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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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Also Known As
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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Overview
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.

Symantec WebFilter boosts business productivity by blocking malware downloads and web threats, and enabling compliance. A key element of the Symantec Secure Web Gateway solution, WebFilter is the next generation of web filtering, combining URL filtering and anti-malware technologies together in a collaborative defense. WebFilter is continuously updated by Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which detects hidden malware and provides reputation and web content analysis based on input from our 15,000 customers and their millions of users worldwide. The Global Intelligence Network provides cloud intelligence to multiple Symantec products, including ProxySG, Content Analysis System, Malware Analysis and Security Analytics. You can also identify and control popular web applications by setting policies through the WebFilter web application policy engine.

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Sample Customers
Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Local Government6%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 1st in Web Content Filtering with 13 reviews while Symantec WebFilter is ranked 7th in Web Content Filtering. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Symantec WebFilter is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". On the other hand, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection and Barracuda Web Security Gateway, whereas Symantec WebFilter is most compared with .

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