"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technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."
"Forcepoint is a good, stable solution."
"I like the Firewall and the IPS."
"The VPN is great."
"We like the scalability of Forcepoint because with the Forcepoint NGFW solution, we can scale anything. The solution has central management, so we can manage all the branches and devices centrally in one controller."
"Technical support has been quite helpful in the past."
"Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is very simple, easy to use, and flexible."
"The Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is a scalable product."
"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 very easy to deploy. The GUI interface is really good, and the security features are also very good. It is also stable and scalable, and their support is also good."
"Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy."
"The division of Control Plane and Data Plane is most valuable. It can be deployed anywhere, and you can control it and configure it from anywhere. This is one of the good features of this solution."
"The most valuable features are the main steering and the firewall. The security features and SD-WAN features are also quite good."
"The flexibility is a great feature."
"It's very powerful, especially for engineering teams."
"The solution is stable and suitable."
"There are great security and ops features without the need for having a different box for security."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience."
"Something that I've noticed that Forcepoint lacks, is the training that they offer to their end-customers"
"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."
"The solution needs to add an antivirus profile and anti-spyware profile, not just policies and VPN."
"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."
"The initial setup of the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall has areas that are difficult."
"The interface could be simpler."
"SASE is the next big thing that is coming up, and it needs to be developed in Versa. This is the only thing that needs to be adapted very quickly by Versa. With the pandemic going on, I would like to see more features for working from home. They have launched Versa Secure Access (VSA), but it is currently immature. They need to tighten it up for work from home and SD-WAN concept."
"Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features."
"Future releases should contain AI for the voice feature."
"The stability of FlexVNF's controller and devices could be improved."
"The security should be improved."
"With the pandemic and changing work models, it would be ideal if the product more accessibility options or more diversity within the solution itself."
"I heard about them for the first time just before I started working on Versa. They do have blogs for information, but they could publicize more about the documentation and architecture. It doesn't seem to have that much exposure, and they should work on their customer base more."
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.
Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.
Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 19 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 8 reviews. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 7.6, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 7.8. 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 Versa FlexVNF writes "Very user-friendly and nimble software platform solution". Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Check Point NGFW, Cisco SD-WAN and Darktrace, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and Prisma SD-WAN. See our Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall vs. Versa FlexVNF report.
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