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"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""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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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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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 1st in Web Content Filtering with 9 reviews while Symantec WebFilter is ranked 10th in Web Content Filtering. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.2, 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, Cisco Email Security, McAfee Web Protection and Symantec Secure Web Gateway, whereas Symantec WebFilter is most compared with .

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