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"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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"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.""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."

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"Technical support is good. They are very helpful and quick to resolve any issues we have.""It's a comprehensive security portfolio solution.""A very straightforward interface.""It has hundreds of features and many of them are useful."

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"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 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.""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."

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"I would like to have an identity theft protection function.""Compatibility with other proxy polars would be helpful.""Lacking in local customer support.""The initial setup is complex and should be simplified."

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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 pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition.""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."

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"Pricing is a little expensive but it is affordable."

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OpenDNSForcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONNetskope
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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. Netskope™ is the leading cloud access security broker (CASB). Only the Netskope Active PlatformTM provides discovery, deep visibility, and granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, businesses can move fast, with confidence.
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Sample Customers
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, ToyotaNetApp, Genomic Health, Caterpillar, Apollo, Pandora, Continental Resources, Fractal, infinera, Tesla
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Integrator7%
University7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
Insurance Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise56%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, Forcepoint and others in Web Security Gateways. Updated: October 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 10 reviews while Netskope CASB is ranked 3rd in Cloud Access Security Brokers with 5 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Netskope CASB is rated 8.8. 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 Netskope CASB writes "A stable and wholly comprehensive security portfolio solution". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Secure Email, McAfee Web Protection and Symantec Secure Web Gateway, whereas Netskope CASB is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Bitglass.

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