Code Green Networks TrueDLP
Strengths: All-in-one appliance which includes all the necessary network DLP features.
Weaknesses: None that we could find.
Verdict: An enterprise-class product that scales nicely for many different-sized organizations and comes with a very attractive price tag. This is our Best Buy.
Code Green Networks TrueDLP is an all-in-one network DLP appliance, which provides network monitoring, email protection, web protection and a discovery scanner for detecting and handling confidential data. The solution comes in three appliance sizes, which handle 250, 5,000 and 25,000 users respectively.
Initial configuration of the appliance was very easy. The dashboard for the web-based interface was organized very well and we were able to navigate through the various components without any problems at all. All of the information is logically organized and some of the monitoring tabs and indicators are very intuitive. The typical deployment types are found here as well - integration with third-party SMTP servers, web proxies and also network monitoring through a SPAN/mirror port. From a performance perspective, the appliance is available in three models and can be deployed in various roles, depending on the size of the organization. Some appliances can be configured to collect data and forward it to a downstream console appliance.
Overall, we were impressed with the scalable and flexible performance of the tool and the all-inclusive nature of the solution itself. Not having to worry about multiple modules and licenses is a good thing. Policy creation and integration with Active Directory, events, reporting, dashboard views and other enterprise-class features are available as well. A point of interest is that TrueDLP comes with a built-in discovery scanner within the appliance itself. From the web interface, you can scan network shares and other points of data at rest without having to install a separate standalone component. We thought this feature was a nice touch.
The documentation was good. Available directly on the appliance, the content does a good job of balancing detail and overview information.
Pricing is based on the model purchased, which scales along with the number of users. The model we tested was labeled as having a purchase price of $9,990. Basic 10-hours-a-day/five-days-a-week email, web and phone support is available for 18 percent of the purchase price, and a 24/7 package is available for 28 percent. Additional warranties and on-site response packages are available. The Code Green Networks site has a customer portal available as well.