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Score 9.3 out of 100

Forcepoint Web Security

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Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SWG

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.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

Web security is well suited because it provides functionally of on-prem as well as cloud so instead of fully migrating to cloud we can have few users on on-prem and few on cloud, it gets easy to identify which users should be on cloud or on-prem. It is always better to use a generic policy for everyone otherwise it can cause issues while creating exceptions. The scenario where it is less appropriate is when there is a function where the agent can automatically get updated but when we do that, the agent does not get updated properly which causes a lot of trouble as we need to uninstall the agent and then re-install it.
Allan Dylan Pinto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avast SWG

  • 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.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SWG

  • 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.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SWG

No score
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Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avast SWG

No score
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Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast SWG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avast SWG

No score
No answers yet
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Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SWG

No answers on this topic

Forcepoint Web Security

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
Justin Leos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast SWG

  • 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.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

  • Being a non-profit the cost is a bit higher than some competitors so our ROI takes a bit longer to recoup. I would really like to see better non-profit pricing.
  • The ease of doing a report on someone cuts down on the IT man-hours to do website tracking for managers as we can do it from a central point whereas in the past (prior to Forcepoint/Websense) we would have to ghost their machine to look for activity as well as their local servers.
Allan Eisenhauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SWG

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Forcepoint Web Security

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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