Forcepoint NGFW Reviews

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August 14, 2019
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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.
Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
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Policy-based Controls (1)
Active Directory and LDAP (1)
Firewall Management Console (1)
Reporting and Logging (1)
VPN (1)
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What is Forcepoint NGFW?

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) promises seamless and central management, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. Administrators can deploy, monitor and update thousands of firewalls, VPNs and IPSs in minutes, all from a single console. The vendor says that the product reduces network operating expenses by as much as 50%. Advanced clustering for firewalls and networks eliminates downtime, and administrators can rapidly map business processes into strong, accurate controls to block advanced attacks, prevent data theft and properly manage encrypted traffic – all without compromising performance.

The vendor promises the following benefits:

Replace MPLS and Go Direct to Cloud
SD-WAN can be used to replace MPLS at retail stores and branch offices with broadband links to the cloud. The vendor says that it can also accelerate Office 365 performance and boost resilience without sacrificing security.

Stop Evasions That Bypass Your IPS
Forcepoint NGFW also defends networks against emerging exploits and malware—even ones camouflaged by advanced evasion techniques that sneak through most next generation firewalls.

Respond to Incidents in Minutes, Not Hours
See and understand what’s happening in your network with an interactive, visual interface. Update policies for hundreds of physical and virtual locations worldwide with a single click.

Forcepoint NGFW Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No