Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Pros and Cons

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Pros

Lipaz Hessel
Solutions Architect at Gilat telecom
The most valuable feature is the console management.
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Bishoy-Habib
Security Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When our customer needs some optimization, along with performance and security. If they want everything in one package, I recommend Forcepoint because they have everything.
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reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The central security management center and the content management center are very good.
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reviewer1319712
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a stable solution, and there are no issues so far.
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Dharmendra Mishra
Associate Consultant at SoftwareONE
Technical support has been quite helpful in the past.
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Infosecon456
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One of the most valuable features is having the ability to cluster multiple firewalls even if they are different versions.
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reviewer1322226
Head of Infrastructure & Cloud Section at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature that we like the most about Forcepoint is that we know the technology and have confidence in it. We can have several functionalities to simplify operations and management. We can combine functionalities like log ownership to review the number of devices in the infrastructure.
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reviewer1378020
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The blocking, based on the signal provided, is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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Mohamed Abdel Hassanein
Managing Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is stable and scalable. In addition, their support is great. When you ask them for something, they provide support, and if required, they also involve the R&D team to help you to resolve the issues in your configuration.
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Mustafa Adel
Senior Solutions Architect at Infort
I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Cons

Lipaz Hessel
Solutions Architect at Gilat telecom
If I want to allow access to Facebook, yet not allow the user to access videos, then I am not able to do it with this product.
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Bishoy-Habib
Security Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The optimization is not really ready. If you want very good optimization, you have to add it to the network.
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reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
This solution would be improved with the inclusion of custom reporting.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
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reviewer1319712
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Its management center should be easier to use. The management interface of Forcepoint is unique and a little bit different from some of the firewall solutions on which people might have worked before. Sometimes, the customers say that it is not very friendly, and we help them with how to use this management interface. It just takes a little bit of time, and after some time, it gets easy to manage or use. It is quite similar to Palo Alto, Fortinet, and legacy Juniper solutions. Their support should be faster. We have received complaints that they are not responding fast, which is not good for the vendor and us.
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Dharmendra Mishra
Associate Consultant at SoftwareONE
The company should update the URL filtering database. They need to enhance the URL filtering and make it easier to customize.
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Infosecon456
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a complicated firewall. Until you come to know the firewall inducers, most people don't like the firewall because the components for the firewall are a little bit complex. User-friendliness is a little bit tough. It needs to be user-friendly when creating policies, and pushing policies. Committing takes more time compared to Palo Alto.
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reviewer1322226
Head of Infrastructure & Cloud Section at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its interface is complex when compared with a firewall like FortiGate. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall needs a management console, whereas FortiGate doesn't need any console. When you have a few devices, a console is not really necessary. It's good to have a private console only when you have a lot of devices.
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reviewer1378020
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The solution needs to build upon its network functionality. It needs to be a bit smarter.
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Mohamed Abdel Hassanein
Managing Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
They need to increase the local support here. There are also some bugs or fixes on which they need to work. They very well know about these bugs. In terms of licensing, I would like them to either increase the number of features in a single license or make licensing more flexible.
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Mustafa Adel
Senior Solutions Architect at Infort
Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have standalone management. So, they prefer Fortinet or Palo Alto. But overall, inspection and other features are working fine.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
509,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.