August 14, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
We are using IPS/IDS Firewall, router and SD-WAN capable network security appliance. We currently use the Forcepoint NGFW in our on-premises data center environment, Cloud DR solution, and at all remote locations. We utilize it as a security and routing appliance that can determine the best ISP link to use at any given time or to prioritize types of traffic over specific netlinks.
- Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
- Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
- Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
- Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
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If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.