Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. Forcepoint Web Security

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews while Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 6 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 8.6, while Forcepoint Web Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "The web security is good and it is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Unifies Network Resources with Multi-Link Support". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with , whereas Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security.
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Pros
The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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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.Giving visibility to people's actions in the network, while keeping attackers out: across data centers, offices, branches, and the cloud.Most valuable features are content filtering and monitoring.Ease of updating the latest hotfixes and patches on the appliance.Transparent Mode: Since we have multiple sites and roaming users, it has helped us in deploying the proxy to users without having to push any configurations to end users.Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection.Real-time analytics.

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Cons
The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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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.There are several issues with the product. Version 8.4 can only be managed with a CLI, they removed the nice GUI interface from version 8.1. The load-balancing needs massive improvements. The incident lists don’t sync between appliances, they need to be manually edited for each one.Improve detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.Security of browsing.The reporting could be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is too high.

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The pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition.It is quite expensive.

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10th
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45
Comparisons
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
63
Avg. Rating
8.0
3rd
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8,399
Comparisons
4,157
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
251
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Cisco WSA, Cisco Web SecurityWebsense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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Overview

For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

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
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora Adventist 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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Financial Services Firm25%
Local Government13%
Integrator13%
Insurance Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Retailer5%
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