Forcepoint Web Security: An application that does what we expect it to do
August 15, 2021

Forcepoint Web Security: An application that does what we expect it to do

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

Overall Satisfaction with Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security is being used across the whole organization on our servers and our PCs, including laptops. We use it to filter websites and protect us from accessing URLs that may be harmful. It addresses the need to have protection on our devices, even when users are out of the office.


  • 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.

Do you think Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway's feature set?


Did Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway go as expected?


Would you buy Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway again?


  • We have had potential malware outbreaks prevented because of Forcepoint Web Security
  • Questionable access of certain materials on the internet has been prevented because of our implementation
  • The organization's network resources now have more bandwidth because of the restrictions the application provides
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), Forescout CounterACT, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
[Forcepoint Web Security is well suited] if you have an organization where there are quite a few servers and PCs that access the internet. If a user's internet usage logging is needed, then this product is well suited for your environment. If you have a smaller organization, Forcepoint Web Security may be overkill for your establishment.


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