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Forcepoint Web Security

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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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

  • 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.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

  • 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.
Laurent Tremblay | 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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

  • 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.
Laurent Tremblay | 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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

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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.
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

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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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
  • 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).
Laurent Tremblay | 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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

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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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

  • 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.
Laurent Tremblay | 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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

  • 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.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Forcepoint Web Security

General

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

Symantec Secure Gateway (ProxySG & ASG)

General

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

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