, email, or web.
Its network DLP appliances inspect all network traffic then enforce security policies to ensure data protection. On the other hand, Digital Guardian endpoint DLP secures data on different devices and ensures that sensitive data are secure.
Digital Guardian enables organizations to get granular control over data movement.
It has built-in advanced data classification for categorizing different data.
Protects intellectual property and sensitive data of the organization
It is highly customizable
A large number of in-built templates for different purposes
Ensure compliance with different regulatory standards like
It is pretty expensive, and the on-premise solution is resource-intensive
Its endpoint DLP doesn’t support fingerprinting
Google Cloud DLP enables IT and security teams to gain complete visibility of the organization's data and reduce the risks of data breaches. It automatically discovers data, detects possible threats, and blocks any suspicious activity.
Google Cloud DLP is an intuitive and user-friendly tool, and it is also easy to install. Further, it quickly takes backups of the data and minimizes the damage caused.
It has built-in support for scanning and classifying sensitive data
Automatically discover data and detect suspicious activities to prevent threats
Quick to start
Its intuitive interface makes it easy to use
It is costly and may not be suitable for small businesses
A bit confusing to navigate due to overwhelming features
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Manageengine Device Control Plus is a comprehensive tool used by organizations to prevent data loss. It is a device control and file access management solution that helps to control, block and monitor USB and peripheral devices from having unauthorized access to organizations' data. Device control Plus automatically keeps tabs of all organization's data and ensures that only allowed data are transferred.
Gives instant alert in case of any unauthorized access of the organization's sensitive data
Helps to monitor different devices and gives a complete view of who all have access to what in the organization
Ensure real-time data protection and allow limited data transfer by setting restrictions
It's simple policies designed to get started quickly
Its intuitive interface and expertly curated materials make it simple to use
A basic data loss prevention tool that may not meet all your custom needs.
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