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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Pros
"The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.""Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.""The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.""The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.""It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."

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"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."

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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.""Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive."

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Cons
"The solution's technical support is not very good.""Security, overall, can always be improved.""I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.""Support for multiple domains is important to us.""I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.""It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."

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"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."

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"The solution could be stronger on the integration side and offer more cloud applications like G Suite or Oracle.""File integrity monitoring would be very advantageous as an additional feature."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""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.""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."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business… more »
Top Answer: It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the… more »
Top Answer: The API is very Cisco orientated, which is absolutely fine if you're using Cisco Firepower and SecureX kind of products… more »
Top Answer: One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.
Top Answer: The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.
Top Answer: A feature of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that can be improved is the speed of data analysis. Also, there should be… more »
Top Answer: Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive.
Top Answer: The endpoint-type solution is an area that needs some improvement. They don't identify that they are a security risk… more »
Top Answer: My role is security solutions architect. I do the research for the customers. We are implementors and consultants. We… more »
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Overview

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, VeriClaim
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company6%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Integrator6%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
510,882 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways with 13 reviews while iboss is ranked 9th in Secure Web Gateways with 2 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while iboss is rated 8.0. 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 iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, McAfee Web Protection, Cisco Secure Email, Fortinet FortiProxy and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet FortiProxy. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss report.

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