Compare Forcepoint Web Security vs. McAfee Web Gateway

Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 7 reviews while McAfee Web Gateway is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review. Forcepoint Web Security is rated 7.8, while McAfee Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Good security categorization and resolution options, with helpful and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Gateway writes "Powerful user activity monitoring that includes SSL decryption". Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Cisco Email Security, whereas McAfee Web Gateway is most compared with .
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The antiviral sandboxing.Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.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.It has protected clients against cyberattacks.Giving visibility to people's actions in the network, while keeping attackers out: across data centers, offices, branches, and the cloud.

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The initial setup is fairly straightforward and easy to perform.

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Cons
Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.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.The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.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.Ease of use could be improved.

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The cloud needs improvement with respect to DLP.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Also Known As
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.

Organizations can do more over the web today than ever before. Today’s web offers a
dynamic, real-time user experience. However, the web has also become a more dangerous
place, with increasingly sophisticated attacks released every day. McAfee® Web Gateway
is a critical defense for any organization to protect against emerging malware threats. It
empowers organizations with secure internet access while greatly reducing risk through an
advanced security approach that combines powerful, local intent analysis with cloud-based
protection powered by McAfee Labs.

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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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Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company10%
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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