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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Pros and Cons

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Pros

Country Manager and Solution Architect at Gilat telecom
The most valuable feature is the console management.
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TA
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a stable solution, and there are no issues so far.
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DM
Associate Consultant at SoftwareONE
Technical support has been quite helpful in the past.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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AN
Head of Infrastructure & Cloud Section at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature that we like the most about Forcepoint is that we know the technology and have confidence in it. We can have several functionalities to simplify operations and management. We can combine functionalities like log ownership to review the number of devices in the infrastructure.
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MS
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The blocking, based on the signal provided, is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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MH
Managing Director at FORESEC
It is stable and scalable. In addition, their support is great. When you ask them for something, they provide support, and if required, they also involve the R&D team to help you to resolve the issues in your configuration.
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Senior Solutions Architect at Infort
I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
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AW
Technical Support Specialist Networks at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't have anything bad to say about the product. I absolutely love it.
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RS
CIO
Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is very simple, easy to use, and flexible.
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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Forcepoint is a complete package because it has network and systems applications. Other firewalls are only for the network.
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Cons

Country Manager and Solution Architect at Gilat telecom
If I want to allow access to Facebook, yet not allow the user to access videos, then I am not able to do it with this product.
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TA
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Its management center should be easier to use. The management interface of Forcepoint is unique and a little bit different from some of the firewall solutions on which people might have worked before. Sometimes, the customers say that it is not very friendly, and we help them with how to use this management interface. It just takes a little bit of time, and after some time, it gets easy to manage or use. It is quite similar to Palo Alto, Fortinet, and legacy Juniper solutions. Their support should be faster. We have received complaints that they are not responding fast, which is not good for the vendor and us.
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DM
Associate Consultant at SoftwareONE
The company should update the URL filtering database. They need to enhance the URL filtering and make it easier to customize.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.
AN
Head of Infrastructure & Cloud Section at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its interface is complex when compared with a firewall like FortiGate. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall needs a management console, whereas FortiGate doesn't need any console. When you have a few devices, a console is not really necessary. It's good to have a private console only when you have a lot of devices.
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MS
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The solution needs to build upon its network functionality. It needs to be a bit smarter.
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MH
Managing Director at FORESEC
They need to increase the local support here. There are also some bugs or fixes on which they need to work. They very well know about these bugs. In terms of licensing, I would like them to either increase the number of features in a single license or make licensing more flexible.
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Senior Solutions Architect at Infort
Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have standalone management. So, they prefer Fortinet or Palo Alto. But overall, inspection and other features are working fine.
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AW
Technical Support Specialist Networks at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Something that I've noticed that Forcepoint lacks, is the training that they offer to their end-customers
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RS
CIO
We feel the product's technical support could be better, as this relates to the solution itself, to the installation of the product, and to having a proper understanding of the case.
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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They should have a local vendor who can provide support. Most of the support is overseas, so the time zones can be a problem.
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Learn what your peers think about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.