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Anwar Sleem
Regional Director at Ceitcon
Real User
Top 5
Features a scalable firewall and a great VPN

Pros and Cons

  • "The VPN is great."
  • "The ability to dynamically change policies could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

Our customer uses this solution as a standard next-generation firewall and VPN.

What is most valuable?

The VPN is great.

What needs improvement?

It lacks something called a change of authority. It also lacks more integration with other VPN clients. Also, the ability to dynamically change policies could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We installed this solution for one of our customers one year ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Adding users is very straightforward. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give their technical support a rating of seven or eight out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward. It only takes a matter of minutes. 

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

The licensing is perpetual. The cost is fair, but it could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

If you have Cisco integration, then I wouldn't recommend this solution — it won't integrate. It depends upon the endpoint security. If you have Cisco endpoints, you'll lack certain protections, especially in this multi-vendor environment.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall a rating of eight. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AhmadAlshami
Senior IT Operations Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Characterization features captures a lot of threats and they have great support

Pros and Cons

  • "The support is great. They also have very good categorization. It's very good. It captures a lot of threats."

    What is our primary use case?

    We just use this firewall for security in terms of network access.

    What is most valuable?

    The support is great. They also have very good categorization. It's very good. It captures a lot of threats.

    What needs improvement?

    The first point to improve is just a matter of updates. We are moving to the cloud, so we want to use virtual licenses on the cloud. We need to move from on-premises to the cloud.

    We would love to take another solution from Forcepoint, but unfortunately, the price is too high. That's why we are not considering using Forcepoing for our proxy and DLB. They have a very good DLB, but the matter, in the end, is the cost.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using this solution for over five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is very stable, especially the front end.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Yes, this solution is scalable.

    What other advice do I have?

    I recommended Forcepoint to be implemented.

    I would rate this solution as nine out of ten. It would be a full ten if it had integration with endpoints.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Yasir Zubair
    Senior Manager - ICT Technical at CNS Engineering
    Real User
    Top 5
    Excellent customer service, good reporting and user management and easy to use overall

    What is our primary use case?

    We use the solution in a data center for security. 

    What is most valuable?

    When comparing this solution to others this one has better reporting, user management, and is easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    No firewall is perfect but they could improve on the detections of threats.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have been very satisfied with the customer service.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We have used other solutions in the past.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation was not easy at first but then after a while of doing installations, it became easy. …

    What is our primary use case?

    We use the solution in a data center for security. 

    What is most valuable?

    When comparing this solution to others this one has better reporting, user management, and is easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    No firewall is perfect but they could improve on the detections of threats.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have been very satisfied with the customer service.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We have used other solutions in the past.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation was not easy at first but then after a while of doing installations, it became easy.

    What about the implementation team?

    We do the implementation of the solutions, we have a team that does it.

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

    We have found the price could be reduced. It is a little expensive.

    What other advice do I have?

    I recommend this solution, we are going to continue using it.

    I rate Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall a ten out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    LP
    Product Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
    Reseller
    Top 5Leaderboard
    A stable and scalable Next Generation Firewall solution

    What is most valuable?

    I like the Firewall and the IPS.

    What needs improvement?

    The network interface could be better, and it could be cheaper. It's very difficult for us to compete with Fortinet. I would like to see an Application Control feature in the next release.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Forcepoint for more than ten years. But we first worked with them for Web Security, and we worked with the Firewall for about four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Forcepoint Next-Generation Firewall is a stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Forcepoint Next-Generation Firewall is a scalable solution.

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

    It could be cheaper…

    What is most valuable?

    I like the Firewall and the IPS.

    What needs improvement?

    The network interface could be better, and it could be cheaper. It's very difficult for us to compete with Fortinet. I would like to see an Application Control feature in the next release.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Forcepoint for more than ten years. But we first worked with them for Web Security, and we worked with the Firewall for about four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Forcepoint Next-Generation Firewall is a stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Forcepoint Next-Generation Firewall is a scalable solution.

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

    It could be cheaper like Fortinet. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would tell potential users that it's difficult for us to compete with Fortinet's firewall. Fortinet offers good performance, a good price, and is stronger.

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall an eight.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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    AW
    Manager at Readytech
    Real User
    Top 20
    Good support for a next-generation security solution

    What is our primary use case?

    Forcepoint makes up part of our security solution.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.

    What needs improvement?

    Making this solution easier to use would be an improvement. The implementation could be made easier.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall for one year.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scaling this solution is difficult. We have approximately 100 users.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We are satisfied with technical support.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I also have experience with FortiGate.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation and initial…

    What is our primary use case?

    Forcepoint makes up part of our security solution.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.

    What needs improvement?

    Making this solution easier to use would be an improvement.

    The implementation could be made easier.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall for one year.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scaling this solution is difficult. We have approximately 100 users.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We are satisfied with technical support.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I also have experience with FortiGate.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation and initial setup are difficult.

    What about the implementation team?

    We had a consultant assist us with the deployment.

    What other advice do I have?

    I like this product and it is one that I recommend.

    I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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