Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Review

Can send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection

What is most valuable?

  • SSL Inspection
  • Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to analyze the decrypted SSL web traffic for malware.

What needs improvement?

Security of browsing.

For how long have I used the solution?

Seven years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes. When we first began working with it, the product was not mature and we had performance issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Now, the product is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are 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.

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


How was the initial setup?

It was complex with a lot of technical issues.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it with a skilled vendor team.

What was our ROI?

Not applicable.

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

It is quite expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Blue Coat and McAfee.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user800895 (Developper at CacheGuard Technologies Ltd)

To me SSL inspection is actually an obvious "Man In The Middle Attack" disclosing the privacy of users even if it's quite mandatory from the security perspective. I believe that doing the SSL inspection inside an appliance is a compromise. But don't you think that sending decrypted data out of the box excesses admissible limits?