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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

PeerSpot user
15 Answers
Shipra Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at Paramount Computer Systems
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
03 July 22

Basically, we are the system integrators. We apply it to clients for use cases such as productivity increases. For example, if they want to block Facebook and those kinds of social networking sites, it will help stop users from off-work distractions. They also are now catering to the use case of remote working to control access off-site. That involves cloud solutions.

Shamirhan Sulaiman - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Market Growth and Development at Netpoleons
Real User
Top 20
30 April 22

It protects against data leaks and offers us application security.

Director at Foresight Software Solutions Pvt Ltd
Top 10
11 April 22

We are the implementation partner for Forcepoint, and then we configure and integrate Forcepoint into the customer enrollment. We personally use cloud Websecurity and cloud Email security of Forcepoint.

AmgadYousry - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Team Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
24 December 21

My primary use of this solution is to help our customers filter their security and their users' usage. They can optimize internet traffic and block or allow sites.

Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at IDSC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
15 October 21

Our customers are government agencies, and we recommended Forcepoint to add an extra layer of security to their data centers. It's the second layer of protection on top of a layer from another vendor. And one week ago, we recommended a data leakage prevention solution from Forcepoint for another agency, but this project hasn't started yet.

Product Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
12 June 21

We are using this solution for web security.

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Ict Help Desk Administrator Individual Contributor at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
03 April 21

We make use of a host of features offered by Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway. We primarily use it to analyze cloud-based data which enters and exits our company through external web access. We retrieve all the data for analysis of any external transactions as these relate to the application of messages.

Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
23 January 21

The critical role is web URL filtering.

Infrastructure Support Officer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
19 October 20

We use it for internal monitoring of internet access as well as for controlling internet access.

Baljeet Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
21 September 20

We are implementing Forcepoint Web Security Gateway on corporate, and on enterprise levels. We're not only maintaining Forcepoint, but we are also maintaining McAfee and Symantec as well. I implement and maintain Forcepoint. The primary use case of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is focusing on the advanced malware detection for our customers. We deployed it in multiple locations, and we ensure that the customer's requirements are achieved. The majority of customers are using the on-premises solution of Forcepoint, and hybrid solutions. But, during this COVID period, they are upgrading that Cloud Web Security console with the availability of the categorization, and there is a GRE tunnel. You can use the GRE tunnel between your organization and the Forcepoint cloud with the IT-based policy applicable to your prospective user.

Nayef Hamzeh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at cmc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
29 July 20

I use this product for email filtering.

DAMIR REZNICEK - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Lactalis
Real User
17 May 20

My position means that I'm focused on functionalities and the happiness of the users of this solution. I am the CTO of sales and we are a customer of Forcepoint.

Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
13 April 20

We are a solution provider for a variety of products including web security, next-generation firewalls, and DLP. Forcepoint Web Security is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

Edwin EzeOsiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Solutions Manager at Infodata Professional Services
Top 5Leaderboard
05 February 20

We are a professional services company and I use this solution in my office, but I also implement it for some of my customers. This product is used as a security gateway, and more generally, as part of an internet security solution. I have some customers who have deployed this solution on-premises, while others have a hybrid cloud deployment using Azure or AWS.

it_user564000 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Engineer at isit
Real User
11 April 19

The primary use that we have for Forcepoint Web Security is for server clusters plus multi-link sites, sites that require not multi-linked ISPs. We use Forcepoint Web Security for multi-cluster servers with multi-links so that we can cluster all the multi-links into one link.

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CEO and President at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
24 December 15
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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27 January 16
1. How the gateway addresses the specific needs of its deployment. 2. The level and nature of update support provided by the mfg.
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