Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Review

Enhances security, facilitates file sharing, and has good SD-WAN capabilities


What is our primary use case?

Our primary uses for Forcepoint are internet access, filtering, and intruder detection. We also use it for file sharing.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is SD-WAN.

What needs improvement?

There is no support available in Fiji, and it would make it easier to have local support and somebody that we can speak with.

The pricing for this solution should be more competitive.

Forcepoint would be improved if there were more training available.

The vendor should make loaner units available for test and evaluation in test environments.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for three to four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With the SD-WAN capabilities, it is very scalable. We have about 6,000 users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using a combination of Fortinet and Cisco, but have now upgraded entirely to Forcepoint. Fortinet did not have the same package available as Forcepoint that includes end-point security.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is really easy. It is user-friendly and straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We had assistance from consultants when we deployed Forcepoint.

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

Forcepoint is very expensive but it's really secure.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to consider the company's budget. Forcepoint is a very expensive solution but it is also very secure. For smaller companies, I would recommend Fortinet and Cisco, but if you have the money then you can look at Forcepoint.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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: Partner
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