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Forcepoint Web Security

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FortiGate

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint Web Security

Over the years, [in our experience] the maintenance of the Forcepoint Web Security solution proved to be more cumbersome and troublesome with each version upgrade. In addition, it did not transition well to support the large increase of remote workers. We also experienced weird incompatibilities with the client. We have since replaced this solution with Zscaler Internet Access, a cloud-based secure web gateway solution, with a client that behaves as expected, is more flexible and requires significantly less administration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet's Fortigate is a Firewall which can be suited to all the types of organizations starting from Small/ mid size to Large enterprises. Due to its cost effectiveness even a Small organizations can afford it. In the return Fortigate will give you the industry best technology to secure your organization infra.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.1
Identification Technologies
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.1
Visualization Tools
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.0
Content Inspection
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
8.9
Policy-based Controls
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.1
Firewall Management Console
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.6
Reporting and Logging
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
8.9
VPN
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.6
High Availability
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.3
Stateful Inspection
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.4
Proxy Server
Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
8.5

Pros

Forcepoint Web Security

  • It prevents users from accessing websites that may have recently been created for the purpose of distributing Malware.
  • It prevents users from accidentally or intentionally accessing websites that are considered inappropriate for a work environment.
  • It allows us to create different policies for different teams in our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • It is the most reliable NGFW that we have ever been touch with it.
  • You can easily upgrade the firewall cluster firmware without user attention!!!
  • User IDentity based feature is fantastic and intrusion prevention just works with least false-positive possible.
  • Very reachfull and intuitive GUI, just love it
Amin Mirzakhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forcepoint Web Security

  • The user access logs contain a lot of useless information. I understand this is very hard to tackle as I've seen this across any product that logs web activity.
  • I would like to see more customization options of website block pages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very stable, the organisation has "locked in" the product and has no plans to change or try another product. We have already renewed our 2019-2020 licenses. It is user friendly and people catch on easily when they first use it. The only downtime is when we install Microsoft updates!It has excellent reporting which help in determining how the organisation's Internet is used and also during both internal and external IT audits.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Despite the intimidating Linux CLI when you use the appliance for troubleshooting, the web security usability compensates as most of the Administration of the system is done there. It is GUI based and has an easy to use UI where one can navigate around rather easily like getting reports, checking alerts, looking the whole setup under deployment to check if all services are running in one place though there are other parts to the system.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 6 answers
The user interface shared among many simultaneous users is very easy to get around. With shared favorites among users, most tasks are easily bookmarked and can quickly be found and edited. Their strategy for web filter integration is easy to understand and manage as well. With some general direction, setup and maintenance were easy to do and easy to teach others in the organization to do as well.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Forcepoint Web Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Forcepoint Web Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The is a quick first response to acknowledge your issue and the Engineers never take more than two hours to fix an issue and we hardly get issues looking at the fact that the system is pretty stable. There is also a robust Knowledge Base in the site for known problems.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 33 answers
We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Forcepoint Web Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Research known issues with upgrading from the Support Knowledge base, this will enable you avoid road blocks along the way and reduce your dependence on Forcepoint Support
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forcepoint Web Security

To be honest, once using Forcepoint for our Web Security, I have not wanted to look anywhere else. The dashboard gives me quick insight of threats, productivity, and bandwidth usage. Again, this is a layer in my security and it fills many holes. I feel safe and I do like I can just let it do its thing
Justin Leos | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Forcepoint Web Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forcepoint Web Security

  • Being a non-profit the cost is a bit higher than some competitors so our ROI takes a bit longer to recoup. I would really like to see better non-profit pricing.
  • The ease of doing a report on someone cuts down on the IT man-hours to do website tracking for managers as we can do it from a central point whereas in the past (prior to Forcepoint/Websense) we would have to ghost their machine to look for activity as well as their local servers.
Allan Eisenhauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • Fortigates have an interesting bundle model for support and subscription services that make it an attractive option to deploy Firewall, IDS, Ant-virus, anti-SPAM in a single device. The cost of the bundle is pretty much what you pay for the device, not requiring huge expenditures on it's time to renew the hardware.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Forcepoint Web Security

General

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

FortiGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint Web Security
8.1
FortiGate
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Forcepoint Web Security
10.0
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Forcepoint Web Security
8.0
FortiGate
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Forcepoint Web Security
9.0
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Forcepoint Web Security
8.0
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Forcepoint Web Security
FortiGate
9.8

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