Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Review

Reliable and easy to deploy, covers both network and systems applications


What is our primary use case?

We use it for a government network, here in Fiji.

What is most valuable?

Forcepoint is a complete package because it has network and systems applications. Other firewalls are only for the network. 

For how long have I used the solution?

At the moment we are in a test phase. It's a demo for us. After the trial finishes, we may decide what packages to pay for. We haven't used all the packages.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very robust. It's very strong compared to every other firewall I've used.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It can handle a lot.

How are customer service and technical support?

They should have a local vendor who can provide support. Most of the support is overseas, so the time zones can be a problem.

When we do contact them they are very easy to work with and very helpful.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward because we did it with someone who came to us with the product. It took us a couple of days and then we tested it before we put it in production.

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

It is expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Forcepoint is easier to use than Fortinet. We are also looking at Cisco ASA. But Fortinet and Cisco don't have all the packages that Forcepoint has. It's not comparing like things.

What other advice do I have?

It's a nice product. I haven't come across anything that needs to be improved. It is very capable, very reliable, and easy to deploy. It covers all your networking needs for a big enterprise network. If you have a small business you should go with FortiGate or Cisco.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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