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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Competitors and Alternatives

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HS
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
A very good solution, but needs a real-time malware classification engine and control over file execution

Pros and Cons

  • "Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up."
  • "It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download."

What is our primary use case?

We have been working with the administration of the product as well as looking at various features of the product, such as locking of the URL. We have also been checking certain intelligence to see how it helps in maintaining security posture for the organization. In addition, we have also been looking at command and control, communication with other IPs, and early blocking of the DNS requests.

What is most valuable?

Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. 

It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for over one and a half years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good for the existing features, but they must incorporate more features in their solution, such as file execution blocking and real-time malware check.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very simple because it was just the installation of agents on the system, and it can communicate with the cloud easily. It didn't give me any problem.

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to have a simpler solution that can easily prevent malicious threats, you can go for it. If you want to have a more general solution, for example, with control over file execution or real-time malware engine, you can go for a web security gateway. If you want to have a number of things integrated within a single solution, such as DLP, you should go for Forcepoint Security Gateway. Cisco Umbrella doesn't provide such a feature.

I would rate Cisco Umbrella a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
DB
Professional Services Coordinator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Easy to use, knowledgeable technical support, and stable

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases for this solution are web filtering and security. 

What is most valuable?

One of the valuable features of the solution is that everything is on the cloud. It has no on-premise hardware to deal with.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for approximately a year and a half. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution to be very good. It is not the best and could improve but it is better than other solutions, such as Forcepoint.

How are customer service and technical support?

I find technical support very knowledgeable and more consistent with Netskope Next-Gen Secure Web Gateway than Forcepoint.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases for this solution are web filtering and security. 

What is most valuable?

One of the valuable features of the solution is that everything is on the cloud. It has no on-premise hardware to deal with.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for approximately a year and a half. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution to be very good. It is not the best and could improve but it is better than other solutions, such as Forcepoint.

How are customer service and technical support?

I find technical support very knowledgeable and more consistent with Netskope Next-Gen Secure Web Gateway than Forcepoint.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used Forcepoint,

How was the initial setup?

The solution is very easy to administrate and very easy to implement.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for others looking into implementing the solution it is easy to use, and it is one of the best solutions on the market.

I rate Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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