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Pros
"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."

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"It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.""The support is very good from Juniper and from the local distributors."

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Cons
"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."

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"The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this.""The solution installs similarly to competitors. It is not more difficult or easier. However, it could be easier and take less time for the installation."

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"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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"The licensing structure is very flexible.""The cost of the solution is a little expensive. The hardware is a one-time purchase fee and the software is purchased on an annual basis. There are additional costs for other software features that are available which are on an annual basis, such as extra capacity."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
Top Answer: We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good.
Top Answer: Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have standalone management. So, they prefer Fortinet or Palo Alto. But overall… more »
Top Answer: It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.
Top Answer: The licensing structure is very flexible. It's very flexible depending on what exactly is in a customer's IT infrastructure. It's not rigid at all. It's not as if they say, "Oh, you need to have this… more »
Top Answer: The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this. Fortinet comes with… more »
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Also Known As
Forcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
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Overview
Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.

Contrail SD-WAN delivers a simple, automated multicloud SD-WAN. It enables you to create an evolvable architecture to simplify growth, from secure routers to SD-WAN, SD-Branch, and beyond. It automates the WAN edge across Juniper virtual cloud endpoints and on-premises next-generation firewall or universal CPE platforms. And it provisions and enforces multilevel security policy at scale, across multiple clouds and enterprise sites with diverse topologies.

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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company19%
Retailer7%
Transportation Company5%
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Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise23%
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 5th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 22 reviews while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 8.2, while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is rated 7.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Contrail SD-WAN writes "Provides layer four to seven protection but does not support a next-generation firewall". Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace, pfSense and Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, whereas Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate and VMware SD-WAN. See our Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Juniper Contrail SD-WAN report.

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