Forcepoint Web Security vs. Netskope Public Cloud Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Forcepoint Web Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Austin-based company Forcepoint (formerly Websense) offers Forcepoint Web Security, a cloud security platform.N/A
Netskope Public Cloud Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Netskope Public Cloud Security is presented by the vendor as an Advanced Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution that helps SecOps teams secure their public clouds with a combination of API and inline protection.N/A
Pricing
Forcepoint Web SecurityNetskope Public Cloud Security
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Forcepoint Web SecurityNetskope Public Cloud Security
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
Forcepoint Web SecurityNetskope Public Cloud Security
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(72 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Forcepoint Web SecurityNetskope Public Cloud Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Forcepoint
It is very well suited for [an] environment where the internet usage is high and most business applications are either cloud or internet-based e.g. SAP, GST, E-way billings, etc. It is not appropriate for organizations where the hardware is not being updated for a long time as it requires good hardware to run it without any hassle.
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Netskope
Netskope public cloud security solution is best suited for all sizes of organizations as it's a SaaS-based solution with its tenants ( data plain) available in each region. Multi-cloud infrastructure can be integrated using rest API to identify and protect the data and detect any malware in the infra as well.
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Pros
Forcepoint
  • 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.
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Netskope
  • Data scan and protecting
  • Compliance
  • Posture check
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Cons
Forcepoint
  • 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.
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Netskope
  • Management plain in India region
  • Cost friendly
  • Support of more cloud vendor
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Likelihood to Renew
Forcepoint
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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Netskope
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Usability
Forcepoint
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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Netskope
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Support Rating
Forcepoint
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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Netskope
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Implementation Rating
Forcepoint
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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Netskope
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Alternatives Considered
Forcepoint
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
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Netskope
Since most government customer in India has this regulatory to comply that data should not go out of the country if they are going to cloud and this space, Netskope has three tenants here in India to comply and provide the low latency. Netskope public cloud security gives granular control in DLP policy creation.
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Return on Investment
Forcepoint
  • The design of Forcepoint Web Security [in my opinion] does not lend itself well to remote workers. This was obvious [to me] before the pandemic and was only more evident with the pandemic.
  • Quality control of Forcepoint Web Security software requires staff time and resources to administer and upgrade. It is refreshing to see the administration [needs to be] reduced with a cloud-based solution.
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Netskope
  • Audit security configuration
  • Stop data exfiltration
  • Data loss prevention
  • Threat protection
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