Digital Guardian and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention: Which data loss prevention solution is better?

IT Central Station users review two top data loss prevention solutions: Digital Guardian and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention.

As cybercriminals adapt and evolve their techniques to compromise business security systems, it is more important than ever before for organisations to maintain healthy, modern security practices. Data loss prevention solutions can help businesses to monitor, detect, and block sensitive data while it is in use and potentially stop it from being harnessed by cybercriminals hiding in the network. However, choosing the right solution isn't easy - every business is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all' solution.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at Digital Guardian and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, two of the highest reviewed solutions in the data loss prevention market.

Below is a brief summary of the report, highlighting what real IT Central Station users think of each solution - from their most valuable features, to how they've improved individual businesses, as well as what each solution could do better.

Digital Guardian

Protects sensitive data on all your endpoints and protects intellectual property and personal information.

With an average rating of 7.0 from 2 reviews, Digital Guardian is seen as one of the stronger solutions available in the data loss prevention market. Frequently compared to Symantec Data Loss Prevention and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian is of interest to users from a range of different industries, from software or comms providers, to media companies and schools.

Users of Digital Guardian praise many of its features, with some highlighting that the solution encounters no problems when it comes to scaling. Admirers also praise the solution's technical support and how its correlation server works very well when it comes to security analysis.

However, the solution does have its critics, and these users point to the complicated workflows of the system as an area that should be improved. Similarly, criticisers feel that there are a lot of issues with the current version of the Endpoint agent and that it is too unstable and resource-consuming.    

Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention

Addresses human-centric risk with visibility and the ability to control everywhere your people and data reside.

Achieving an average rating of 8.4 from seven reviews, Forcepoint's offering has wide appeal to many looking for a data loss prevention solution. Popular at businesses of all sizes, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention has seen use at companies ranging from over 1000 employees to smaller sub-200 sized organisations. It also generates interest among buyers from numerous industries, including financial services firms, insurance companies, and comms service providers.

According to users, the solution's ease of configuration makes it stand out from competitors, and key features such as integration and fingerprinting technology comfortably place it in the higher tier of data loss prevention solutions. Yet even though it boasts many impressive features, Forcepoint's solution could still be improved. The solution's detractors consistently suggest that the reporting features could be better, particularly when trying to push a report by a certain organisational entity or unit.