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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway Case Study

CDW Corporation


This case study of CDW Corporation is based on a July 2018 survey of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Experienced the following challenges that prompted them to choose Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • A lack of scalability of their previous security solution
    • Needing advanced capabilities to protect growing mobile and global workforce
  • Evaluated or previously used the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Symantec/Blue Coat
    • McAfee Web Gateway

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has a hybrid deployment (cloud and on-premises) location strategy for web security.
  • Identifies the following as the capabilities that carried the most weight when they chose to migrate to Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Efficacy of solution
    • Deployment flexibility
  • Rates the implementation of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as extremely easy.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Rates Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as extremely effective.
  • Achieved the following results after using Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Expanded security coverage with integrated modules like Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Advanced Malware Detection (AMD), Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
    • Experienced enhanced reporting functionality within a centralized reporting system

About This Data

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