We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has been a boon."
"I think recently with many people working from home, Cisco Umbrella has been very useful. For example, we can manage the device and the network when the employee is not working on the local host. Cisco Umbrella is very valuable for this kind of infrastructure."
"The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple."
"The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance."
"The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great."
"Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business within a business day. It is pretty simple and straightforward to install and configure. Its remit is reasonably clearly defined. When you look at solutions like Darktrace and Carbon Black, the mission objective isn't as clearly defined. Cisco Umbrella, Sophos Central, or some of the other solutions have a more standardized approach to antivirus, which includes enhanced response from the machine learning or deep learning perspective."
"I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services."
"Application control allows the administrator to create granular policies based on users to allow, block, or limit access."
"It is very stable."
"The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint."
"Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use."
"The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features."
"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."
"For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine."
"The spam filter is very effective."
"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available."
"The critical role is web URL filtering."
"It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration."
"One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of them will not integrate well with Umbrella. Sometimes when you want to use technology, such as Always On VPN, it will not work. There are some looming issues as one type of technology starts to crossover with Umbrella. That is the challenge and Umbrella should find a way to be more compatible with some of the endpoint response solutions that are coming out on the market."
"I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center."
"It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download."
"The integration with Cisco could be better."
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites."
"It could be improved by having a local data center and caching, which can provide protection support. I would like to be able to channel my intel and my network traffic to their clouds, and this feature is not available. Advanced protection or any malware file support, which might be required, is not available."
"The product can be pretty expensive."
"It is expensive. Its price should be better."
"Most of the time, we are struggling when it comes to getting support."
"But the deployment could be easier. It might take from one day to three days. Usually, that involves an engineer from the vendor and a working team at the enterprise."
"In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device."
"It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel."
"A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration."
"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."
"I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them."
"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."
"Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."
"There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."
"The price could be lower."
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."
"Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."
"There is a subscription cost."
"The price should be slightly lower than the current price because if you look at the whole solution, it is simply a threat intelligence solution to block blacklisted things. The price should be lower looking at the features provided by the solution. The price isn't too high either, but it could be lower."
"It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high."
"I am not sure, I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I think it's $1.00 or so per device/month."
"It is expensive. Licensing is on a yearly basis. You need to do the support subscription."
"The licensing is not expensive."
"The price of this solution is reasonable."
"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."
"Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway."
"The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."
"The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive."
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Check Point Web Gateway is ranked 14th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 2 reviews while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews. Check Point Web Gateway is rated 8.6, while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Web Gateway writes "URL filtering and application control help us to secure against malicious websites and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". Check Point Web Gateway is most compared with iboss, whereas Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Netskope CASB. See our Check Point Web Gateway vs. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway report.
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