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Pros
"I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""The security and access control features.""Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up."

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"The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.""Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use.""In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""The GUI is quite nice.""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.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""The spam filter is very effective."

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"The solution does what it's meant to do.""The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.""It doesn't seem to take too much system bandwidth, and I also like its reporting. Once a month, it gives me a reminder of the activity. It reminds me that the protection is on, and if there are any issues, it summarizes those minor issues. During the month, it only notifies when there is something special.""It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.""The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site."

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Cons
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.""Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""The pricing could always be a little bit better.""I would like to see more integrability with other products."

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"In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""But the deployment could be easier. It might take from one day to three days. Usually, that involves an engineer from the vendor and a working team at the enterprise.""A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."

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"The True Key version for mobile phones should be improved. The password manager is not as seamless as on the desktop. Once implemented, on the desktop, when you go to the site, it automatically fills and connects you, whereas, on the mobile phone, it doesn't do that quite seamlessly. You need to open the True Key application and then select the password you want to use. It then opens in the browser. There are fewer steps in the desktop version as compared to the mobile version.""The manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.""We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.""The solution could always use more security features. If it was more secure, it would be an even stronger product.""Lacking filter for spam."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""The price depends on the use case, and it's a bit linear. But it depends on the customer's strategy and how Cisco plans to optimize the costs.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""I am not sure, I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I think it's $1.00 or so per device/month.""The price should be slightly lower than the current price because if you look at the whole solution, it is simply a threat intelligence solution to block blacklisted things. The price should be lower looking at the features provided by the solution. The price isn't too high either, but it could be lower.""It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high.""The price could be lower.""Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."

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"The price of this solution is reasonable.""Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The licensing is not expensive.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."

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"It is not very expensive. It costs 100 Canadian Dollars per year per license. I buy one-year or two-year protection. The license covers my PC, laptops, and telephone. The cost is per user but for multiple devices. It has just the standard licensing fees. There are some options for extended protection. For example, if I wanted to have a VPN, there will be an extra cost. So, there are upgradable features, but I'm very happy with what it is giving me with the basic plan. It gives me the basic privacy protection that I need.""$150 Canadian per year."

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Questions from the Community
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Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… more »
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Top Answer: There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.
Top Answer: The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.
Top Answer: The solution isn't expensive. It's very reasonably priced. I pay a licensing fee in order to use the product.
Top Answer: I'm not an IT person, and therefore can't speak to if there are any missing features. For me, it works quite well and I… more »
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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Overview

OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

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.

McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

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Sample Customers
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaim
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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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Security Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Internet Security with 14 reviews while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 4th in Internet Security with 5 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Trend Micro Web Security, Netskope CASB and Webroot DNS Protection, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, AhnLab V3 Internet Security, iboss and Barracuda Web Security Gateway. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection report.

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