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Likelihood to Recommend

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Environments where web security is a necessity. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, securing all assets is very important.
Rob Morton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

If you need granular user and computer reporting, Websense is very reliable. It will provide strong protection and filtering once set up. If you aren't savvy with the technology involved, engage support early in your configuration, as it is complicated. The hybrid mobile client works well for your laptop users that you need protected and reporting out in the real world, but again is complicated to initially set up. Once you get it set up, the websense product is very solid. If you don't need the reporting and don't need it to be accurate to the person/computer, then it is more inline with the web filtering offered integrated by the various firewall providers out there and you can decide whether you want to have a separate appliance for web filtering or have it as part of the all in one firewall solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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  • Blocking malware
  • Monitoring for suspicious traffic and activity
Rob Morton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • It tracks user activity, which means our HR department has a tool to report on certain users' activities when their productivity vs. internet surfing habits are in question. The reports are pretty simple to create and view and the ability to export to Excel has been useful. The ability to automatically generate and email these reports on a schedule has been useful at times too.
  • The ability to set quotas, such as users are allowed to spend 30minutes per day on Facebook or 30minutes a day on shopping sites, which displays the quota for the user when they enter such a site, has been a valuable reminder of our company policies for such activity.
  • The ability to prevent certain types of protocols for certain groups of users, such as group xyz is not allowed on FTP sites, or only https, has allowed to consider and set security parameters for different groups of users.
  • The ability to easily override any group policy setting for a certain individual if an immediate need for something outside the box arises has been useful. If a certain user is temporarily filling in for another person on vacation and needs additional internet access with less restrictions, we just call out that user specifically in the software and apply a different policy, then easily remove that the following week.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • How updates are managed
  • Support - timing and back and forth with question/answers
Rob Morton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • It needs the ability to measure bandwidth. I want to know how much a user is taking up. The fact that he/she has 17,000 hits doesn't help.
  • Clients, Policies, Filters can be confusing. Maybe it's too complicated and can be simplified?
Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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Forcepoint URL Filtering

Forcepoint URL Filtering 9.0
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It's easy to use, easy to setup and maintain and their new Forcepoint hosted solution includes new security features that will sandbox a website and test it for malicious code prior to passing it through to the user machine. This is an excellent cyber security prevention technique and we will be upgrading to this shortly.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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Forcepoint URL Filtering

Forcepoint URL Filtering 8.0
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It's pretty easy to use but does take some getting used to. After an hour of using the software, you will be good to go.
Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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All are quality products, but each have their downsides. Seems to be similar across the product line, how they manage updating the software. There always seems to be issues after updates.
Rob Morton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

We had evaluated solutions from Cisco and Palo Alto in addition to Websense. The firewall integrated solutions, for the most part, lacked the some of the granularity we needed in our configurations. The firewall solutions also weren't as accurate at tying the traffic back to specific users. The Websense solution had the granularity and accurate reporting we needed and cost wise was inline with the additional licensing that the firewall integrated solutions required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • Application uptime is key. Managing risk of downtime saves much more than the cost of this platform.
Rob Morton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • The websense filtering has helped us to reduce and eliminate productivity losses from some gaming and streaming services.
  • We have been able to lower our liability from illegal streaming services and also adult content viewing (and also reduced the internet uses related to those services).
  • The filtering service has helped us to prevent virus spread on the network and also helped as a layer to pinpoint affected endpoints, that had gone unnoticed by our antivirus solution. By alerting to those early infections, we can quarantine the device before the infection spreads or affects other endpoints.
  • The solution has given the HR department reporting they needed when employees were under review without having to pull any local logs or have any local solutions installed.
  • The hybrid client has worked well in a few remote offices, meaning we didn't need a separate proxy service to filter and protect that traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Forcepoint URL Filtering

General

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

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