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Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The feature which I have found most valuable is the URL filtering policy. This feature: * Gives me a opportunity to make rules for blocking a website where the user should not be able to access it. * Then, McAfee Web Gateway also classifies... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a company, where about 1000 end users are active, the McAfee Web Gateway are protecting us from threats. Sample: A user clicks a link in a spam/phishing email, the URL gets blocked by the reputation/category. The end user is protected from... more»

What needs improvement?

From the McAfee site, I see no areas for improvement. As a company or an IT department, you should have a look at the Advanced Threat Defense to build up your security solution with the McAfee Web Gateway.
User
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Forcepoint Web Security is a complete web security solution, not just a web filter, like many other solution offerings. The customization and control of URL filtering and the integration with other Forcepoint solutions are great features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has definitely added to the security level of the company network and keeps out accidental or purposeful web traffic that can be malicious or inappropriate.

What needs improvement?

I am looking forward to the full integration of the endpoints that they offer for web security and DLP.

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Real User
Co-Founder, CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Email Sandbox, DLP and Proxy.

How has it helped my organization?

The Sandbox is a very useful solution for sand-boxing malware / phishing etc. from corporate email accounts. No matter whether it's on Office 365, Exchange (on-premise), or Google (or any other cloud). The Sandbox updates on a regular basis,... more»

What needs improvement?

Reports in the sand-boxing, ease of deployment of sensors to ready to go server with one click of a button. I think there is room to improve the reporting area of the solution and also the investigation part, a basic section where you see the... more»
Real User
Adjunct Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 08 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

Valuable Features Reporting Custom Block Pages AD integration • Improvements to My Organization It allowed our company to not worry about the security of a page, but talk more about the content and the productivity of specific types of web categories. • Room for Improvement Allow for faster exemption of websites or the ability to reclassify websites. • Use of Solution Five years. • Deployment Issues None. • Stability Issues None. • Scalability Issues None. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Great. They made sure that we were choosing the right version and helped us understand the tradeoffs between their different deployment strategies. Technical Support: Great. I had only a few issues after rollout and their tech support...
Real User
Lead Systems Security Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 08 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

Valuable Features Reporting and automatic updates of website categorization. • Improvements to My Organization Being able to have managers or department leads run their own reports has saved us an incredible amount of time. Web filtering of malicious sites has increased our security posture. • Room for Improvement The documentation is almost too much, it could be laid out in an easier to understand. Upgrades can be challenging. For us, it has required a third party to assist. • Use of Solution Seven years. • Deployment Issues No, but a few major upgrades were bumpy. • Stability Issues Not once live in production, it seems to just work. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Excellent! We always find...
Real User
Senior Network Administrator at a tech services company
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

On-box DKIM and DMARC features let us secure our email flows and reduce the risk of our domains being used for spamming. Administration of the email domains and custom filters are easily done via the web interface.

How has it helped my organization?

The system enables end users to manage their own whitelists/blacklists and provides our service desk with the means to troubleshoot email delivery issues with ease.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be updated. Better dashboards and more interactive overviews would be nice, but the current functionality is sufficient.
Real User
IT Administrator Professional at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

Valuable Features Real-time category protection. • Improvements to My Organization There is less need to investigate if a site is malicious. The majority of site gets reported. • Room for Improvement Database synchronization failures Encrypted packet inspection • Use of Solution 10 years. • Deployment Issues The latest deployment was a fairly smooth transition, but previous upgrades and hardware replacements have been very painful. • Stability Issues Stability has been good with this version of code (can say the say with previous versions). • Scalability Issues No, but we have stayed with the same scale and have not needed to scale anything. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: They are okay. We haven't needed to deal with them...
Real User
Senior ICT Security Officer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

Valuable Features SSL Inspection Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection. • Improvements to My Organization It allowed us to analyze the decrypted SSL web traffic for malware. • Room for Improvement Security of browsing. • Use of Solution Seven years. • Deployment Issues Yes. When we first began working with it, the product was not mature and we had performance issues. • Stability Issues Now, the product is quite stable. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Good, because we have a MCS (mission critical support) level. Technical Support: Good, especially for the second line. • Previous Solutions No. • Initial Setup It was complex with a lot of technical...
User
Desktop and Application Security Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

Valuable Features Real-time analytics. • Improvements to My Organization It helps constantly with phishing and cryptolocker attacks. • Room for Improvement The reporting could be improved. • Use of Solution Since it was released. • Deployment Issues It works as described. • Stability Issues None. • Scalability Issues Queries can be slow on multiple terabyte databases. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: There is room for improvement. Technical Support: Their lead technical engineers are excellent. • Previous Solutions I have used SurfControl and Websense. I have also tried Zscaler. • Initial Setup It went as planned. • Implementation Team In-house. • ROI Not documented. • Pricing, Setup Cost and...
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Transparent Mode: Since we have multiple sites and roaming users, it has helped us in deploying the proxy to users without having to push any configurations to end users.

How has it helped my organization?

* Transparent mode implementation * Detect threats on SSL traffic * Multiple customization options to allow or block a specific content within the web pages has allowed us to simplify the user experience without loss of productivity. * Ease... more»

What needs improvement?

* FTP access via transparent proxy * SSL Certificate updates * Detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.
Consultant
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Most valuable features were content filtering and monitoring. As a government agency, it is highly important that the internet is being used for appropriate reasons and we need to track inappropriate behavior.

How has it helped my organization?

This product improved the security of web traffic in our environment.

What needs improvement?

There were several issues with the product. * Version 8.4 can only be managed with a CLI, they removed the nice GUI interface from version 8.1. * The load-balancing needs massive improvements. * The incident lists don’t sync between... more»
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 08 2016

What do you think of McAfee Web Protection?

Valuable Features: This product has built-in AV & malware inspection. Full granular policy customization capability. SaaS and integration with ePO completes a full security solution (HIPS/IPS/IDS/SWG/AV). • Improvements to My Organization: Less complex policy to administer, complete visibility with a single pane of glass when integrated with ePO. • Room for Improvement: Add McAfee Client Proxy agents for mobiles to Web SaaS instead of the consumer based mobile security platform. Adding CASB feature would get McAfee ahead.

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Excessive in the IT industry, working as a Consultant at Advania Öst, located at Norrköping, sweden. A happy, talkative and polite person. Educating myself in both network security and endpoint security. McAfee endpoint protection certificated.
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