Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Security Management Center

Mfg.Part: SMC2-X-XX00-N | CDW Part: 5147662
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  • Single-Pane NGFW/IPS Administration
  • Smart Policies & Efficient Workflow Automation
  • High Availability: Up to 4 Standby Management Servers
  • 1 to 2000 Nodes with One Management Server
  • Device Connections: SSL-encrypted,IPv4/IPv6
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Main Features
  • Single-Pane NGFW/IPS Administration
  • Smart Policies & Efficient Workflow Automation
  • High Availability: Up to 4 Standby Management Servers
  • 1 to 2000 Nodes with One Management Server
  • Device Connections: SSL-encrypted,IPv4/IPv6

The Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Security Management Center provides unified, centralized management of all models of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewalls ? physical, virtual or cloud ? across large, geographically distributed enterprise environments. With superior flexibility, scalability and ease-of-use, Forcepoint SMC makes dynamic network security environments more manageable and able to support aggressive business growth plans. SMC provides 360-degree visibility throughout enterprise networks, gathering event management and status monitoring information from Forcepoint NGFWs, endpoints and third-party devices for interactive investigation as well as detailed reports. In addition, Forcepoint SMC can aggregate NGFW log data from multiple, geographically distributed Forcepoint NGFW Log Servers for consolidated reporting while maintaining data sovereignty. It has high availability with up to four Standby Management Servers.

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Security Management Center is rated4.00 out of5 by3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top feature is the integrated multi-layer filtering??. The GUI could use a revamp.Valuable Features:Integrated multi-layer filteringImprovements to My Organization:McAfee NSP helps the organization by filtering most of the active inbound attacks that would otherwise compromise the users and servers. It's automated and fast response allow the organization to leave it as it is and apply automated updates to its signature.Room for Improvement:Intel could ditch the Java-based GUI rendering and could use some serious revamp on the way they manage their GUI. A lot of bugs happen on their GUI but their system is working fine.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Offers real-time logins for traffic logs and troubleshooting is easyWhat is our primary use case?I work for a distribution company. We implement around 2,300 firewalls in Egypt for schools. We use the licenses to manage all these firewalls together and push policies for the firewall. We use it for security to restrict some rules for accessing the internet for students.What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is controlling the traffic and the logging. They have real-time logins for traffic logs. Troubleshooting was very easy for me.What needs improvement?They should have a GUI on the product itself, not a separate management tool to be used on the management server or on a server to be used to manage the file. It should be all in one device. The device should be controlled through its own GUI. They also have to improve the learning center and the documents as the documents don't really help.In the next release, they should improve the documentation.For how long have I used the solution?I have been using Forcepoint for around one year.What do I think about the stability of the solution?The firewall is stable. We haven't had any stability issues.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?It is scalable.How are customer service and technical support?Technical support can be better. The support themselves are skilled but when you call for support you have to wait for a long time to get a response. They should improve their call center.How was the initial setup?The initial setup was straightforward. It is done on the firewall itself.What other advice do I have?I recommended this solution mostly for large enterprises, a project that needs more than 100 firewalls to be managed. They have a very good management tool as security management centers.I would rate it an eight out of ten.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner.
Date published: 2019-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good support for a next-generation security solutionWhat is our primary use case?Forcepoint makes up part of our security solution.What is most valuable?The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.What needs improvement?Making this solution easier to use would be an improvement.The implementation could be made easier.For how long have I used the solution?I have been using the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall for one year.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?Scaling this solution is difficult. We have approximately 100 users.How are customer service and technical support?We are satisfied with technical support.Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I also have experience with FortiGate.How was the initial setup?The installation and initial setup are difficult.What about the implementation team?We had a consultant assist us with the deployment.What other advice do I have?I like this product and it is one that I recommend.I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2020-01-30T00:00:00-05:00