Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security

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Forcepoint Web Security

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Reassured Cybersecurity

8 out of 10
December 28, 2020
Forcepoint Web Security works to help protect and control end-user web access all while working to protect against cyber threats. Various …
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Forcepoint Security

10 out of 10
December 10, 2020
It's a good solution and works for us in hybrid as well as central proxy. We are currently using this solution throughout the …
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What is Forcepoint Web Security?

Austin-based company Forcepoint (formerly Websense) offers Forcepoint Web Security, a cloud security platform.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Forcepoint Web Security?

Forcepoint Web Security allows companies protect every user, everywhere. The vendor says, with real-time advanced threat protection, built in cloud application security, cloud sandboxing and DLP scanning, you get a comprehensive security solution built for today’s mobile and global workforce.
  • Deep content inspection for pages and links, powered by Forcepoint’s ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) technology to identify zero day, advanced threats, and data theft attempts.
  • Insight and visibility to the cloud application landscape within your organization with Shadow IT discovery, and user and risk ranking. Extend the built-in CASB capabilities to control sanctioned cloud apps across managed devices with anomaly detection and behavioral analytics. Seamlessly upgrade to our full CASB suite for reverse proxy and API mode, and BYOD support.
  • A centralized reporting system enables granularity and customization through an intuitive and easy to use drop and drop interface.
  • Highly secured and always available Forcepoint cloud so you can extend web protection to roaming users with global coverage from the industry’s only certified global cloud infrastructure (ISO 27001, 27018, CSA STAR).
  • Flexible deployments options with a choice of pure cloud (SaaS), hybrid cloud, or on-premise – via a single SKU.
  • Seamlessly integrated with all Forcepoint solutions for a true enterprise security platform; NGFW, CASB, DLP, Email Security, Insider Threat, and Behavioral Analytics.

Forcepoint Web Security Features

  • Supported: Shadow IT discovery and risk ranking
  • Supported: Cloud Application Control and full CASB upgrade
  • Supported: Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Supported: Cloud Sandbox

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Forcepoint Web Security Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Austin-based company Forcepoint (formerly Websense) offers Forcepoint Web Security, a cloud security platform.

Zscaler Internet Access and Netskope Public Cloud Security are common alternatives for Forcepoint Web Security.

The most common users of Forcepoint Web Security are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Financial Services industry.

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Score 7 out of 10
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Forcepoint [Web Security] services are [...] cost-effective and provide better ROI for small/medium and even large enterprises without losing any important features. They also have controls for all the channels and technology areas.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
We were not yet ready to replace the firewall, so we chose a separate solution that integrates with our network. We also looked at Ironport but could not get a supported configuration (our partner did not support it).
Score 7 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security provided off-network coverage which was not possible utilizing the on-premises deployment of the Cisco Secure Web Appliance that we were previously using. The Forcepoint Web Security product was more cost-effective for the specific feature set that we were looking to implement than the Zscaler product.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Forcpoint Web Security keeps my organization's users safe from malicious threats, including zero-day threats. It protects against zero-day threats with real-time threat intelligence and remote browser isolation, and provides deep content inspection for encrypted and unencrypted traffic to detect evolving threats across the entire kill chain. It provides consistent policies with robust access control for all our sites, cloud apps, and corporate/remote users.
December 28, 2020

Reassured Cybersecurity

Score 8 out of 10
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I am aware of another cybersecurity specialist in another organization that utilized the Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise but cannot speak to its usage. I can only say that the Forcepoint products and history of support alongside its powerful reputation is one of the largest reasons why we maintain Forcepoint Web Security.
Score 8 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security stacks up against them because Forcepoint is easy to install and get running. Forcepoint also has great support and notifies our organization when there are updates. I also appreciate the analytics and features Forcepoint has to offer.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Forcepoint was one of the first web security appliances deployed by our organisation for content filtering and protecting from other complex web threats.
Score 9 out of 10
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We chose Forcepoint Web security over other vendors as it is the best in its class in my opinion. It is used by a number of large organizations and government agencies and it has enormous expansion/integration capabilities with other modules e.g. CASB, DLP which all play a massive role in the protection, compliance and governance of the ever changing infrastructure landscape.
Score 9 out of 10
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I purchased an up-and-coming product called SurfControl in 1999. Although I don't know who acquired SurfControl or when, I know that I just stuck with it, and I haven't had to evaluate another web security product in over 20 years, and that's a good thing.
Score 7 out of 10
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FortiGate offers more granularity over the cloud, but the hybrid seems to be just what we need. We will be moving forward with the hybrid deployment over FortiGate. We would like to thank the POC engineers for helping us make this decision. We look forward to a fruitful deployment.
January 27, 2020

Solid Web Security

Jay Stelmach | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Cisco Web Security and zscaler
zScaler is a solid product but the price point is a bit steep. They are very similar in the way that they function. Cisco Web Security was our previous product and that was inferior compared to FWSS and it cost more during its maintenance renewal than FWSS during an installation. Overall FWSS is able to handle everything that we've needed it to do and it has provided a seamless installation.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
Forcepoint's preassigned policies are a great way to get started. Sourcefire was much more transparent on what was happening to each packet and where it came from and to. But adding in rules and fine tuning the URL filtering was difficult. It took considerably more effort to track down which policy was actually blocking the content. Forcepoint's test filtering tool is very nice to use to determine which policy is blocking/not blocking and with the exceptions tool allows for a quick way to allow access to site/content.