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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection."
"It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."
"The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great."
"It's very stable, reliable and does its job."
"What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances."
"Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices."
"The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes."
"Helps block personal email accounts."
"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available."
"The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features."
"For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine."
"Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use."
"The antiviral sandboxing."
"The spam filter is very effective."
"The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint."
"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."
"It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products."
"It is simpler to configure. It is not like Cisco Firepower, where you go crazy trying to follow the Cisco documentation to figure out how to configure one little thing. Unlike Cisco Firepower, where you can't do everything through the web interface and you have got to do some command line stuff, Fortinet FortiGate SWG is simpler. There are four different things in Cisco to get in, which is not the case with Fortinet FortiGate SWG. It is one of my favorite solutions to work with. I would much rather work with it than Cisco Firepower, for example. Even though I've got 20 years of Cisco experience with different firewalls, I would much prefer this solution."
"The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow."
"The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage."
"The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good."
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."
"I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."
"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."
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites."
"In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella."
"They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."
"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution."
"Data reporting could be improved."
"The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond."
"The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do."
"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."
"In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device."
"Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through."
"We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved."
"Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."
"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."
"They have not yet extended to the cloud."
"Their technical support could be improved a little bit in terms of responsiveness."
"I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate. Currently, we need to develop APIs to use this interface."
"The solution has many heightened points which we cannot get to without working on CLI."
"The solution could improve by having some additional features, such as IBS and better cloud administration."
"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 uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans."
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."
"There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."
"I think it's worth the money."
"The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway."
"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."
"There is a subscription cost."
"The licensing is not expensive."
"The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive."
"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."
"The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."
"Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway."
"The price of this solution is reasonable."
"It is less expensive than a Cisco solution."
"It is around $50,000 per month."
"There is a need to pay for a license for the product."
"The price is relatively expensive compared to other solutions which are providing similar features."
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As Enterprises continue to rearchitect their WAN Edge with rapid migration of applications to the cloud, the attack surface at the remote sites/branch locations continues to increase. This risk is especially high for web-based traffic, as web-based threat continue to be one of the primary attack vectors. As attack techniques become more advanced and versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure against external and internal risks. Fortinet's secure web gateway provides flexible deployment options to protect against internet-based threats without compromising on end-user experience.
Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 13 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 6th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 5 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Easier to configure than other solutions, really reliable, and scalable". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Cisco Secure Email, whereas Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, iboss, Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector and McAfee Web Gateway. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. Fortinet FortiGate SWG report.
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