Forcepoint NGFW - July 2018

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall



Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have gained a lot of insight into where traffic has been flowing on and off our local network. We have been able to tighten up holes we didn’t know we had. We feel more prepared than we did before.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Exposure to advanced network threats
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Check Point
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Local implementation of the solution that does not require an onsite technician
    • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Fewer cyber attacks and breaches
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance minimally improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

Great product, features, and price. Simple, easy-to-use interface.

Kevin Hannah, System Administrator, Arizona Attorney General Office

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

Reduced Troubleshooting Time up to 75%

We value the unified policy management across 10 firewall clusters. The central management and ability to ‘share’ objects across any policy/device significantly reduces admin resources and configuration, and the unified log view reduces troubleshooting time by 50-75% of the time of our old non-unified platforms.

Engineer, Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

De’Longhi Group

Introduction

This case study of De’Longhi Group is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With Forcepoint, we now easily manage more than a hundred firewalls deployed all around the world – from Chile all the way east to New Zealand – with low effort and high affordability.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Complex VPN management
  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Fortinet
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Deploying software updates
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Speed/simplicity of managing sophisticated policies across many sites
    • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Fewer cyberattacks and breaches
  • Faster deployment times
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

Raytheon Company

Introduction

This case study of Raytheon Company is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The product’s centralized management, task scheduling features, alert chains/policies, and integrated logging have contributed to seamless deployments and improvements in work-life balance. Next Gen features will be paramount in identifying and deterring threats to the business.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Exposure to advanced network threats
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Deploying software updates
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Speed/simplicity of managing sophisticated policies across many sites
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Less IT staff time spent managing networks
  • Faster incident response times
  • Faster deployment times
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Research

Faster Incident Response Time

Since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, how much faster is your incident response time?

Reduced from weeks to days: 17%
Reduced from days to hours: 39%
Reduced from hours to minutes: 44%

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Research

Reduced Maintenance and Outages

Since using the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, how much have your planned maintenance and unplanned outages decreased?

Reduced from weeks to days: 19%
Reduced from days to hours: 32%
Reduced from hours to minutes: 49%

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

City Of Renton

Introduction

This case study of City of Renton is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Easy to manage, great, extensive feature set and terrific support.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Replacing our then-current firewall (Cisco ASA) with an NGFW solution
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Deploying software updates

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices
    • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

The Boeing Company

Introduction

This case study of The Boeing Company is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Fewer maintenance outages, and monitoring for vulnerabilities is a lot easier.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Cisco
    • Check Point
  • Addressed the following challenge after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Local implementation of the solution that does not require an onsite technician
    • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from weeks to days since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from weeks to days since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

INVU

Introduction

This case study of INVU is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It is very simple to use, quite stable, very intuitive, and has a very good use of resources.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Resilient WAN access being too expensive
  • Inefficient hub and spoke networking architecture
  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Renew other appliances
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Microsoft
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Speed/simplicity of managing sophisticated policies across many sites
  • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports
  • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses
  • Interactive visual dashboards for 360° visibility across the entire network

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Fewer cyberattacks and breaches
  • Faster incident response times
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

Arizona Attorney General Office

Introduction

This case study of Arizona Attorney General Office is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Great product, features, and price. Simple, easy-to-use interface.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Exposure to advanced network threats
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenge after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capability:
    • Local implementation of the solution that does not require an onsite technician

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Satisfaction Rating

Patrick Williams, an Engineer at Vidant Health, would be very likely to recommend Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall for this reason:

The experience, fault tolerance, Central Policy Management, and easy upgrades.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT Manager at a medium enterprise beverage company would be very likely to recommend Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall for this reason:

I have been a user of the Forcepoint firewall since 2006, the past 12 years. The solutions have continued to evolve and advance with the changing threat landscape, providing a simple, cost-effective and efficient solution that is easy to manage and administer.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Fact

Vidant Health reports that their end-user internet performance dramatically improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Case Study

Vidant Health

Introduction

This case study of Vidant Health is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have secured critical business resources and ensured up time, all while minimizing human resources.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Exposure to advanced network threats
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Deploying software updates
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Local implementation of the solution that does not require an onsite technician
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices
    • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports
    • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses
    • Interactive visual dashboards for 360° visibility across entire network

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Fewer cyberattacks and breaches
  • Less IT staff time spent managing networks
  • Faster incident response times
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance dramatically improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from weeks to days since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Review

Maintain operational health and reduce service interruption

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Forcepoint:

We placed the firewalls to create a secure network segment that protects our robotic surgical unit. We can focus on patient safety while minimizing technological concerns.

Please share how Forcepoint NGFW has helped you address challenges in rolling out your next gen firewall.

By providing a truly redundant system we are able to maintain operational health and reduce service interruption. Not a single surgery has been postponed due to a network security issue.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Forcepoint:

We offer consulting services and implementation of perimeter security and security at the user level.

Please share how Forcepoint NGFW has helped you address challenges in rolling out your next gen firewall.

Better centralized administration, wide visibility of traffic, analysis, and response of incidents in less time.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Review

Pre-configurable Devices for Remote Locations

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Forcepoint:

We use Forcepoint NGFW devices at several remote locations. We have been able to pre-configure each device and had a local “non-technical” staff member connect it to the high-speed internet service. Within an hour they are online and VPN is working back in the office.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

The product’s centralized management, task scheduling features, alert chains/policies, and integrated logging have contributed to seamless deployments and improvements in work-life balance. Forcepoint NGFW’s features will be paramount in identifying and deterring threats to the business.

Zach Haenert, Sr. Network Security Engineer, Raytheon Company

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

With Forcepoint, we now easily manage more than a hundred firewalls deployed all around the world – from Chile all way to New Zealand – with low effort and high affordability.

Antonio Bucciol, Network Administrator, De'Longhi Group

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

We opted for Forcepoint NGFW because it meets our needs and because this solution has facilitated the interconnection between our sites and guaranteed us the security of our network.

Mohamed Bahlaouane, Network Administrator, Gharb Papier et Carton

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

We have secured critical business resources, ensured up time all while minimizing human resources.

Patrick Williams, Engineer, Vidant Health

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

We experience fewer maintenance outages, and monitoring for vulnerabilities is a lot easier.

Anthony Moore, IT Specialist, The Boeing Company

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Testimonial

We can quickly manage many firewalls from one GUI and make changes to be applied to all devices or just one device.

Network Administrator, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Customer Statistic

Improved End-User Internet Performance

73% of surveyed customers report that their end-user internet performance improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.