We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"It is very easy to install the solution."
"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."
"Application response time and network performance could be improved."
"They should include a network switch in a future release."
"The product should offer more integration capabilities."
"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."
"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.
Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 5th in WAN Edge with 22 reviews while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 8.2, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.6. 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 Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace, pfSense and Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX, Silver Peak NX and Ipanema IpIengine. See our Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Riverbed Steelhead report.
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