Best Endpoint Protector Alternative for Data Loss Prevention

Looking for Endpoint Protector alternatives for preventing data loss that’s flexible, intuitive, and fairly priced?

CurrentWare has the USB control, web filtering, and user activity monitoring capabilities you need to protect data—at a fraction of the cost!

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Find a Data Loss Prevention Software for Your Needs

Use CurrentWare’s Endpoint Protector alternatives if… Use Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys if…
  • You’d like an advantageously priced USB control solution for Windows
  • You need greater insights into user activity such as  high-risk internet and application usage
  • You’d like to proactively prevent your users from accessing high-risk cloud storage sites
  • You need advanced DLP features such as deep content inspection, eDiscovery, and email monitoring
  • You require UI and customer support in languages other than English
  • You’re searching for a DLP solution for a multi-OS environment with Mac or Linux computers

     

Compare CurrentWare vs. Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys Features

Compare the key features of CurrentWare and Endpoint Protector to choose the right fit for you

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USB Storage
External HDDs
Tape
CD/DVD
iPhones/iPads/iPods
Smartphones/Tablets
Digital Cameras
Media Players (MP3 Players)
Memory Cards (SD/MM)
Printers
Floppy Drives
Webcams
WiFi Network Cards
FireWire
Thunderbolt
Biometric Devices
Sound Cards
Bluetooth Devices
Serial Ports
Parallel Ports
Network Share
Keyboards
USB-to-Ethernet
Infrared Dongle

 

Peripheral Control

The CurrentWare Suite include AccessPatrol, a USB security and USB activity monitoring software solution for preventing theft to portable storage devices.

These security features make the CurrentWare Suite the perfect solution for meeting cybersecurity compliance requirements for USB devices.

Both Endpoint Protector and CurrentWare’s AccessPatrol provide comprehensive peripheral control capabilities across a variety of devices. Both solutions allow you to granularly apply unique device control policies based on groups of users and computers.

Learn More:  Devices You Can Control With AccessPatrol

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Cloud Storage Web Category Blocking
TCP/UDP Port Filtering
Block/Allow USB & Removable Storage
Block File Transfers to Removable Devices
Auto Delete Sensitive Data
Deep Packet Inspection
Encrypt Files ⚠️
Not available on Linux
Data Classification
File Whitelisting
USB Activity Reports, Dashboards & Alerts
Granular PC/User DLP Policies
eDiscovery
Clipboard Monitoring
Disable Screen Capture
Time-Based Policies
File Tracing for Removable Media Devices
Grant Temporary Access
Email & Chat DLP
Custom DLP Rules (Regex)
File Shadowing

Data Loss Prevention

Endpoint Protector’s core feature set is built around advanced DLP features such as deep packet inspection to break encryption for the purpose of directly inspecting content for sensitive information as it leaves the network.

Which features are available in Endpoint Protector depends on the modules purchased; they have seperate modules for device control, content-aware protection, enforced encryption, and eDiscovery.

CurrentWare’s data loss prevention software is focused on USB control to prevent data leaks to removable media devices, web category filtering to block web-based data egress points, and user activity monitoring to identify high-risk user behavior such as attempts to use blocked peripheral devices.

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Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Websites & Applications Tracking
Idle Time Tracking
Productivity Score
User Logon & Shutdown Tracking
IP Address Location Tracking
Web Category Tracking
Email Reports & Alerts
Desktop Screenshots
Optional Stealth Mode
Raw Data Access

 

Employee Monitoring

While Endpoint Protector is an excellent DLP tool, its lack of monitoring features leave a significant gap in your data loss prevention strategy—detecting insider threats.

Without clear visibility into employee computer activity your organization is at risk of data loss to high-risk computer usage such as using unauthorized applications and visiting malicious websites.

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User-level Blocking
Computer-level Blocking
Category Filtering
Allow URLs & Domains
Block URLs & Domains ⚠️
Requires add-on
Block Applications
TCP/UDP Port Filtering

Web Filtering

Web filtering is an essential component of any  DLP strategy. Blocking high-risk websites such as unauthorized cloud storage services and malicious websites ensures that data is not leaked to these egress points.

Unfortunately, Endpoint Protector’s web filtering capabilities are limited. While the Content Aware Protection module can be used to deny access to URLs and domains this method of web filtering is not scalable as you must manually add new websites as they emerge.

CurrentWare’s web filter BrowseControl includes a web category filtering database with millions of URLs across hundreds of categories including social media, file hosting, and virus-infected sites.

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On-Premises
Raw Database Access
Self-Managed Cloud
SaaS
14 Days Free Trial 30 Days
10 licenses Minimum Order Quantity 150 licenses + 2 modules
SIEM Integration
Central Management Console
Remote Workforce Management
Stealth & Transparent Modes
AD Integration
SQL Database
Citrix Ready
Multilingual UI
Compatible with Windows
Compatible with Mac
Compatible with Linux
MDM (Android/iOS) ⚠️
Discontinued
CurrentWare System Requirements System Requirements

 

Server Requirements:
CPU 2-4 Cores, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD*

*More CPU/RAM needed for Content Aware Protection and eDiscovery

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Client Requirements:
1GHz+ Dual-Core CPU
30MB RAM*

*More CPU/RAM needed for Content Aware Protection and eDiscovery

 

Setup & Deployment

Thanks to its simple interface and setup process, getting started with CurrentWare is easy—whether or not you’re an experienced system administrator. CurrentWare offers a variety deployment options that suit the installation needs of organizations of all sizes.

Both CurrentWare and Endpoint Protector can be deployed on-premises or on a self-managed cloud server through cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

Endpoint Protector also offers a Software-as-a-Service model where they manage server deployment and maintenance for an added cost.

Due to Endpoint Protector’s minimum order quantity of 150 licenses and 2 modules  it is not the best data loss prevention solution for small businesses.

In terms of setup and deployment, Endpoint Protector’s greatest strength is its near 1:1 feature parity between Windows, Mac, and Linux, whereas CurrentWare is only available for Windows machines. This operating system diversity makes Endpoint Protector a great option for multi-OS environments.

 

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8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday Support Availability 3:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday
Live Chat Feature
Phone Support
Training Videos ⚠️
Limited Content
Email Support
Multilingual Support
Knowledge Base

Customer Support

Even the best alternatives to Endpoint Protector need to have a reliable technical support team to ensure that its customers get the services they need to make the most of their data loss prevention solutions.

CurrentWare’s support team is available by phone, live chat, and email from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday to ensure your business is covered. We also maintain an onboarding guide and a knowledge base full of helpful articles and training videos to ensure critical information is available 24/7.

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Compare CurrentWare vs Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys Pricing

CurrentWare Pricing

The CurrentWare Suite is a cost effective solution for tracking the computer usage of your team members. CurrentWare offers fair prices and honest value to keep their  employee monitoring software solutions accessible to companies of all sizes.

CurrentWare’s solutions can be purchased individually for the greatest flexibility or as a full suite for the best value.

When purchased individually, the cost of BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, and AccessPatrol starts as low as $3.99 USD per user per month (paid annually). The full CurrentWare Suite includes all 4 modules starting at $8.99 USD.

Discounts Available:

  • Pricing breaks are available for businesses that sign up for multi-year plans or have future growth planned and can commit to bulk orders.
  • Volume license discounts are available starting for as low as 100 users, with discounts increasing depending on the number of licenses, and the length of the contract term.
  • Educational organizations and nonprofits may qualify for a 10% license discount.

Last updated December 2022—See the latest CurrentWare Pricing

Endpoint Protector Pricing

Pricing for Endpoint Protector is not publicly available as it varies widely based on system requirements, the quantity of licenses, and the modules you select. To get accurate Endpoint Protector pricing you must schedule a meeting with a member of their sales team.

Here’s what we know about Endpoint Protector pricing:

  • The entry-level package is 150 licenses with a minimum of two Endpoint Protector modules
  • To gain access to all of Endpoint Protector’s features you must purchase additional modules
  • An SC Magazine article from 2013 states this for 250 users: “With a price starting at $8,250 for the appliance (with just the Device Control module), and up to $14,850 for the appliance, Device Control and Content Aware Protection…this product can become quite pricey fast.”. The price of Endpoint Protector has likely risen since 2013
  • A review from 2021 notes that “For what it’s doing, the cost is somewhat high for us…” – Ray Grau, Interactive Developer at Customer Communications Group, Inc.
  • Another review from 2021 indicates that Endpoint Protector may not offer advantageous pricing for long-term commitments beyond one year: “It would be helpful if they offered discounted pricing for long-term contracts to serve customers who are interested in committing for periods of three years, five years, or longer.” – Salachour Ebaratgar, IT Manager, Marketing Services Firm with 51-200 Employees

Last updated December 2022

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Case Study

Viking Yachts Protects Sensitive Information From a Departing Employee

“CurrentWare saved us a lot of time and money. If we didn’t have AccessPatrol we would have never known what was going on. I cannot thank all of you enough for this software.”

A departing employee was caught stealing classified files! If we didn’t have AccessPatrol we would never have known.

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The reporting feature offers accurate insights on internet activities in order to ensure compliance & organization policies are met. The offsite management feature makes it easy to monitor those working from home.

Carroline Achieng O., Sales Consultant
Absa Life Assurance, 10,001+ Employees

We have experienced data leaks by dishonest employees in the past and AccessPatrol has helped us avoid them and work with greater security and peace of mind for us and our customers.

Julio V., Head of Information Technology
Financial Services Industry, 10,001+ employees

As a 'novice' I was able to set up with help from support in about an hour. Previous software took forever and didn't work as advertised. This software worked right out of the box.

Dr. Gerard B, Office Manager
2-10 Employees

The software actually does what was advertised and the support is great! We were able to have the software up and running on the same day with no issues or even a call/email to their support.

Ken W, IT Manager
201-500 Employees

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Endpoint Protector Reviews

What Endpoint Protector Customers Like

Granularity & Compatibility

Endpoint Protector has compatibility with all major operating systems. Endpoint Protector’s granularity on who or which computer gets what policies makes it easy to apply Endpoint Protector to many use cases.

Source: Capterra Reviewer, 2021

The best part of endpoint protector is that it works on all three platforms i.e., Windows, MAC, and Linux. Also, there is a single pane from which you can manage everything.

Source: G2 Reviewer, 2022

In the Mac space, CoSoSys is probably the market leader, because of the level of detail that they’ve put into the platform is very significant.

Source: PeerSpot Reviewer, 2021

What Endpoint Protector Customers Are Mixed About

Support

The after-sales service is not that great. We faced some issues with the solution and want some customization for the same but [we were] not getting support.

Source: G2 Reviewer, 2022

Technical support has been fantastic. They get back to me quickly. They’re willing to schedule video conferencing so that I can share my screen. They’re willing to bring on a level-two support technician to look at the details. They’re able to supply everything for me support-wise.

Source: PeerSpot Reviewer, 2021

There is a language issue occasionally and you have to over explain things, but it depends at the end of the day what type of solution you are looking for and what their commercials look like.

Source: Comment on /r/sysadmin, 2019

What Endpoint Protector Customers Dislike

Complexity

The learning curve is pretty steep to get the policies setup correctly. Make sure you team has someone to set this up and have the machine to host the software. That was the only piece we were missing is we had to scramble to find a machine powerful enough to host the solution.

Source: G2 Reviewer, 2020

The initial setup was complex…It took more than a month to deploy because I had to source all of the equipment. They have a very good “how-to” document on deploying the software but once we got to that point, it was not the software causing a problem but rather, it was a hardware compatibility issue.

Source: PeerSpot Reviewer, 2021

CurrentWare Suite

Get all 4 modules for the best value or choose the exact solution you need

Get Advanced Activity Insights

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.

  • Make informed decisions
  • Enforce company policies
  • Improve productivity

BrowseReporter productivity dashboard - individual user

Block Harmful Websites

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.

  • Block URLs & categories
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Website allow & block lists

Screenshot of category filtering window from BrowseControl web filter. Porn and social media categories blocked.

Stop Data Theft to USB Devices

AccessPatrol is USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

  • Block USB devices
  • USB file activity alerts
  • Block file transfers

AccessPatrol peripheral device permissions mockup block usb

Control PC Power States

enPowerManager is a remote PC power manager for centrally managing power settings across all endpoints.

  • Track logon and logoff times
  • Log PC power event history
  • Remotely shutdown PCs

Screenshot of enPowerManager's PC power schedule with weekly boot, restart, and shutdown events scheduled

Why Choose CurrentWare’s Endpoint Protector Alternatives?

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Fair Pricing

CurrentWare provides core features at a fraction of the cost of major competitors

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User Friendly Software

Block USBs in just a few clicks, with unique policies based on user/PC groups

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One-Stop Suite

Manage DLP, web filtering, and employee monitoring from a central console

More Than Just Data Loss Prevention

The CurrentWare suite goes beyond data leakage prevention with affordable solutions for employee monitoring, web filtering, and remote power management.

Purchase the entire suite for the best value or get the exact solutions you need.

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Get Advanced Control Over Web Access

While Endpoint Protector can  block websites, it lacks many core features provided by CurrentWare’s BrowseControl.

BrowseControl’s web category filtering database makes blocking high-risk sites simple with millions of URLs across hundreds of categories including social media, file hosting, and virus-infected sites.

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Flexible Deployment Options

On-Premises | Remote Workers | Self-Managed Cloud Platforms

When you use CurrentWare's solutions the data you collect remains solely in your control, giving you the flexibility to decide where data is stored and for how long. Your employee’s data cannot be accessed by CurrentWare.

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Deploy the Software

Install the Console & Server on a computer, server, or a cloud platform of your choice. Then deploy the Clients to your users’ computers.

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Manage your Users

Organize your PCs/Users into custom policy groups. Get advanced awareness & control over how technology is used in your organization.

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Protect Your Critical Data With the CurrentWare Suite

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Centralized Management for Scalable Data Protection

Implement data security policies from the convenience of a central management server. Easily monitor and control your entire workforce in just a few clicks.

  • Monitor & control each managed endpoint device from a central  management console
  • Place users/PCs in their own policy groups to apply a unique security policy to them
  • Integrate with Active Directory to import & sync your Windows users to the CurrentWare Console

Protect Business Critical Data Against Insider Threats

Use CurrentWare’s data leakage prevention solutions to secure sensitive data such as intellectual property, trade secrets, and credit card data against data breaches to insider threats.

  • Collect evidence of data exfiltration and potential data breaches
  • Prevent the use of unauthorized USB storage devices
  • Endpoint DLP features trace user activity across all of your organization’s endpoints
AccessPatrol USB activity dashboard for a single user. Showcasing a timeline of file activities, top file types, and top device types

Restrict Access to Cloud Services For Optimal Data Protection

Having sensitive data stored on cloud storage sites is a significant source of data loss incidents. Control access to cloud apps and websites with CurrentWare.

  • Block malicious insiders from accessing cloud applications
  • Effortlessly block millions of websites across 100+ URL categories
  • Take control over data movement by blocking data egress points

Monitor User Devices for Events That Pose Security Risks

Data protection depends on complete visibility into how your user accounts are interacting with your systems. CurrentWare helps provide visibility into risky behavior with intuitive user activity reports.

  • Get alerts of high-risk file transfers to USB devices
  • Monitor network traffic on endpoints for attempts to access high-risk websites and other policy violations
  • Alert your network administrator, IT department, and other trusted users when high-risk events occur
Screenshot of AccessPatrol's email alerts with alerts for USB file transfers and use of blocked devices
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CurrentWare Features

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Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
the Internet

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URL Filter

Allow or block specific URLs; customize policies for each group

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Category Filtering

Block websites based on
content categories

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Internet Scheduler

Set unique restrictions at specific
times of the day

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Internet Monitoring

Monitor web browsing, keyword searches, and more

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Computer Activity Reports

15+ different detailed web
activity reports

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Track Application Use

See what applications are being
used by employees

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Email Reports

Automatically email user activity reports to designated inboxes

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Block USB

Block unauthorized USBs to protect
against data theft

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Block External Devices

Easily block DVDs, external drives
& other peripherals

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Device Permissions

Set full access, read only or no
access on storage devices

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Allowed List

Allow specific storage devices on
your network

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Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the
centralized console with Active
Directory import or syncing

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Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

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Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

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SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

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