Forcepoint Web Security Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior IT Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The categorize formula is very helpful. Previously, we used the Cisco solution, where we could not choose how sites are categorized. Blue Coat updated a lot of sites I categorized. There are other valuable features as well, such as block by… more»

What needs improvement?

Java does not completely work. We are dependent on Java and when the current console does not run with Java, it is a problem for us. I would also like to seem them change the interface.

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

Previously, I used Cisco IronPort web filtration. I switched because this is a newer technology and this product or system comes with a lot of upgrades. I use the most updated technology and solution to cover my system.

What other advice do I have?

If you need web services, this product covers your needs. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also weighed Forcepoint and Trend Micro as other possible vendors.
Mohamed-Farrag
Real User
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The Gateway is an advantage that I can see in Cisco. The WCCP is good at delivering HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Before this ping forwarding was a problem for us. This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications… more»

What needs improvement?

Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification. Controlling engines at the network layer needs to handle more links or multiple links from the internet. Controlling… more»

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

I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.

What other advice do I have?

I use this product and implement it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are some other powerful competitors such as ForcePoint and Symantec.
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