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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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • 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

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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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  • It can be integrated with the DLP module
  • Hybrid capabilities
  • Can be integrated with Forcepoint AMD for sandboxing
  • Helps us to restrict access of unwanted sites
  • The hybrid agent should get updated automatically
  • Some sites are not proxy friendly, which causes issues
  • Time taken for the policy to sync in cloud
December 15, 2021

WebSecurity

Boon Leng David Aw | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Hybrid mode deployment —cloud.
  • Able enforce web content filtering at home.
  • Implement for both office and remote users.
  • In recent hybrid mode deployment, it was discovered that quota time was not able to apply for the remote user.
  • The existing office encountered a challenge to deploying Forcepoint Web Security.
  • To consider price competitive for global deployment.
Jai Soni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It provides safe internet browsing by blocking [the] opening of websites [that carry] viruses, malware, or spyware.
  • We are also using it to [manage] the usage of [the] internet efficiently by blocking unnecessary social media websites.
  • It provides [a] record of internet usage which can be used in business analytics by our HR department.
  • It consumes lots of RAM, our old systems respond very slowly when we are running Forcepoint [Web Security] on it.
  • It is not that user friendly, we faced troubles installing it for multiple users.
  • Defining the usage is also not having that [many] options as [compared] to the options available today.
Score 3 out of 10
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  • Forcepoint Web Security met our requirements for a scalable on-premises secure web gateway solution.
  • Forcepoint Web Security met our requirements for providing flexible policy assignments for users.
  • Our largest challenge with Forcepoint Web Security is the difficulty of performing version upgrades.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Customization of configuration and block pages
  • Performance for web browsing is very good
  • Easy to troubleshoot with logging
  • Supports high available configurations (clustered setup) and virtual servers
  • Does not support web sockets, used by (e.g., WhatsApp Web, Spotify, call/video apps) unless you install client software
  • Learning curve can be steep
  • Sometimes lagging behind modern browsers (e.g., when SAN in SSL became a requirement)
  • May not support TLS 1.3 decryption fully
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • Forcepoint Web Security can be improved by making the setup less bloated. We have two proxy servers clustered together for each environment, and we currently have environments for our campus, server, DMZ, and external networks. The setup and maintenance of the application can be cumbersome.
  • Updating the agent needs to be implemented better. Instead of having to create and push out updates for the agents, there should be a way agents can get software updates directly from Forcepoint Web Security.
  • Accessing the web content gateway to make changes is also not as streamlined as I would like and it should be improved.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Categorization
  • Real-time security updates for threat protection
  • It has a centralized granular policy controls
  • Content Filtering
  • Customer Support
  • Scalability and throughput
  • Documentation availability
  • Pricing should be bit lower
December 28, 2020

Reassured Cybersecurity

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Forcepoint DLP alerts of potential data security issues with data leaving the organization.
  • Forcepoint web filtering also protected against users navigating to malicious sites.
  • Endpoint solution supports logging and monitoring to alert security control center.
  • Fine tuning is required for various DLP flags.
  • False positives require deep-dive investigations so staffing and timing are required for research.
  • Web filtering not always accurate and additional tuning needed for categorization.
December 11, 2020

You can make it better

Ashish Chakraborty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Crawler works very well
  • Each word scanning page wise works well
  • User behavior pattern is very useful
  • Intelligent DLP
  • Network devices vulnerabilities detection
  • Intelligent analysts of threat vulnerabilities
December 10, 2020

Forcepoint Security

Score 10 out of 10
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  • It works in hybrid mode.
  • The policies and categories are clearly defined.
  • The reporting is good.
  • The cloud setup of the same can be improved.
  • The categories can be detailed out with subcategories.
Andrea Bet | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • URL filtering.
  • Scalability of the management.
  • Easy way to update endpoints.
  • Middle East area (where Government blocks traffic to your local PoP).
  • China area (where you don't have local PoP so it's impossible to point to cloud proxy out of China, because traffic hits the Great Firewall and traffic is sometimes blocked for secured connections).
  • Support expertise.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Blocks malicious sites.
  • Allows restriction complete or by time to sites such as social media.
  • Provides keyword content and category blocking of sites.
  • Provides extensive reporting for browsing and security alerts.
  • Ability to temporarily disable the proxy.
  • More flexible client deployment options.
  • Web chat support.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Blocks malicious and compromised websites.
  • Provides a raft of customizable detailed metrics.
  • Provides very easy to implement content filtering of which there is a lot of default framework ready to go.
  • The endpoint software at times can be a little glitchy.
  • Would be good to be able to temporarily disable the filter via the client for troubleshooting and admin purposes.
  • Would be good to be able to manually set a Geo location for better response.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Content Filtering
  • APT
  • Web Traffic Analysis
  • Please include support for other protocols as well. We intend to use the product for perimeter security for all the incoming and outgoing traffic. The limitation is that we had to divert the HTTP traffic to forecpoint web security appliance and rest of the traffic to other device.
  • Integration with IBM SOAR Solution
  • Support for Email Traffic including IDN support
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Its most valuable aspect is the efficient, immediate support.
  • Works seamlessly very well on SSL interception and packet deep inspection
  • Gives very flexible and most restrictive options in threat mitigation
  • Stripping scripts from webpages helps fight drive-by, dropper, and cryptic common threats flood.
  • It's very helpful in creating policies to block and safeguard from content and categories that are culturally and regionally sensitive.
  • I would like to see improvement in Triton Manager response and resource consumption.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • It gives us a high-level snapshot of what are users are doing online.
  • It allows us to have a generous Acceptable Use Policy because we know that abuses will be easy to spot.
  • It gives us a way to allow temporary access to otherwise blocked sites.
  • Its tools for creating policies and exceptions is confusing in certain areas.
  • Some of its online help topics don't provide as much detail as we would like.