Vendor: McAfee
Price: $39.63
Contact: mcafee.com

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Strengths:
The highly flexible and customizable capture database has several analytical capabilities to leverage for fine tuning insufficiently configured rules and .
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None that we found.
Verdict:
The comprehensiveness and flexibility of this product renders it suitable for a variety of organizations looking for a DLP product with automation capabilities and robust content-based classification functionality.

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Summary

McAfee Total Protection for DLP protects Windows and Mac endpoints across more than 10 exfiltration vectors and offers additional blocking and monitoring capabilities for email and web traffic protection. It strongly emphasizes discovery, inventory and classification of personal data to give visibility and define what constitutes sensitive content. The solution has native and third-party options available, including integration support for TITUS and Boldon James.

McAfee DLP Discover can scan, classify and encrypt data on 300-plus content-based types using automatic data fingerprinting. While at rest, it scans data to find and classify sensitive content, including classic pattern matching. McAfee DLP Discover then automatically applies metadata tags for all classified content, making it easy to track files throughout an organization. The platform protects all classified files across all environments with a universal policy engine.

To examine different indicators, the platform uses a variety of detection tools, such as regular expressions and validators, keywords, fingerprinting, exact data matching, forensic analysis and OCR. Organizations can use it as a teaching tool to raise awareness about sensitive data security. McAfee Total Protection coaches end-users on their data interactions. 

The highly analytical management console simplifies the process of controlling and securing data, using easy-to-view drilldown capabilities, out-of-the-box templates and customizable reports. The multi-environment data control prevents data leaks from multiple loss vectors, protects against insider threats, enforces encryption on sensitive content, builds cloud sharing and collaboration guardrails and defines and enforces access policies.

Most notably, this solution offers a capture database, a large disk array that exists within every network appliance. The capture feature lets organizations analyze keywords, user activitie, and file names to tune rules to identify events that current configurations otherwise exclude. The DLP Capture Database provides customization and flexibility, working within and around regulatory frameworks, such as the extensive library of GDPR.

This solution can automate reactions based on different triggers, removing some of the data loss prevention burden from administrators and security teams. With McAfee Total Protection, organizations can build and spread rules across multiple control points with the click of a button, making policies simple and uniform.

Pricing for the MSRP software license for endpoint and network DLP varies from $39.63 to $113.55, depending on the number of user licenses. Phone, email and web support is 24/7 and includes a knowledgebase. Support renewal varies from $8.65 to $25.27.

 Tested by Tom Weil