Best Data Loss Prevention Products

Websense Data Security Suite
Receiving top scores all categories, the Websense Data Security Suite was lauded by readers for its ease of installation, configuration and administration,

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its scalability, and its comprehensive and flexible reporting. Perhaps most notable were its top rankings for vendor service and support, as well as ROI.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention (Vontu)
Symantec's Data Loss Prevention product, incorporated from the Vontu acquisition, ranked highly for its granular and flexible policy definition and management, and its effectiveness in detecting and/or preventing unauthorized user activity. While vendor support fell shy of Websense's, its marks for ease of integration, comprehensive reporting and scalability made it a top choice.

McAfee Total Protection for Data

McAfee's Total Protection for Data scored highest for its ease of installation, configuration and administration. A solid overall product, it was also noted for its granular and flexible policy definition, its effectiveness in detecting and/or preventing unauthorized user activity, its ease of integration and its scalability.

"The data loss prevention market is finally making the transition from early adopters to the early mainstream. Most of the major security vendors have completed their acquisitions of smaller DLP vendors and are rounding out the products into full suites that protect data on the network, in storage and on endpoints." -- Rich Mogull, founder, Securosis, LLC


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This was first published in September 2009

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