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Score 7.2 out of 100

Forcepoint Web Security

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Content Shield

We are a healthcare organization so it is very important that we are HIPPA compliant with our data via email/web based. For non-medical related issues sometimes we get items we do need blocked by the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

I strongly believe every small organization or IT department can benefit from Forcepoint. The dashboard is a quick way to see what is going on in your environment. The application is set it and forget it and gives me a strong secure feeling knowing malicious sites or content is being updating constantly. User do not know it is on their machine or device. They are alerted by a page saying that is a blocked site, if they really need access, they let me know and if I approve, I can quickly give them access.
Justin Leos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Barracuda Content Shield

  • Easy to use
  • Layout of program looks like an email so its easy to read and identify
  • Helped many suspicious senders from getting into our system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

  • This package is one of the few that offers a category, quota time, that allows us to limit certain categories and or websites for staff that would normally be blocked for customers and may not be something that is needed in their day to day job duties. We allow staff one hour a day, broken down into six 10 min increments, to visit sites for shopping, travel arrangement and other areas that are more of a personal need than a business need.
  • Forcepoint has a wide selection of categories that can be enabled, quota timed or restricted at a top-level or you can go more granular and drill down to subcategories to allow for only partial access.
Allan Eisenhauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Content Shield

  • The layout is simple but its all one color and there are a lot of tabs that I don't know what they are used for
  • I cant figure out why the Barracuda emails go straight to my junk box, I don't always check it so some emails have gotten lost
Anonymous | 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

Barracuda Content Shield

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I think the program is easy to use, I think there are more functions it can have or better ability to customize the layout so it doesn't look so plain
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Barracuda Content Shield

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Barracuda Content Shield

We chose this package because of our industry, there is a lot of web based information that can get lost or stolen. We want to be compliant and not lose any sensitive information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

We have used many content filter devices in the past. None of them seemed to cover (at least at the time) the sheer amount of features that Forcepoint has for us. The cost of Forcepoint seems to be (again, at this time) under the cost of all the competitors we have installed or tested in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Content Shield

  • Keeping our data more secure
  • Controlling information in and out of the servers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint Web Security

  • It is actually a hard question to answer. As part of broader security infrastructure, it has performed well in its intended role. We have not suffered any significant breaches since it was installed. However, it is difficult to ascribe this solely to the Forcepoint Web Security. For instance, we also use the Umbrella DNS servers and they may prevent users from accessing malicious websites as well. Forcepoint provides flexibility where the DNS servers do not.
Mark Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Content Shield

General

Free Trial
Yes
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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