Forcepoint Web Security

COMPANY: Forcepoint

Forcepoint Web Security offers real-time protection against advanced threats and data theft with multiple deployment options and modules to help tailor your web protection package to your organization’s needs. Forcepoint Web Security provides robust protection and integrates with other Forcepoint solutions for single, consistent security controls that can protect against inbound and outbound threats with even the smallest of security teams.

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Forcepoint Web Security Review

Review date: November 30th 2018

Forcepoint, formally known as Websense, offer a cloud based web security product. Forcepoint Web Security provides threat protection to stop online viruses infecting business networks. It also offers monitoring and analysis tools, so administrators can ensure employees are operating safely and within company policies online. They offer multiple deployment options including on-premise and cloud. The cloud option will be focused on in this review. It is targeted at mid to enterprises sized companies.

Benefits of Forcepoint Web Security

  • Market leading threat protection with over 10,000 analytics available to support deep inspections
  • Great logs and filters, with custom categories for monitoring
  • Rated and recommended by most customers
  • Real-time analysis of threat detection and integrated data theft defence
  • Remote user inspection
  • Granular controls over hundreds of protocols and applications mean that the service can be fine-tuned
  • Multiple deployment options
  • Long-lasting reliable service
  • Integrated Data Loss Prevention
  • Good laptop protection with two endpoint agents
  • Expanded internet access for roaming users features meaning work laptops don’t stream movies at work for example, but will at home

What you should know about Forcepoint Web Security

  • Expensive service
  • Good range of deployment options, but installation can be difficult
  • Customers have reported that it can be complex and difficult to learn but the service does a great job filtering malicious content
  • Some customers have stated that the tech support quality has declined

Expert Insights Verdict on Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security is a good option for medium to enterprise-sized companies who need one of the best services for threat protection on the market. The advanced features and blocking capabilities mean this service will have no trouble blocking viruses and malware from infecting your network. Customers have reported the service has great overall performance and effectiveness. They have reported that the installation can be difficult, and the service’s complex controls mean that there is a learning curve. The product is also expensive. However, this can be said of many of the good web security gateway services. Customers have also reported that the audits and reporting are great.

Expert Insights would recommend Forcepoint Web Security to medium and large scale businesses who are prepared to learn difficult controls in order to have one of the best threat protection services, with excellent reporting, on the market.

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Forcepoint Vendor Overview

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance.

Employees on LinkedIn 2257
Glassdoor Rating (170 reviews)
Founded 2016
Revenue $500 to $999 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Austin, TX, US
Support Team Location(s) Austin, Texas

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Forcepoint Web Security Features

Explore the key features offered by Forcepoint Web Security. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Forcepoint Web Security Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Real time analysis for advanced threat protection, remote user protection, flexible SSL
Monitoring and Reporting Easy dashboard access for forensic data, four customisable dashboards
Administrative Features Network agent provides granular control over hundreds of applications and protocols
Data Loss Prevention Integrated data theft defences, integrated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) incident risk ranking.
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Threat Protection
Monitoring and Reporting
Administrative Features
Data Loss Prevention

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