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Mohammed Farooq
Real User
IT Security Engineer at isit
Apr 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Forcepoint Web Security is creating the easy to install policies that are deployed through the Forcepoint security… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For our organization, when we initially deployed Forcepoint Web Security, we were looking to have four different ISP's joined, all the ISP's as… more»

What needs improvement?

For improvement, we cannot deploy the Forcepoint Web Security firewall directly without ISP. The firewall doesn't have any features because some… more»

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

The pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition. Forcepoint Web… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is easy to deploy Forcepoint Web Security for whatever type of policies there are out there. We can manage any of our firewalls through one… more»
User
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Forcepoint Web Security is a complete web security solution, not just a web filter, like many other solution offerings. The customization and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has definitely added to the security level of the company network and keeps out accidental or purposeful web traffic that can be malicious or… more»

What needs improvement?

I am looking forward to the full integration of the endpoints that they offer for web security and DLP.

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

Make sure to understand your environmental needs. Take your time scoping the project, otherwise you will have hardship later on down the road.

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

I have, but at a different company.
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Jay Stelmach
Real User
Adjunct Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 08 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

What is most valuable?

Reporting Custom Block Pages AD integration

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed our company to not worry about the security of a page, but talk more about the content and the productivity of specific types of web categories.

What needs improvement?

Allow for faster exemption of websites or the ability to reclassify websites.

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Great. They made sure that we were choosing the right version and helped us understand the tradeoffs between…
Kurt Anderson
Real User
Lead Systems Security Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Reporting and automatic updates of website categorization.

How has it helped my organization?

* Being able to have managers or department leads run their own reports has saved us an incredible amount of time. * Web filtering of malicious… more»

What needs improvement?

* The documentation is almost too much, it could be laid out in an easier to understand. * Upgrades can be challenging. For us, it has required a… more»

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

Get a qualified third party to assist with the web implementation.

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

Yes, Blue Coat Systems.
Johnny Mc Fadden
Real User
IT Administrator Professional at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

What is most valuable?

Real-time category protection.

How has it helped my organization?

There is less need to investigate if a site is malicious. The majority of site gets reported.

What needs improvement?

Database synchronization failures Encrypted packet inspection

For how long have I used the solution?

10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The latest deployment was a fairly smooth transition, but previous upgrades and hardware replacements have been very painful.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has been good with this version of code (can say the say with previous versions).

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, but we have stayed with the same scale and have not needed to scale…
cchimbeschi
Real User
Senior ICT Security Officer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

What is most valuable?

SSL Inspection Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to analyze the decrypted SSL web traffic for malware.

What needs improvement?

Security of browsing.

For how long have I used the solution?

Seven years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes. When we first began working with it, the product was not mature and we had performance issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Now, the product is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Good, because we have a MCS (mission critical support) level. Technical Support:…
User
Desktop and Application Security Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

What is most valuable?

Real-time analytics.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps constantly with phishing and cryptolocker attacks.

What needs improvement?

The reporting could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since it was released.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It works as described.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Queries can be slow on multiple terabyte databases.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: There is room for improvement. Technical Support: Their lead technical engineers are excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used SurfControl and Websense. I have also tried…
Rohit Venkatesh
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Transparent Mode: Since we have multiple sites and roaming users, it has helped us in deploying the proxy to users without having to push any configurations to end users.

How has it helped my organization?

* Transparent mode implementation * Detect threats on SSL traffic * Multiple customization options to allow or block a specific content within the web pages has allowed us to simplify the user experience without loss of productivity. * Ease of… more»

What needs improvement?

* FTP access via transparent proxy * SSL Certificate updates * Detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.
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What is Forcepoint Web Security?

Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
Also known as
Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
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