Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) vs. Forcepoint NGFW

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
Score 5.5 out of 10
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HPE company Aruba Networks launched their Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) product in 2018.N/A
Forcepoint NGFW
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) promises seamless and central management, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. Administrators can deploy, monitor and update thousands of firewalls, VPNs and IPSs in minutes, all from a single console. The vendor says that the product reduces network operating expenses by as much as 50%. Advanced clustering for firewalls and networks eliminates downtime, and administrators can rapidly map business processes into strong, accurate controls to…N/A
Pricing
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Forcepoint NGFW
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Forcepoint NGFW
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
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Ratings
Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Forcepoint NGFW
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Forcepoint NGFW
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Have remote sites and need them to feel local? Want to get all your locations virtually on the same network? This is the way. And if you're like us and need an easy way to manage all your remote locations in one place this is the tool you want to use.
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Forcepoint
If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • An intricate system of connections that make it seem like your outside sites are all on one single LAN
  • Well priced in their category as others are a bit pricier for the same services
  • Aruba is backed by a well staffed support team that can get you through your issues
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Forcepoint
  • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
  • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
  • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The right support team for your product can be difficult to get ahold of
  • Integration with Cisco is not as super tight as integration with Aruba devices
  • Some of the advanced features are difficult to use
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Forcepoint
  • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Forcepoint
The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Forcepoint
Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Forcepoint
There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Changed the way we manage remote sites
  • Saved us funds in the LAN budget
  • Created new opportunities to roll out functions at these sites
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Forcepoint
  • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
  • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
  • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
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