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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.1

    Forcepoint NGFW

    81%

    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

    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

    • Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.4

    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    100%
    1 Rating

    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    60%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

    70%
    2 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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    Palo Alto Networks

    The Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix devices work especially well in a hub and spoke environment, especially if you are looking at adding point-to-point VPN tunnel functionality. They allow us to combine various ISP connections and provide analytics to automatically determine the best path for any given application to take based on priority levels you can manage.
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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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    Palo Alto Networks

    • The ability to see all traffic and pinpoint issues.
    • Ability to prioritize applications and their traffic.
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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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    Palo Alto Networks

    • Unable to perform NAT through Site to Site VPN
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    Pricing Details

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint NGFW 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

      Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix) 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

        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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        Palo Alto Networks

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Palo Alto Networks

        The support was super fast in the beginning. Sometimes it seems now that the support does not get back to you as quickly. When we do get in contact with the support, they are usually knowledgeable and can help find the problem. The support has also been easy to work with.
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        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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        Palo Alto Networks

        We used Peplink routers prior to CloudGenix. The dashboard wasn’t as clean and they were difficult to license, provision and manage. We evaluated Meraki and VeloCloud. The pricing model of Meraki was fine but VeloCloud pricing just didn’t work for us. The Meraki device lacked some of the functionality we needed.
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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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        Palo Alto Networks

        • Reduced Down time
        • Improved throughput due to their intelligent data analytics
        • Full utilization of all data circuits
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