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It's very stable, reliable and does its job.The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.

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The spam filter is very effective.The antiviral sandboxing.Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.The most valuable feature of Forcepoint Web Security is creating the easy to install further policies that are deployed through the Forcepoint security manual at some stage. Just drag and drop and the policies are there.It has protected clients against cyberattacks.

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It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.Support for multiple domains is important to us.I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.

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Setup is not that difficult, but it really requires proper technical training.

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We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.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.The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.The firewall doesn't have any features because some customers are requesting they will install the firewall without licensing. At this time we cannot go further without licensing. Licensing is a must with Forcepoint Web Security firewalls.Ease of use could be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Cisco has a model called ELA. With ELA, if you buy the solution you will have the complete security portfolio and you can pay it yearly or after three years, it depends on the contract.Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.The price could be lower.The product is pricey compared to Cisco Firepower.

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The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.The licensing is not expensive.The pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition.

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OpenDNSScanSafe Web Security SaaSWebsense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

Cisco ScanSafe is a cloud hosted web filtering service which enables you to create, enforce and monitor Web usage policies. Layering real time rule-based filters with up-to-date and accurate categorization database, Web Filtering enforces your organization's acceptable usage policy, protecting you from the legal liabilities of inappropriate content, reducing bandwidth congestion and improving employee productivity.

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
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaimArup Group, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, TransplaceAdventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
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Comms Service Provider29%
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Government5%
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Computer Software Company34%
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Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is ranked 11th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review while Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 8 reviews. Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is rated 7.0, while Forcepoint Web Security is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS writes "Good cyber security features; could simplify for users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Good security categorization and resolution options, with helpful and responsive technical support". Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Email Security, McAfee Web Protection, Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Symantec Secure Web Gateway.

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