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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 manual at some stage. Just drag and drop and the policies are there. The cluster is very easy in… 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 one. We wanted to utilize all of the network resources in a unified manner. We didn't want to… 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 customers are requesting they will install the firewall without licensing. At this time we… 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 Security is better than Fortinet because Fortinet is free. They still come under the enterprise… 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 console. Our users prefer Forcepoint Web Security over any other firewall. We look for what the… more»
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:…
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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 updating the latest hotfixes and patches on the appliance.

What needs improvement?

* FTP access via transparent proxy * SSL Certificate updates * Detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.
Consultant
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Most valuable features were content filtering and monitoring. As a government agency, it is highly important that the internet is being used for appropriate reasons and we need to track inappropriate behavior.

How has it helped my organization?

This product improved the security of web traffic in our environment.

What needs improvement?

There were several issues with the product. * Version 8.4 can only be managed with a CLI, they removed the nice GUI interface from version 8.1. * The load-balancing needs massive improvements. * The incident lists don’t sync between appliances, they need to be manually edited for each one.
Reseller
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 10 2018

What do you think of Forcepoint Web Security?

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our services. It has protected clients against cyberattacks. It has created more and better end user experiences.

What is most valuable?

Protection against ransomware. Giving visibility to people's actions in the network, while keeping attackers out: across data centers, offices, branches, and the cloud.

What needs improvement?

Ease of use could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

Which solutions did we use previously?

The solution was used as a replacement to Microsoft TMG as well as meeting compliance requirements.

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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
Forcepoint Web Security customers
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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