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Helps block personal email accounts.Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.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.

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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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The security aspect of the solution, particularly the malware behind it, is excellent. That's something that really helped us out. It's not just a simple proxy that just blocks the insights of potential threats that come on behind it. They do malware detection and that helps us a lot.Iboss is a solution that prevents advanced persistent threats, and has a zero tolerance for attacks.Our primary use case for this product is DLP,

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Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.Data reporting could be improved.They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.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.

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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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The solution could be stronger on the integration side and offer more cloud applications like G Suite or Oracle.Sometimes, obviously, there are bugs.Iboss is growing so fast that it is often hard for them to keep up with the challenges.

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The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.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.

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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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Top Answer: The antiviral sandboxing.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is okay. We pay licensing fees but the cost depends on the package that we take. There are no other hidden costs.
Top Answer: The issues we have are more around organizational issues between us and Forcepoint. We don't have problems with the solution although sometimes attacks or new ransomware gets through. Sometimes we… more »
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OpenDNSForcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONiBoss Cloud Platform
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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.   

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.

The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform delivers web gateway as a service through its revolutionary architecture. Built for the cloud, iboss defends the modern, distributed organization more effectively and efficiently through a 100% subscription-based platform – eliminating expensive appliance purchases and providing financial predictability. The platform natively delivers consistent security policies to all users, locations, and devices, ensuring seamless protection across the organization. The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform also allows for drop-in replacement of existing legacy appliances without the need to rearchitect existing networks — creating a smooth transition to the cloud and providing immediate ROI.

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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, VeriClaimAdventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, ToyotaSome of the world's largest financial services companies, REI, Urban Outfitters, Riverside Health Systems, Washington Redskins, Xerox, The Nutrasweet Company, Calimax, Chicago Public Schools,
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 8 reviews while iboss is ranked 8th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while iboss is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Good security categorization and resolution options, with helpful and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Email Security, McAfee Web Protection, Symantec Secure Web Gateway and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks , Netskope CASB, TitanHQ WebTitan and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss report.

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