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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.
To learn more, read our detailed Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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"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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be different from the license for an end customer. This is something we are currently renegotiating with Juniper, but, of course, the pricing for the licensing is always an issue when you want to get more customers."
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  • "Everything in Forcepoint comes with an individual license, which is kind of a problem. In our last meeting, they said that it may change at the beginning of 2021, and they will try to merge some licenses together. Customers will get more features than what they got previously. We will wait and see."
  • "We have found the price could be reduced. It is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing of the solution is normally competitive with other products."
  • "The pricing should be more competitive against other vendors in the market."
  • "The cost is fair, but it could be improved."
  • "It could be cheaper like Fortinet."
  • "I consider Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall's price to be good."
  • "We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good."
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  • "The pricing for this product is good."
  • "There is an annual license required to use Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect."
  • "The license for Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is paid annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and… more »
    Top Answer:We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be… more »
    Top Answer:The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you… more »
    Top Answer:I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
    Top Answer:We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good.
    Top Answer:Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have… more »
    Top Answer:Definitely look at Aruba EdgeConnect (formerly known as SilverPeak).  My main client has had them in production for… more »
    Top Answer:I hope they find a good NGFW partner so they can provide full NGFW at the Edge of customer site.
    Top Answer:Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    Forcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
    Unity EdgeConnect
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    Overview

    The 128T Networking Platform (128T) natively provides network-based security, control, and insight across data centers, wide-area networks (WAN), and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. 128T is reshaping the way organizations design, deploy, and operate real-world networks by making them dramatically simpler, smarter, and more secure — it’s going to fix the router — and ultimately the network — as we know it.

    Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
    Aramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company21%
    University14%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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