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Attribute Ratings

  • Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Forcepoint Web Security

72%
72 Ratings
10.0

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Forcepoint Web Security

100%
2 Ratings

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Forcepoint Web Security

80%
1 Rating

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Forcepoint Web Security

90%
2 Ratings
10.0

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

100%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Forcepoint Web Security

80%
2 Ratings

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Broadcom

  • In our organization, Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) is our primary and second line of defense facing the internet
  • It is positioned behind in conjunction with an intrusion protection service.
  • Before using this concept of defense, our Internet firewalls were continuously being overworked and saturated, slowing down traffic as a result.
  • It is not an option any more not to have Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) in our infrastructure.
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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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Broadcom

  • In conjunction with Active Directory, we can allow or deny access to the internet very quickly. We can also determine the level of access to the internet.
  • To satisfy our executive requirements, we can provide regular reports on internet usage.
  • Malicious protection Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) provides beyond our expectations.
  • It is our first level of defense, thus allowing us to reduce our investment in internal security systems.
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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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Broadcom

  • On occasion, content analysis needs some tweaking. Specifically, when huge files our downloaded.
  • For our organization using cloud-based applications and services is very discouraged.
  • However, the universe seems to be trending towards cloud-based offerings.
  • It may be reassuring if Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) could enhance protection in dealing with cloud services, particularly in protecting data.
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Pricing Details

Forcepoint Web Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Forcepoint Web Security editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      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 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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      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Broadcom

      • We have submitted support request to Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG). In all cases, responses have been timely, and very comprehensive.
      • The support staff is very knowledgeable and does not hesitate to involve expert resources as required.
      • We have never had an unsolved case with Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG).
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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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      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Broadcom

      • Trend Micro IPS combined with Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) is a winning formula for our organization
      • Palo Alto next-generation Firewall. Could not handle the load and protection level that we have today.
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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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      Broadcom

      • With the advent of the Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG), we have reduced by 95% the number of internal security incidents and events.
      • As a result, we have reduced the effort and cost of investigating security incidents.
      • Knock on wood, as a result, and we have never had any data or security breaches.
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