Compare Forcepoint Web Security vs. McAfee Web Protection

Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Internet Security with 8 reviews while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 4th in Internet Security with 6 reviews. Forcepoint Web Security is rated 8.0, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.2. 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 Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Email Security, Barracuda Web Security Gateway, Symantec Secure Web Gateway and TitanHQ WebTitan, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection , Barracuda Web Security Gateway, Cisco Email Security and AhnLab V3 Internet Security. See our Forcepoint Web Security vs. McAfee Web Protection report.
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It's very stable, reliable and does its job.The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.

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The spam filter is very effective.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.

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The solution does what it's meant to do.It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site.It's a solution that permits making a granular configuration and it is easier to deploy the same configuration on a lot of devices using the central console. It is the master of the product.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
It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.Support for multiple domains is important to us.I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.

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We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.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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Lacking filter for spam.The manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.The configuration could be simplified because it is more complex to make the configuration on McAfee. What can be improved is the support of the agent on smartphones, IOS or Android. That still now is not available yet.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
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 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.Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.The price could be lower.The product is pricey compared to Cisco Firepower.

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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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$150 Canadian per year.

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OpenDNSWebsense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONMcAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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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.

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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Healthcare Company11%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Government6%
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Healthcare Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Government7%
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