Compare Forcepoint Web Security vs. Zscaler Internet Access

Forcepoint Web Security is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 6 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Web Security Gateways with 9 reviews. Forcepoint Web Security is rated 8.2, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "Unifies Network Resources with Multi-Link Support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Internet Access writes "Centralized firewall that protects the whole topography". Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Netskope. See our Forcepoint Web Security vs. Zscaler Internet Access 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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Zscaler Web Security protects our users in remote locations from internet threats - even if they are not connected to our network.The most valuable feature is bandwidth control.The solution offers a distributed organization to master and to control all of the endpoints.The best thing about Zscaler Internet Access is the website filtering. In the UAE it's quite an important feature because most of the malware comes through the SQL injection and through downloads from websites. Zscaler helps protect against that.The initial setup was straightforward. The biggest thing for us was to build our own policies. The deployment itself was only a few hours.The scanning feature is impressive, because they do not introduce a big latency to the traffic.All internet access flows through the Zscaler proxy, regardless of whether people are in office or remote. I have greater control site access and I minimize the number of compromises that we experience to almost none.Whether you are in a hotel somewhere, or in Africa, it does not matter. You will get the Zscaler protection presence anywhere.

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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.

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Another thing that I would like to see is if Zscaler could have a separate product for direct access. I looked at a private access solution, but I understand there's a separate product that isn't integrated with this.It also needs better integration with other applications as well. There are some restrictions.Zscaler should provide adjacent services, which would be complementary to their current offering that could to be more pragmatic for a customer. For example, if you take Akamai, you get multiple sets of services, all depending on the customer and the strategy and the complexity and the problems. In some areas, they are more varied in terms of coverage.In terms of usage, here in the GCC, it's still growing a growing market, so the combination of DLP, data leak prevention, to a certain extent is fine. But what it requires is user-based access or role-based access. The solution needs to grow into that, which definitely takes time. There's not an easy way to integrate it, when you have a cloud-based solution.In every cloud service in the world, you have multiple upstream internet providers to create diversity so that if one of your providers fails, your network just continues. In South Africa, there is only one upstream provider, and that's not right. That that's a problem.I would like to see the ability to choose a pool of IPs for my company, set up rules based on them, and know that those IPs are not used by other companies.It needs better integration with other applications. It takes a fair amount of regular activity to apply the by-passes because it is very strict in its restrictions and frequently you have to go in and open things up to allow the workforce to work.The pricing is an issue. It is expensive if you have all of your users in the same location. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.

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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.

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Our monthly fee is around R3000.Roughly, we might spend $70,000 a month on the solution. We don't pay for anything beyond the standard licensing fee.The pricing is an issue. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.​Be aware that you will need to invest some time and money to adapt your environment for Zscaler (traffic redirection, software deployment, authentication, etc).​

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Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONZIA
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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.

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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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, ToyotaUlster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
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Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Retailer4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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