"The deployment is quite simple and straightforward."
"It's a complete solution with many security features."
"The product's brand recognition is one of the most valuable aspects of the solution."
"If I have to give a neutral view of all the SD-WAN platforms that I have known so far, Cisco is good in routing."
"The regular net routing is a good feature."
"You can easily scale the product."
"The solution is great at aggregating the traffic and then sending it in one direction."
"SD-WAN is very stable - once it's deployed, you can just forget about it, it runs by itself."
"Forcepoint is a complete package because it has network and systems applications. Other firewalls are only for the network."
"When comparing this solution to others this one has better reporting, user management, and is easy to use."
"It is a stable solution, and there are no issues so far."
"Forcepoint's stability is satisfactory, for the most part."
"I like the Firewall and the IPS."
"The most valuable feature is the console management."
"The blocking, based on the signal provided, is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"It is a scalable product. I know a customer who has deployed more than 4,000 firewalls in a single deployment."
"Cisco's router and voice gateway has not been available since the launch of SD-WAN."
"Better pricing and greater security would be nice to see."
"The installation is not easy. If you have experience and it is not your first time doing the installation, it can be easier."
"It should also be much more affordable for a larger number of customers."
"The solution needs to be more flexible around legacy devices."
"I would like to see a better, web-based interface to make changes to the configuration or to view statistics."
"The solution could be more secure. Security is always a priority for us."
"Cisco could do more to offer bundling of the SD-WAN and other solutions."
"The security features need to be improved."
"They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience."
"The company should update the URL filtering database. They need to enhance the URL filtering and make it easier to customize."
"The solution needs to build upon its network functionality. It needs to be a bit smarter."
"Making this solution easier to use would be an improvement."
"Its interface is complex when compared with a firewall like FortiGate. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall needs a management console, whereas FortiGate doesn't need any console. When you have a few devices, a console is not really necessary. It's good to have a private console only when you have a lot of devices."
"The ability to dynamically change policies could be improved."
"Something that I've noticed that Forcepoint lacks, is the training that they offer to their end-customers"
Cisco SD-WAN is a software-defined WAN (wide area network) solution that provides for secure stable connections to applications for enterprises and organizations. Cisco SD-WAN works to speed up the seamless movement to the cloud. A very robust and reliable solution, Cisco SD-WAN is cutting-edge in threat security and stability of the complete network and has very low latency. Cisco SD-WAN uses Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), data centers, and even the internet to smoothly advance the move to a SASE (Service Access Service Edge)-based architecture. The Cisco SD-WAN dashboard gives you a complete visual of your entire infrastructure; you can see everything in real time. You will also have simplified IT operations and gain advanced network capabilities, dependability, and security. One valued feature is the overlay management protocol (OMP), which applies to your entire network to speedily connect all your company data centers. Cisco SD-WAN has a very flexible architecture and can be deployed on premises, in the cloud, hybrid, and even has multi-cloud options. Cisco SD-WAN instantly discovers, authenticates, and provisions all devices, both existing and new.
Cisco SD-WAN simplifies the management of multiple connections across the WAN, improves the end-user experience, improves overall application functionality and performance, and is a very cost-effective solution. Cisco SD-WAN integrates well with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and many other cloud-based business solutions. Additionally, Cisco SD-WAN optimizes connectivity and streamlines workflows for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure.
Benefits of Cisco SD-WAN
What real users have to say:
Cisco SD-WAN is fast with lower costs: “Using SD-WAN to combine services can result in better up time, higher speeds, and much lower costs.”
Cisco is a brand you can trust: “Cisco is an industry leader, so customers have a high level of trust with the brand - more so than with some newcomers that might have some more revolutionary solutions, but no name recognition.”
Cisco SD-WAN offers load-balancing and real-time traffic monitoring: “Load balancing is a feature that allows us to take the best of our links and distribute the load intelligently, always with an eye on the end-customer experience.”
Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 42 reviews while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 5th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 19 reviews. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "Good console management, but the interface is not user-friendly and application filtering needs finer granularity". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, whereas Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall and Cisco ASA Firewall. See our Cisco SD-WAN vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall report.
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