Best on the market web proxy filtering product.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP profile photo
April 27, 2016

Best on the market web proxy filtering product.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Forcepoint Web Security

The Websense Web Security Suite was used in conjunction with the Websense Content Gateway proxy to provide a secure browsing environment for users. This allowed us to block unwanted categories and URLs from being browsed during company time as well as protecting users from real time threats such as malware and botnets.
  • Very good category setup for URLs
  • Protection from real time threats
  • Authentication so we know what users were going where and that they were legitimate users
  • Complex installation and full time management
  • Support times are lengthy unless you pay extra for MCS support
  • Very expensive licensing
  • We saw an increase of productivity and a decrease of malware in the first month
  • Squid Proxy and Blue Coat ProxySG
Overalll Websense provided the best protection for the money, with the ability to use SSL decryption on the Websense Content Gateway which Blue Coat did not offer at the time was critical to our decision.
I believe every business should have some type of web security/filtering for their users. This will decrease time spent on sites that are not work related such as Facebook and YouTube while protecting them from the many real time threats on networks such as things like Crypto locker.

Using Forcepoint Web Security