7 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint NGFW

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.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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.
Rick Eastman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Identification Technologies
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Visualization Tools
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Content Inspection
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Policy-based Controls
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Active Directory and LDAP
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Firewall Management Console
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Reporting and Logging
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
VPN
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
High Availability
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Stateful Inspection
Forcepoint NGFW
7.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Pros

Forcepoint NGFW

  • 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.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • The ability to see all traffic and pinpoint issues.
  • Ability to prioritize applications and their traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forcepoint NGFW

  • 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.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • Unable to perform NAT through Site to Site VPN
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forcepoint NGFW

There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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.
Rick Eastman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forcepoint NGFW

  • 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.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • Reduced Down time
  • Improved throughput due to their intelligent data analytics
  • Full utilization of all data circuits
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Forcepoint NGFW

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
9.7

Usability

Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Support Rating

Forcepoint NGFW
6.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
7.0

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