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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.1

    Forcepoint NGFW

    81%

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Forcepoint NGFW ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Forcepoint NGFW is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Forcepoint NGFW and Forcepoint URL Filtering are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Forcepoint NGFW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    6.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Forcepoint

    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.
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    Pros

    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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    Forcepoint

    • 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.
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    Cons

    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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    Forcepoint

    • 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?
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    Pricing Details

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint NGFW 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 URL Filtering

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Forcepoint URL Filtering editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Forcepoint

      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.
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      Usability

      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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      Forcepoint

      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.
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      Support Rating

      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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      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Forcepoint

      Forcepoint is focus on content filtering as compare to other product which has more accurate filtering centralize database
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      Return on Investment

      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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      Forcepoint

      • 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.
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