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Forcepoint Web Security

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Score 9.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint Web Security

The solution appears to be a well-balanced one suitable for anyone in a regulated industry. We also use the email security solution and the interfaces are very similar which makes management easier. It does require a high level of understanding of security processes and procedures and may not be suitable for smaller organizations with limited staff. However, once configured the ongoing maintenance is not burdensome.
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McAfee Web Gateway

Provides a lot of general protection for my business PC, including spam and email filtering, as well as email protection. Internet protection at real-time is very effective. There is nothing negative I can say about McAfee Web Gateway. It's the best security software ever for small and big companies. Buy with trust.
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Pros

Forcepoint Web Security

  • Reporting was excellent. You could run a variety of canned reports or create your own.
  • You could easily group users and apply different web filtering policies.
  • Was cloud hosted so there was no onsite equipment to maintain. Only end-user software installs.
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McAfee Web Gateway

  • Very flexible rule configuration for tiered access. With AD integration, easily allow Internet access based on groups.
  • SSL inspection of web content. URL categories can be exempted from inspection such as financial or health.
  • Customizable block pages. Allows you to place your policy statement on the block page as well as explanations for why a page is blocked.
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Cons

Forcepoint Web Security

  • The support when I call in could be better. When I call in with a high priority issue, I have to wait while the agent tries to reach the technician that works on my account. If they are not available then I need to leave information for the technician. This is no better than me opening a ticket from within their customer portal.
  • Some of their upgrade documentation could be more detailed and kept up to date.
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McAfee Web Gateway

  • Excellent high-performance web security.
  • Incredibly efficient application finding any threat.
  • The ransomware simulator does a pretty good job.
  • Email protection, malware, spyware, DDOS, BOT-ing, website filtering, spam filtering, and much more.
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Likelihood to Renew

Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security 9.6
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.
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McAfee Web Gateway

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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.
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McAfee Web Gateway

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Support

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.
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McAfee Web Gateway

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Implementation

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
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McAfee Web Gateway

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Alternatives Considered

Forcepoint Web Security

We have not used any other web filters except for when this product was Websense, and it worked well for us for years. We just switched to Forcepoint due to the age of the old product, and we are trying to move to using more cloud-based solutions in our company.
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McAfee Web Gateway

Both had comparable feature sets with Web Gateway at lesser cost.
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Return on Investment

Forcepoint Web Security

  • All the components can be virtual - no need to purchase any physical appliance.
  • From what I had a chance to see, Forcepoint prices are very competitive (in comparison to other proxy vendors).
  • I spent (or actually wasted) a lot of time with their support when I had problems with the system. This can be very frustrating.
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McAfee Web Gateway

  • Risk management
  • Improve compliance
  • Assure information security
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Pricing Details

Forcepoint Web Security

General

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

McAfee Web Gateway

General

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

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