Web Security Review after 4 years. Forcepoint will get re-elected.
January 08, 2020

Web Security Review after 4 years. Forcepoint will get re-elected.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Forcepoint Web Security

This is used across our whole organization. It's primary purpose is to restrict access to sites that are deemed not secure, whether that be determined by us or automatically by the product itself.
  • Globally block a site for the whole organization.
  • Restrict social media access to specific groups across the organization.
  • The user access logs contain a lot of useless information. I understand this is very hard to tackle as I've seen this across any product that logs web activity.
  • I would like to see more customization options of website block pages.
  • Less time spent managing web access.
  • Managers spend less time complaining about employee productivity.
The only other product I've used is bluecoat. To be fair, it was a very old version but nonetheless the FWS product was light years ahead in both features and reliability.
While we had some challenges implementing, once it was in place it's been largely a "set it and forget it" product. As an understaffed organization that is quite valuable. One challenge we constantly run into is issues with collaborative sites (Webex, Educational streams, etc). Unblocking those is a constant struggle.