Strengths: Highly comprehensive feature set
Weaknesses: None that we found
Verdict: We really liked this one. The great features, high performance and ease of use of Fidelis XPS make it our Recommended extrusion prevention product
The Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System is a full-function, high-end system that can combat data leakage on many fronts. It includes a central command centre appliance to which different sensors are connected. This provides a comprehensive and flexible system designed for the specific needs of the environment. This product works by stopping unauthorised network traffic based on content, application or protocol. It inspects all traffic, including attachments and compressed files, across all 65,535 ports and identifies critical types of sensitive information.
Fidelis XPS was simple to install and deploy. There are two parts to the deployment. The first is getting the Command Post appliance up and the second is deploying and adding the sensors to Command Post. After the sensors are added, they need to be configured. All management and configuration is done through the web-based GUI. These interfaces are well organised.
This product seeks out personally identifiable information, credit card data, source code, ePHI (electronic protected health information), and classified. It supports email security requirements by quarantining unencrypted emails or redirecting those sensitive emails to an encryption server. It can also manage use of high-risk applications by monitoring related channels, such as instant messaging and peer-to-peer.
Documentation consists of a quick-start guide to getting each of the appliances installed. Further documentation is available via the appliances themselves as PDF user and administration guides. All the documentation is well organised.
Fidelis offers basic and premium (24/7/365) levels of support via contracts. The options include phone and email technical support as well as a web-based resource that includes software and documentation downloads and also a knowledgebase, FAQ and a support ticketing system.
At a price starting at around £16,468 we find this product to be excellent value. The XPS offers high flexibility and great features at a reasonable price, winning our Recommended award.