Compare Forcepoint Web Security vs. McAfee Web Protection

Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 10 reviews while McAfee Web Protection which is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Web Security is rated 8.6, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Unifies Network Resources with Multi-Link Support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "The URL filtering policy makes rules to block a website where a user should not be able to access it". Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security. See our Forcepoint Web Security vs. McAfee Web Protection report.
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Pros
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.Most valuable features are content filtering and monitoring.Ease of updating the latest hotfixes and patches on the appliance.Transparent Mode: Since we have multiple sites and roaming users, it has helped us in deploying the proxy to users without having to push any configurations to end users.Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection.Real-time analytics.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is that it protects against threats that are coming from the web.The most valuable feature is the ease in the configuration for security roles.

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Cons
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.There are several issues with the product. Version 8.4 can only be managed with a CLI, they removed the nice GUI interface from version 8.1. The load-balancing needs massive improvements. The incident lists don’t sync between appliances, they need to be manually edited for each one.Improve detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.Security of browsing.The reporting could be improved.Database synchronization failuresAllow for faster exemption of websites or the ability to reclassify websites.

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The solution should be more proactive in regards to sending you updates.We need a better customer experience and more flexibility in the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition.It is quite expensive.It is a well-priced option.

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8.6
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Also Known As
Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONMcAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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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.

McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

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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, ToyotaSicredi
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Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
University13%
Local Government13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company12%
Healthcare Company6%
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