Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW

Score 9.9 out of 10
Forcepoint NGFW

Overview

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...
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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…

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Product Details

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 TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Firewall (11)
73.63636363636363%
7.4
Identification Technologies
50%
5.0
Visualization Tools
50%
5.0
Content Inspection
100%
10.0
Policy-based Controls
100%
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
80%
8.0
Firewall Management Console
100%
10.0
Reporting and Logging
80%
8.0
VPN
90%
9.0
High Availability
90%
9.0
Stateful Inspection
70%
7.0
Proxy Server
N/A
N/A
  • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
  • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
  • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
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.
There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
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