Best Data Loss Prevention Products

Readers vote on the best network, client and combined data loss prevention software and appliances for enterprise and midmarket deployments.

[GOLD] Websense Data Security Suite Websense Receiving top scores all categories, the Websense Data Security Suite

was lauded by readers for its ease of installation, configuration and administration, its scalability, and its comprehensive and flexible reporting. Perhaps most notable were its top rankings for vendor service and support, as well as ROI.

[SILVER]
Symantec Data Loss Prevention (Vontu)
Symantec
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.

[BRONZE]
McAfee Total Protection for Data
McAfee

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.

[TRENDS]
"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


2009 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

  Introduction and Methodology
  Best Antimalware Products
  Best Application Security Products
  Best Authentication Products
  Best Data Loss Prevention Products
  Best Email Security Products
  Best Identity and Access Management Products
  Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention Products
  Best Mobile Data Security Products
  Best Network Access Control Products
  Best Network Firewalls
  Best Risk and Policy Management Products
  Best Secure Remote Access Products
  Best Security Information and Event Management Products
  Best Unified Threat Management Products
  Best Vulnerability Management Products
  Best Web Security Gateway Products
  Best Wireless Security Products
This was first published in September 2009

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