August 2, 2023
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Top 10 Data Loss Prevention Software

With the rising cyber threats, data loss prevention solutions have become a need of the hour. Here are 10 DLP solutions to consider for your business.


Fundamentally most DLP programs run on the Zero Trust protocol. However, they differentiate one another through different offerings and business philosophies. Here’s our list of the top 10 DLP solutions in no order of priority. 

  1. Strac
  2. Symantec
  3. Forcepoint
  4. Digital Guardian
  5. McAfee
  6. Check Point Data Loss Protection
  7. Cisco Email Security
  8. Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention
  9. GTB Technologies
  10. Spirion

More than 83% of companies believe that the fundamental question is not “Will a data breach happen?” but instead, “When will it happen?” 

The recent IBM report on cybersecurity has put some serious numbers on the table. As per the report, a data breach in the United States costs an average of $9.44 million. But more importantly, a breach at scale costs the company sensitive personal records of customers and the reputation of the firm.

So what should companies do to ensure maximum security during such times?

Get Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software that offers easy-to-plug security solutions. 

Read on to get the list of our top 10 DLP solutions

Top 10 Data Loss Prevention Solutions

Here is a comprehensive list of the top 10 Data Loss Protection (DLP) tools available online. 


Strac is the one-stop shop for all things Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that protects businesses and safeguards from compliance risks through the following practices:

  1. Automatically detecting and redacting sensitive data across all communication channels like email, slack, Zendesk, Google Drive, One Drive, and Intercom, among others. 
  2. Protecting sensitive data on front-end apps and back-end servers so sensitive data never touches servers. 

The best part? 

It seamlessly integrates with cloud and SaaS-based platforms such as Zendesk, Slack, Gmail, Office 365, Salesforce, Box, ChatGPT and a wide range of other products and is compliant with PCI, SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, NIST CSF and NIST 800-53. This prevents data leaks across the entire product suite. Something that needs to be observed or focused by other DLP vendors.

It allows users to define custom policies on what data elements to redact, when to redact, who should access, get audit reports and more. 

Apart from that, here are some other key highlights:

Zendesk DLP: Detect and Mask (redact) sensitive Zendesk Comments and Tickets.

Slack DLP: Slack users often send messages containing sensitive customer information, making account protection crucial. Strac Slack app works across all Slack channels and pricing plans and receives audit reports of who accessed what messages. 

Salesforce DLP: Detect and Mask (Redact) sensitive Salesforce cases. It can also block sensitive PII or PHI in Salesforce cases and all other Salesforce objects. 

Strac Integrations

Key Differentiators

  • Strac is known for its high accuracy of detecting and redacting sensitive data powered by its machine learning models
  • Strac detects or redacts textual comments and also unstructured documents of any kind (.pdf, .jpeg, .png, images, screenshots, word docs, excel files and more)
  • Strac is the only company that has the deepest and broadest SaaS coverage. It has the most integrations including with Box, Salesforce, and all popular SaaS apps. Check out all integrations .
  • Strac’s unique redaction experience is the best solution that solves for security and productivity of employees. Never ever a security solution has been delightful and secure to use.
  • Strac has the DLP solution for Generative AI products like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and also API access to detect and redact sensitive data before sending that data to LLM (Large Language Model) providers like OpenAI or AWS Bedrock. Checkout their API Docs here: API docs
  • Strac has out of the box classifiers/detectors for PCI, HIPAA, SOC 2, GDPR, NIST CSF data elements. And also, a robust platform to customize any confidential or sensitive data. Read more here: sensitive data elements
  • Strac provides beautiful reports and remediation actions to protect sensitive data flowing through SaaS apps.
Source G2

Pricing: Strac provides multiple pricing options for teams of all sizes. Please book a demo to connect with Strac team

Symantec (Broadcom) 

Symantec, a global leader in security for household gadgets, is also one of the global champions in the DLP segment. The company brands itself in its parent company, Broadcom, and a wide range of products in the segment. The company successfully enables critical data protection abilities through visibility and control, a unified policy framework, and ensures that security standards meet regulatory compliance benchmarks.

Key Differentiators

The software offerings, similar to Z-scaler’s, are based on the Zero Trust security framework. Here is a list of safety features that Symantec makes possible:

  • Prevents data leakage by monitoring risky user behavior across control points at all times. 
  • Remediate incidents by conducting in-depth User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), assigning a Risk Score for people and behavior.
  • Correctly classifies MIP labels.
  • Content-aware detection, fingerprinting of structured and unstructured data, and image recognition.

Reviews: Symantec Data Loss Prevention enjoys an average rating of 4.5 on G2. Here is what a recent review has to say about the software:

Source G2


Forcepoint, a true multinational, is known to have a geographical presence in over 150 countries and a healthy client base of 14,000+ companies. The company counts corporations such as IBM, Toyota, and MetLife as clients who leverage advanced machine learning capabilities and a data-first security approach of Forcepoint. 

Source G2

Key Differentiators

Some of the unique capabilities of Forcepoint that set it apart from the competitors are as follows:

  • Single-vendor SASE that unifies SD-WAN and SSE
  • Simplified architecture that replaces fragmented infrastructure management
  • Distributed enforcement that protects cloud, network, and endpoint
  • Risk-adaptive protection that is based on context-based security
  • Cloud-native hyper-scaler that is built for continuous availability

Reviews: Forcepoint One scores an average of 4 on G2. Here is a recent review of the product. 

Digital Guardian

Digital Guardian comes across one of the leading DLP software vendors in the industry. The platform is driven by a focus on identifying and securing sensitive data, whether structured or unstructured. Apart from that, the company has successfully controlled data movements even at the most granular level. 

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Key Differentiators

Some of the key differentiators of the product are as follows:

  • Digital Guardian covers the broadest range, irrespective of the endpoint, i.e., Windows., MacOS, and Linux. 
  • The cloud service eliminates the complexities of stand-alone machines. 
  • Digital Guardian promises the range of data classification solutions.

Reviews: Digital Guardian scores an average of 4.5 on G2. 

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Known for its advanced security measures, McAfee is among the data loss prevention companies that safeguard intellectual property and ensure compliance by protecting sensitive data - data that may be present at any endpoint. The McAfee DLP is delivered through low-maintenance appliances (physical or virtual) and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform for streamlined deployment, management, updates, and reports. 

Key Differentiators:

Some of the noticeable features of the following software are:

  • Ensures visibility on how data is being used and how it leaks out of your organisation.  
  • The only DLP vendor that does forensic analysis on data loss events that occurred before the creation of rules. 
  • No prior knowledge of the file details is required. 
  • Location and application tagging allows you to get faster data protection. 

Review: The product scores an average of 4.5 on G2. 

Source G2

Check Point Data Loss Protection

Check Point Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is known for its pre-emptively protection capabilities from unintentional loss of valuable and sensitive information. The solution integrates with Check Point’s Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW). On the other hand,  network DLP enables businesses to monitor data movement and empowers employees to work confidently while staying compliant with regulations and industry standards.

Key Differentiators: Some of the notable differentiators associated with Check Point DLP are as follows:

  • 360O visibility and reporting
  • Prevents unintentional data loss
  • Easy to deploy and manage

Reviews: The product scores an average of 4.6 on G2. 

Source G2

Cisco Email Security with Data Loss Prevention

Cisco’s Data Loss Prevention for email and web are high-performing, comprehensive security solutions for data in motion. Cisco’s tool leverages content, context, and destination knowledge to identify emerging threats. This allows enterprises to control who, what, and where a user can send what information, thus, safeguarding accidental or malicious data loss. 

Key Differentiators:

Some of the leading capabilities of secure email protection tools are a secure email gateway, cloud email security, and anti-spam solutions. This tool has strong detection capabilities, especially in email communications, one of the primary channels for data leakage. 

Reviews: G2 rates Cisco’s product highest among its peers. Here is how it ranks.

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Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention

Trend’s Micro Integrated DLP program clubs DLP with its web security software solution, making it one of the unique solutions on our list. The company promises superior protection with centralized management, cloud application access control, visibility, and flexible deployment options. 

Key Differentiators

Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention doesn’t have major differentiators. However, here are a few of them.

  • Mobile security
  • Endpoint encryption
  • Sandbox as a service
  • Web Gateway Security
  • Email and collaboration security
  • Managed detection and prevention
  • Provides effective detection of sensitive data in motion, at rest, and in use across a wide range of system environments.

Reviews: Trend micro smart protection scores an average of 4 on G2. Here is a screenshot of the latest reviews about the product. 

Source G2

GTB Technologies

GTB Technologies is recognized for its accurate detection capabilities using proprietary detection algorithms. It claims to provide the most accurate detection and control across channels. They are available in all the major operating systems, and their DLP security engine accurately detects structured and unstructured data at the binary level. 

Key Differentiators

  • Advanced endpoint protection with OPSWAT-certified OFF-Premise, real-time fingerprint detection that no other solution can control. 
  • Data discovery, eDiscovery, and Data Classification are all in automatic, real-time - with OCR detection. 
  • Eliminates Shadow IT markets. 


Spririon, a leading DLP vendor, is a software solution marketplace segmented based on deployment type, solution type, end-user industry, and geography. The company follows a simple workflow - classification of data, monitoring and controlling, identifying violation of policies, enforcing remediation, and creating reports. 

Differentiators: Some of the notable factors that differentiate Spirion from other vendors are as follows:

  • Searches for all sensitive and confidential information across the entire IT infrastructure. 
  • Performs data classification
  • Remediates data
  • Provides an intuitive central console
  • Spirion specializes in sensitive data discovery and classification, specifically designed to locate and secure PII and PHI.

Reviews: Spirion scores an average of 4.5 on G2. 

Source G2


While there are a ton of options out there, the following tools have reckoned a name in the industry. One should consider implementing the best practices and the limitations when opting for a tool that best suits their business. 

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Founder, Strac. ex-Amazon Payments Infrastructure (Widget, API, Security) Builder for 11 years.

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