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Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Avast SWG

90%
1 Rating
7.3

Forcepoint Web Security

73%
72 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SWG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Forcepoint Web Security

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

Avast SWG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Forcepoint Web Security

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Avast SWG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Forcepoint Web Security

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Avast SWG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Forcepoint Web Security

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

I have been using [Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)] for a very long
time in my organization, it is very easy to use with having the interface
created on a very advanced module. Designed with much-modernized UI and dashboard
is very pleasing to use and to have the best experience on it.
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Forcepoint

It is very well suited for [an] environment where the internet usage is high and most business applications are either cloud or internet-based e.g. SAP, GST, E-way billings, etc. It is not appropriate for organizations where the hardware is not being updated for a long time as it requires good hardware to run it without any hassle.
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Pros

Avast Software

  • I have been using this platform in my organization for securing the network for a very long time and I am satisfied with their services and features.
  • It helps me in blocking web threats before coming on the network automatically which saves my network from potential attack.
  • Completely functional UI with having all the features to have a fast and secure working environment.
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Forcepoint

  • It prevents users from accessing websites that may have recently been created for the purpose of distributing malware.
  • It prevents users from accidentally or intentionally accessing websites that are considered inappropriate for a work environment.
  • It allows us to create different policies for different teams in our organization.
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Cons

Avast Software

  • The major drawback of using Avast secure web gateway that it sometimes slows down the system in blocking web threats.
  • Secondly, it is hard to set up the first time as it takes a lot of effort and time to completely integrate with the system to make it fully functional.
  • Starting scanning the web application and organizing network in the background which talks a lot of memory and slows down the other processes.
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Forcepoint

  • The user access logs contain a lot of useless information. I understand this is very hard to tackle as I've seen this across any product that logs web activity.
  • I would like to see more customization options of website block pages.
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Pricing Details

Avast SWG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SWG editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Forcepoint Web Security

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint Web Security editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      It is very stable, the organisation has "locked in" the product and has no plans to change or try another product. We have already renewed our 2019-2020 licenses. It is user friendly and people catch on easily when they first use it. The only downtime is when we install Microsoft updates! It has excellent reporting which help in determining how the organisation's Internet is used and also during both internal and external IT audits.
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      Usability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      Despite the intimidating Linux CLI when you use the appliance for troubleshooting, the web security usability compensates as most of the Administration of the system is done there. It is GUI based and has an easy to use UI where one can navigate around rather easily like getting reports, checking alerts, looking the whole setup under deployment to check if all services are running in one place though there are other parts to the system.
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      Support Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      The is a quick first response to acknowledge your issue and the Engineers never take more than two hours to fix an issue and we hardly get issues looking at the fact that the system is pretty stable. There is also a robust Knowledge Base in the site for known problems.
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      Implementation Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      Research known issues with upgrading from the Support Knowledge base, this will enable you avoid road blocks along the way and reduce your dependence on Forcepoint Support
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      Alternatives Considered

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      To be honest, once using Forcepoint for our Web Security, I have not wanted to look anywhere else. The dashboard gives me quick insight of threats, productivity, and bandwidth usage. Again, this is a layer in my security and it fills many holes. I feel safe and I do like I can just let it do its thing
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      Return on Investment

      Avast Software

      • I am facing a lot on my organization's websites that it shows a lot of ads on the screen which sometimes got a freeze on the page and takes the whole screen to play which is a lot of time-consuming and slows down the work.
      • Avast Secure Web Gateway [(SWG)] is one of the best protection solutions available in the market to secure network traffic.
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      Forcepoint

      • The design of Forcepoint Web Security [in my opinion] does not lend itself well to remote workers. This was obvious [to me] before the pandemic and was only more evident with the pandemic.
      • Quality control of Forcepoint Web Security software requires staff time and resources to administer and upgrade. It is refreshing to see the administration [needs to be] reduced with a cloud-based solution.
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