Symantec Secure Web Gateway Alternatives and Competitors

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Baljeet Singh
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 30, 2020
Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good

What is our primary use case?

We are implementing Forcepoint Web Security Gateway on corporate, and on enterprise levels. We're not only maintaining Forcepoint, but we are also maintaining McAfee and Symantec as well. I implement and maintain Forcepoint. The primary use case of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is focusing on the advanced malware detection for our customers. We deployed it in multiple locations, and we ensure that the customer's requirements are achieved. The majority of customers are using the on-premises solution of Forcepoint, and hybrid solutions. But, during this COVID period, they are upgrading that… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint."
  • "Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."

What other advice do I have?

We deployed this solution during COVID, for two or three customers, and the customers are very happy with this product. I can recommend Forcepoint. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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Mohamed-Farrag
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 30, 2019
Good third-party integration for user authentication and authorization, but technical support needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for securing network traffic.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications from Facebook to WhatsApp, which can be controlled whether it's on mobile or PC."
  • "Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification."

What other advice do I have?

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