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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Untangle NG Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    4 Ratings
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Untangle NG Firewall

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    80%
    1 Rating

    Untangle NG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Untangle NG Firewall

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Untangle

    Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations. As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
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    Pros

    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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    Untangle

    • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
    • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
    • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
    • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
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    Cons

    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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    Untangle

    • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
    • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
    • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
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    Pricing Details

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint URL Filtering editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Forcepoint User AdvantageContact sales team1
    Forcepoint Data AdvantageContact sales team2
    Forcepoint Edge AdvantageContact sales team3
    Forcepoint AdvantageContact sales team4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Untangle NG Firewall

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Untangle NG Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Open Source Firewall$0.001
    NG Firewall Complete$25.002
    z4 appliance$2993
    z4w appliance$3294
    z4 Plus appliance$399.005
    z6 appliance$1199.006
    z12 appliance$1999.007
    z20 appliance$3499.008

    Footnotes

    1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
    2. per month
    3. one-time purchase
    4. one-time purchase
    5. one-time purchase
    6. one-time purchase
    7. one-time purchase
    8. one-time purchase

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Untangle

    Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
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    Usability

    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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    Untangle

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Forcepoint

    No answers on this topic

    Untangle

    I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Forcepoint

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

    NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Untangle

    • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
    • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
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