Force the Point to be Secure
October 19, 2017

Force the Point to be Secure

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Forcepoint

We are currently using Forcepoint as our URL filtering solution. This takes a lot of the research out of whether a site should be accessed or not especially with the real-time filter enabled. Most our access out to the internet is blocked before we are even aware that there is an issue with the site. and can just be rendered a non-issue.

  • Easy access to which categories would be blocked or allowed.
  • Real-time blocking of hazardous sites.
  • Expandable.
  • Remote filtering is not as advanced as we would like.
  • Support time is not as quick as needed in most cases.
  • Upgrades of appliances and software is not as easy as other solutions.
  • HTTPS inspection needs to hand a valid cert and doesnt work correctly with all vendors.
  • Over cost to configure the units is more labor-intensive than it should be so the initial setup raises the ROI but tapers of over the first few years.
  • Its ability to update in real time saves a ton of time researching and saves a full time employee doing all that research.
  • Blue Coat and Check Point
We are currently in the evaluation phase to compare overall cost and functionality. Blue Coat runs in a very similar way that Forcepoint does. Check Point runs at the same gateway layer that the firewall does so its policy can be run on the same hardware of existing environments.
Overall usage and configuration of Forcepoint is pretty straight forward. There a few things harder then others to get working correctly, but once configured correctly things work great.