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2019-04-11T10:03:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PeerSpot user
21 Answers
MS
Security Engineer at Futuretec
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-25T15:33:09Z
25 July 22

I work for an IT company that provides solutions to customers such as Fortinet, Palo Alto, Forcepoint, and GoSecure. In terms of Forcepoint, my company focuses on web security, particularly Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway. My company has enterprise customers who use the product. The number of users of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway varies. One customer has around six hundred users. Another customer has three hundred users then there's a customer in the banking industry that has a thousand users. My advice to others looking into implementing Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is to prepare a lab and create scenarios in the lab before going to the customers. My rating for the solution is seven out of ten.

Shipra Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at Paramount Computer Systems
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-03T14:31:26Z
03 July 22

On the DLP, we are on version 8.9.1, and on the Web Gateway, we are on version 8.5.4. We are using both on-premises and cloud deployments. We are integrators. I am mainly dealing in Forcepoint, including Forcepoint Web Gateway, Forcepoint DLP, and a little bit of Forcepoint Email as well. The presales part of the onboarding process has to be very, very proper. Whatever requirements the users are looking for, that should be put on paper, however. Otherwise, if they're expecting something else and the solution is providing something else, this sometimes creates an issue at a later date. Clients need to know what they are getting into. I’d rate the solution eight out of ten.

Nikunj Godawat - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-05-26T13:31:53Z
26 May 22

I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

Shamirhan Sulaiman - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Market Growth and Development at Netpoleons
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-30T18:33:17Z
30 April 22

We are the authorized distributor for Forcepoint in Asia-Pacific. Currently, we are pushing Forcepoint ONE into the market. The thing to consider at the outset is, basically, what they want to protect. Are you protecting internal factors or are you looking at protecting from external factors? Forcepoint DLP covers the internal factor, meaning that you do not want your data to be compromised from internal leaks, and not external. If you're looking to protect against external anomalies, then basically it's Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that you should be looking at. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

AK
Director at Foresight Software Solutions Pvt Ltd
Reseller
Top 10
2022-04-11T18:11:53Z
11 April 22

We are integrators. While we typically do cloud deployments off-late, for on-premises, we have deployed Hybrid and on-premises Websecurity deployments. I'd advise users, if they want to make use of it, to learn the technology and then the approach the product is trying to take. I'd advise users only proceed once they understand it. That way, they'll be in a good position to manage it. As with any technology, learn the basics and building blocks of it. I'd rate the solution a nine out of ten.

IR
Group IT Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-19T23:11:49Z
19 January 22

I rate Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway seven out of 10. I would rate it higher, but it has a problem with tablets and the iPhone. It's not filtering on these platforms. It filters on Windows but not iOS or Android.

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AmgadYousry - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Team Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-24T09:10:00Z
24 December 21

I would give this solution a score of nine out of ten.

LP
Product Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-12T08:11:47Z
12 June 21

I rate Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway an eight out of ten.

AS
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-05-14T18:22:11Z
14 May 21

I rate Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway a seven out of ten.

SA
Ict Help Desk Administrator Individual Contributor at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-03T15:37:00Z
03 April 21

The versions of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that we currently use are 6.5 through 6.7. We decided to go with it to enhance our main security features. This made a lot of sense, as antenna extensions between users is generally required. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

SD
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2021-01-23T17:38:57Z
23 January 21

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

JT
Managing Consultant - Sr. DLP Security Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-02T18:34:00Z
02 November 20

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. The product was sitting at about a seven. Support was dragging it down to a six. So, if I had to be honest, they had some very good analytics — just counting the product itself, I would say it's a seven. It wasn't perfectly stable, but it was pretty good. I would say it would need to be more feature-rich. It would need to be more helpful for troubleshooting problems with connections and it would need more stability — then I would give it a higher rating. Under all of those things, it's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel.

SC
Infrastructure Support Officer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-19T09:33:36Z
19 October 20

I would not recommend the version that we have, that is, V10000 G3. I would recommend the later versions. Its implementation depends on your working environment. You might want to go for a hybrid version where it is partly on the cloud and partly on-premises. You also have to look at deploying agents on your systems. So, it just depends on how you are planning on working. Are you working from an office or are you going to be working remotely? That would dictate how you implement the solution. It is a fine product for what it does. Going forward, it would need firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. I would rate Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway an eight out of ten. It needs UDP support and a bit more granular filtering of reports, but all in all, it ticks most of the boxes.

Baljeet Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
2020-09-21T06:33:13Z
21 September 20

We deployed this solution during COVID, for two or three customers, and the customers are very happy with this product. I can recommend Forcepoint. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Nayef Hamzeh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at cmc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-29T07:45:57Z
29 July 20

In summary, this is a good product and I highly recommend it. However, it is important to remember that suitability will vary depending on the environment. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

DAMIR REZNICEK - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Lactalis
Real User
2020-05-17T07:17:00Z
17 May 20

We are happy with the solution for now. One of the reasons we took it is that it gives us the flexibility to change if we do not like it or we are not happy. To be honest, once we made the decision, I didn't look at the marketplace anymore. It's possible that there are better products out there today. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

TA
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-04-13T06:27:33Z
13 April 20

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

GG
AGM - IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:49Z
05 March 20

The version I'm currently using is about four years old. My recommendation to other companies would be that they should spend more time analyzing their workload including access approvals and whitelisting/blacklisting. They should have a very clear way of defining the blacklist or whitelist. Companies should also spend more time on sizing the product and considering how they will grow in the future when sizing it. That clarity is a must to decide the proper product size that will last over years as a company potentially grows. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

Edwin EzeOsiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Solutions Manager at Infodata Professional Services
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-02-05T08:06:00Z
05 February 20

Forcepoint looks ahead at what is needed and they seem to be on track. Two years ago, they knew what they would be doing in 2020, and they are on the right path. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

AmgadYousry - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Team Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
16 January 20

We're a Forcepoint business partner in Egypt. There are a lot of features already in the application and a lot of features that are added every day, so you have to learn how to implement them. If you decide to use the solution, you have to plan it out and prepare for it. You also have to update your knowledge and make sure your system is updated with regard to the solution. The most difficult part about Forcepoint is that if you take some time away from not working with it you forget features and processes. You need to work on it often and continue learning about it all the time. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

it_user564000 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Engineer at isit
Real User
2019-04-11T10:03:00Z
11 April 19

It is easy to deploy Forcepoint Web Security for whatever type of policies there are out there. We can manage any of our firewalls through one console. Our users prefer Forcepoint Web Security over any other firewall. We look for what the policy of the firewall is and through the console, we can run all the firewall settings. With Forcepoint Web Security, we can push the policies to all the firewalls. For the upgrade, it can be implemented with no downtime. I would rate Forcepoint Web Security an eight out of ten. It is easy so we can understand what the policies are and which policy belongs to which firewalls. There is no downtime when we are building any firewalls. If any firewall goes down, there will be little to no impact.

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Besides all of the threats trying to get in it is critical for the organization to keep data from getting out. So, Data Loss Prevention in combination with external threat protection is a must have.
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