Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Reviews

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Real User
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Oct 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The Security management console is fantastic. The central security management center and the content management center are very good.

What needs improvement?

This solution would be improved with the inclusion of custom reporting. The pre-prepared reports are ok, but sometimes, perhaps once a month, I would like to create some custom reports. In the next… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is not a very expensive solution. The big advantage of this solution is that we can select the right model for our requirements, which is not too expensive. There are many hardware models and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this solution, we used Sidewinder. That solution was discontinued and we were at the end of support for our hardware.

What other advice do I have?

Forcepoint is my favorite enterprise firewall. The security management center is the best part of this solution. It is always very simple to see the state of the firewall and to configure it to look… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated Check Point.
Consultant
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 30 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is having the ability to cluster multiple firewalls even if they are different versions.

What needs improvement?

It's a complicated firewall. Until you come to know the firewall inducers, most people don't like the firewall because the components for it are a little bit complex. User-friendliness is a little bit tough. It needs to be more user-friendly when creating policies, and pushing policies. Committing takes more time compared to Palo Alto. The solution needs to invest in its GUI. The interface is very… more»

What other advice do I have?

What others need to know is that they need to have a clear idea of why they're going for this particular firewall. They need to know if are they looking for clustering or if are they looking for link load balancing. If they're not going for clustering, I would suggest they go with the most moderate firewalls like Palo Alto or Fortinet. A certain type of attack, such as evasion techniques, isn't… more»
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MarkEdward
Real User
Technical Support Engineer at MCS
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is controlling the traffic and the logging. They have real-time logins for traffic logs. Troubleshooting was very easy for me.

What needs improvement?

They should have a GUI on the product itself, not a separate management tool to be used on the management server or on a server to be used to manage the file. It should be all in one device. The device should be controlled through its own GUI. They also have to improve the learning center and the documents as the documents don't really help. In the next release, they should improve the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommended this solution mostly for large enterprises, a project that needs more than 100 firewalls to be managed. They have a very good management tool as security management centers. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

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What is Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall?

Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.
Also known as
Forcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
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