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"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.""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."

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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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"It's a solution that permits making a granular configuration and it is easier to deploy the same configuration on a lot of devices using the central console. It is the master of the product.""The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site.""It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.""The solution does what it's meant to do.""The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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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 configuration could be simplified because it is more complex to make the configuration on McAfee. What can be improved is the support of the agent on smartphones, IOS or Android. That still now is not available yet.""We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.""The manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.""Lacking filter for spam.""The solution could always use more security features. If it was more secure, it would be an even stronger product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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."

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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: The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has… more »
Top Answer: When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based… more »
Top Answer: One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of… more »
Top Answer: I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable.
Top Answer: There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.
Top Answer: The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.
Top Answer: The solution isn't expensive. It's very reasonably priced. I pay a licensing fee in order to use the product.
Top Answer: I'm not an IT person, and therefore can't speak to if there are any missing features. For me, it works quite well and I… more »
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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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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Security Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Non Profit6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
522,693 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Internet Security with 13 reviews while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 4th in Internet Security with 5 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.6. 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 McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Cisco Secure Email, Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector and Barracuda Web Security Gateway, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, AhnLab V3 Internet Security, Barracuda Web Security Gateway, iboss and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection report.

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