Compare Forcepoint Web Security vs. Symantec Complete Website Security

Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 4 reviews while Symantec Complete Website Security is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Web Security is rated 7.6, while Symantec Complete Website Security is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Unifies Network Resources with Multi-Link Support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Complete Website Security writes "Good URL filtering features but lacks features compared to the competition". Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security, whereas Symantec Complete Website Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Forcepoint Web Security. See our Forcepoint Web Security vs. Symantec Complete Website Security report.
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Pros
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.Most valuable features are content filtering and monitoring.

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In terms of most valuable features, I like the ICAP capability and URL filtering the most.It's nice to have it in the cloud where we can pull the reporting together for it so we can see what's happening in machines at different locations.The most valuable feature is the endpoint security.

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Cons
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.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.

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Depending on the severity of the issue, I think they can be a bit slow - a few days for the low severity cases, but for the severe cases normally they contact you back in a couple of hours.It needs to be easier to set up rules for what sites it should allow or not allow us in certain areas of our computer for programs. It would also be nice really nice to have it give you better information about what it's finding. A lot of the alerts we get are very difficult to understand what it's actually telling you. It's too generic.There's a need for increased firewall functionality and capabilities. I'm not seeing a competitive Symantec cloud product. Specifically, functionalities with security as filtering from the cloud. I am aware that there is a product, a proxy in the cloud but I have compared it with other vendors and I don't find it that powerful. I think the worst thing that we're experiencing is very poor and inadequate technical support. It seems to me that tech support engineers aren't qualified to fulfill their job duties.

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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.

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Pricing and licensing is stunted and licensing is expensive. We have many customers who are now thinking about other solutions due to the cost.

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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.

Complete Website Security goes far beyond encryption to deliver protection for websites, data and applications—with 24/7 control that helps to mitigate risk and helps to ensure uninterrupted performance for every website. Multi-layered security and controls make our certificate issuance and authentication processes one of the most rigorous in the industry. Automated management pinpoints certificate and website weaknesses due to unexpected expirations, flawed installations, deprecation and critical vulnerabilities in the event of attacks. Meanwhile, Symantec’s unified security identifies worldwide security vulnerabilities, delivers real-time analytics and helps our customers to protect against damage 24/7. It's why we've become the name people trust.

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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 Firm25%
Healthcare Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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