Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Review

Features a scalable firewall and a great VPN


What is our primary use case?

Our customer uses this solution as a standard next-generation firewall and VPN.

What is most valuable?

The VPN is great.

What needs improvement?

It lacks something called a change of authority. It also lacks more integration with other VPN clients. Also, the ability to dynamically change policies could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We installed this solution for one of our customers one year ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Adding users is very straightforward. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give their technical support a rating of seven or eight out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward. It only takes a matter of minutes. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is perpetual. The cost is fair, but it could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

If you have Cisco integration, then I wouldn't recommend this solution — it won't integrate. It depends upon the endpoint security. If you have Cisco endpoints, you'll lack certain protections, especially in this multi-vendor environment.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall a rating of eight. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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