Symantec Named as Leader for Data Loss Prevention Solutions

Symantec, the world’s leading cybersecurity firm, has recently been named as a ‘leader’ for data loss prevention solutions by the independent market research firm, Forrester Research Inc.

Forrester Research regularly releases reports that provide IT security professionals with crucial information to allow them to make informed decisions about the best IT solutions to adopt.

In its latest report, The Forrester Wave™ Data Loss Prevention Suites (Q4, 2016), the strengths and weaknesses of Symantec’s data loss prevention solutions were assessed along with those of other well-known solution providers.

Symantec was given the highest possible score across 23 categories that were assessed and the company was rated top in areas such as endpoint visibility and control, intellectual property protection, security portfolio vision, encryption, and staffing and related resources.

Forrester praised Symantec for its “comprehensive DLP suite with robust capabilities for intellectual property protection, information management, incident management, and encryption support.” Researchers said the company had more staffing and resources dedicated to data loss prevention than any other company that was assessed as part of this Forrester Wave. Symantec was also recognized for the rich set of capabilities of its solutions and its level of innovation in the field of DLP.

Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec, welcomed the news saying “Symantec has long been recognized as an innovator in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and it is my view that being named a ‘Leader’ in the Forrester Wave report is further testament to our strength in the market.”

Symantec has long been considered to be one of the leading cybersecurity firms when it comes to protecting on-premise business assets. However, with more organizations adopting cloud applications and services, Symantec has developed a number of solutions to ensure that data can be protected no matter where they are located.

In addition to being named as a ‘Leader’ in data loss prevention software, Symantec was also named a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q4 2016.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of