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Pros
"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.""The antiviral sandboxing.""The spam filter is very effective.""The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.""It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting."

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Cons
"The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should."

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"The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""Overall the software is occupying too much memory space. If they could remedy that, it would be a better experience, because today Windows is occupying too much memory space as well (in terms of the RAM), and this software has also started occupying all the memory. Due to this, I have less space for my other office products and data. I can't, for example, operate a huge Excel sheet or other datasets.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular."

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"The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable."

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"The licensing is not expensive.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway.""The price of this solution is reasonable."

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Barracuda Web Filter
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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Overview

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
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Sample Customers
Citizen Farmers Finance, Osoyoos Credit Union, Supreme Services, Camden County Technical Schools, Frederick County Schools, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare, Paulsboro Public Schools, Dysart Unified School District, St. Michael's Grammar School, Southfield Schools District, Total Threat Protection - Wade Ford, Alain Pinel Realtors, Southfield Public Schools, Major League Baseball (MLB)
Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: September 2021.
542,608 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is ranked 4th in Web Content Filtering with 1 review while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 1st in Web Content Filtering with 14 reviews. Barracuda Web Security Gateway is rated 0.0, while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Security Gateway writes "Fantastic support for a stable and scalable solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". Barracuda Web Security Gateway is most compared with TitanHQ WebTitan, McAfee Web Protection and SonicWall CFS, whereas Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection and Cisco Secure Email.

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