We performed a comparison between Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall and Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."
"I found the initial setup process to be very simple and straightforward."
"Forcepoint is a good, stable solution."
"The Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is a scalable product."
"When comparing this solution to others this one has better reporting, user management, and is easy to use."
"Next Generation Firewall's best feature is that it can be managed on one platform."
"I have found that Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is easy to use, highly secure, and the main VPN tunnel is created automatically which is a benefit."
"It is a stable solution, and there are no issues so far."
"Forcepoint's stability is satisfactory, for the most part."
"The most valuable feature of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is the boost."
"Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability."
"The file and data reduction capabilities are very good. Without it, we have a great deal of network congestion."
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."
"You do need knowledge of the solution in order to set the product up properly."
"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."
"My team is looking for more throughput and better integration with our security framework."
"They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience."
"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."
"I would like to see more sizing in the next release, and the roadmap should be clear."
"The ability to dynamically change policies could be improved."
"The security features need to be improved."
"The support from Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has declined since Aruba acquired them. The knowledge and speed of the agents could improve."
"We would like to have better features for path selection. For example, if we know the network is going to go down then we would like to set up an alternate route for data packets in real-time."
"The license features should improve in the solution. For example, when you purchase VMware, it starts at a low level that has some functionality. When you want to expand, the difference in the price is substantial. I purchased the lower functional version for $4,000, and now if I want to upgrade, they ask me for $80,000. This is a $76,000 difference, there's no logic, but this is VMware."
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Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.
Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 18 reviews while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 7.8, while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "A good and simple solution, but becomes unstable when more features, like auto-scaling are introduced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Useful Boost feature, scalable, and quiet". Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Check Point NGFW, Cisco SD-WAN and Cisco Secure Firewall, whereas Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Prisma SD-WAN and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect report.
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