Anonymous UserIT Manager at a retailer
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features."
"The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation."
"It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."
"The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."
"It's a pretty straightforward solution."
"The scalability is quite good."
"The central security management center and the content management center are very good."
"When our customer needs some optimization, along with performance and security. If they want everything in one package, I recommend Forcepoint because they have everything."
"The simplicity of the solution is its most valuable asset. It's very user-friendly."
"The support is great. They also have very good categorization. It's very good. It captures a lot of threats."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support."
"The most valuable feature is SD-WAN."
"Forcepoint is a complete package because it has network and systems applications. Other firewalls are only for the network."
"The most valuable feature is the console management."
"They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud."
"They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do."
"I would like to see better integration with identity providers."
"Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity."
"The price could be better."
"We would like the product to continue to improve its security."
"This solution would be improved with the inclusion of custom reporting."
"The optimization is not really ready. If you want very good optimization, you have to add it to the network."
"The solution's support could use improvement."
"Making this solution easier to use would be an improvement."
"Forcepoint would be improved if there were more training available."
"They should have a local vendor who can provide support. Most of the support is overseas, so the time zones can be a problem."
"If I want to allow access to Facebook, yet not allow the user to access videos, then I am not able to do it with this product."
"The solution needs to build upon its network functionality. It needs to be a bit smarter."
"The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors."
"If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper."
"You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki."
"The big advantage of this solution is that we can select the right model for our requirements, which is not too expensive."
"I believe the licensing fee is for one year, three years, and five years, or something like that. If you wants to increase the support level from a simpler level to platinum, I think that there's a cost. There are differences between every kind of support, but I don't know the numbers."
"We would love to take other solution from Forcepoint, but unfortunately the price is too high. That's why we are not considering using Forcepoing for our proxy and DLB. They have a very good DLB, but the matter in the end is the cost."
"Forcepoint is very expensive but it's really secure."
"It is expensive."
"The training that they offer to their end-customers. It's quite expensive, I believe it costs roughly $11,000"
"Everything in Forcepoint comes with an individual license, which is kind of a problem. In our last meeting, they said that it may change at the beginning of 2021, and they will try to merge some licenses together. Customers will get more features than what they got previously. We will wait and see."
"We have found the price could be reduced. It is a little expensive."
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Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 6 reviews while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 5th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 22 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 8.8, while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "Good console management, but the interface is not user-friendly and application filtering needs finer granularity". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, VMware SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace, pfSense and Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall. See our Cato Networks vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall report.
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