Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Pros and Cons

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Pros

Baljeet Singh
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.
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Edwin EzeOsiago
Head of security solutions at Infodata Professional Services
The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.
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Mohammed Farooq
IT Security Engineer at isit
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.
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reviewer1433466
Infrastructure Support Officer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting.
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AmgadYousry
Security Team Leader at Infort
In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.
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reviewer1303923
AGM - IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.
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DAMIR REZNICEK
CTO at Lactalis
The antiviral sandboxing.
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reviewer1319712
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.
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NAYEF HAMZEH
IT Manager at CMC
The spam filter is very effective.
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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Cons

Baljeet Singh
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.
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Edwin EzeOsiago
Head of security solutions at Infodata Professional Services
The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.
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Mohammed Farooq
IT Security Engineer at isit
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.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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reviewer1433466
Infrastructure Support Officer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular.
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AmgadYousry
Security Team Leader at Infort
The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.
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reviewer1303923
AGM - IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Overall the software is occupying too much memory space. If they could remedy that, it would be a better experience, because today Windows is occupying too much memory space as well (in terms of the RAM), and this software has also started occupying all the memory. Due to this, I have less space for my other office products and data. I can't, for example, operate a huge Excel sheet or other datasets.
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DAMIR REZNICEK
CTO at Lactalis
Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.
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reviewer1319712
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.
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NAYEF HAMZEH
IT Manager at CMC
We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.