Forcepoint Alternatives & Competitors

Trying to find an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to Forcepoint?

This article will compare CurrentWare’s internet monitoring, web filtering, and DLP solutions to Forcepoint so you can choose the right fit for your organization.

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When To Use CurrentWare vs. Forcepoint

Forcepoint (formerly Websense) makes excellent internet security products. CurrentWare’s BrowseControl includes category-based filtering to block access to known malicious websites while Forcepoint’s Web Security products include added security features such as real-time malware detection.

But what if you simply want to start blocking inappropriate websites, known malicious websites, and distractions in the workplace? A dedicated web security package makes that process way more complex and expensive than it needs to be.

If you’re looking for a straightforward web filter that lets you start blocking websites in just a few clicks, you’ll love CurrentWare’s web filter BrowseControl.

This page will compare the key features between the CurrentWare Suite and Forcepoint’s product portfolio so you can make the best choice for your business.

 

Use CurrentWare if Use Forcepoint if
  • You need an easy-to-use solution for web filtering and internet monitoring
  • You need a simple, standalone solution for URL filtering and monitoring employee internet use
  • You need a light weight solution with minimal system requirements
  • You have a dedicated system administration (sysadmin) team to manage the solution
  • You have the budget and user base of a mid-to-large sized organization
  • You want to buy an entire group of products with advanced web security features (sandboxing, data forensics, malware detection, etc.)

Compare CurrentWare vs. Forcepoint Features

Compare the key features of CurrentWare and Forcepoint to choose the right fit for you

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Allow URLs & Domains
Block URLs & Domains
Category Filtering
User-level Policies
Computer-level Blocking
Block Applications
Custom Warning Message
Scheduled Blocking
CASB
Sandboxing
Internet Quota & Timer
Enforce Google SafeSearch
Port Filtering
Real-time Threat Intelligence
Filter HTTPS Websites
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In Development
SSL Decryption

 

Web Filtering

CurrentWare’s BrowseControl provides the best Forcepoint alternatives for blocking websites. Both solutions provide essential endpoint security management features including the ability to block security threats such as known malicious websites.

Forcepoint’s key advantage is that it goes beyond URL databases with sandboxing, real-time threat intelligence, and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) functions.

Both companies offer a partner program for Managed Service Providers and resellers.

Last updated January 2023

 

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Email Reports & Alerts
Remote Screen Capture
Scheduled Monitoring
Productive vs. Unproductive Time

Track Application Usage
Export Data
Keystroke Logging
Monitor Remote Workers
Track & Compare Activity by IP Address
Custom Branding for Reports
Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Keyword Searches Monitoring
Idle Time Tracking
URL Category Tracking
Audit Logons  

 

Employee Monitoring

The CurrentWare Suite includes BrowseReporter, a powerful employee monitoring solution to help ensure that your everyday internet users are avoiding harmful sites and time wasting web content such as social media sites, malicious websites, adult sites, and streaming media.

BrowseReporter’s continuous monitoring and comprehensive reporting engine provides detailed insights on managed computers including employee productivity, misused bandwidth, Windows applications, active/idle time, and web browsing.

Last updated January 2023

 

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Cloud Storage Web Category
CASB
TCP/UDP Port Filtering
Data Fingerprinting
Custom Content Classification Rules
Block/Allow USB & Removable Storage
Block File Transfers to Removable Devices
USB Activity Reports, Dashboards & Alerts
PC/User DLP Policies
File Tracing for Removable Media Devices

Data Loss Prevention

CurrentWare’s data loss prevention features include the ability to control removable media devices, automatically block cloud storage sites, and send alerts for high-risk web browsing.

Forcepoint’s data loss prevention tools provide excellent visibility and control over network-level data leakage. It can track data transfers over email, the web, and mobile devices to identify when sensitive data such as PII leaves the network.

While Forcepoint’s web filter does not have a dedicated cloud storage category, Forcepoint DLP can analyze files sent to cloud applications such as OneDrive.

Last updated January 2023

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On-Premises

Self Hosted Cloud
Cloud Platform
Local Client Install
Remote Client Install
Command-line Deployment
Active Directory Installation

Active Directory Sync
Windows
Linux
MacOS
Mobile Devices ⚠️
Requires third-party MDM
Remote Workforce Management
  • Processor: i3+ or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB of available RAM
  • Disk Space: 500MB of disk space
System Requirements*
  • Processor: 8 CPU cores (2.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB available RAM
  • Disk Space: 400 GB of disk space

*CurrentWare system requirements

Setup & Deployment

Thanks to its simple interface and setup process, getting started with CurrentWare is easy—whether or not you’re an experienced system administrator. CurrentWare offers a variety deployment options that suit the installation needs of organizations of all sizes.

Forcepoint’s key advantage is its ability to be deployed at the network level, forcing newly connected devices to adhere to the network’s internet use policies. CurrentWare is an agent-based solution that must be deployed to each endpoint you’d like to manage. 

Last updated January 2023

 

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8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday Support Availability

Americas
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST

 EMEA
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM WET

APAC
3:30 AM – 6:00 PM IST

Live Chat Feature
Phone Support
Training Videos
Email Support
English Multilingual Support

Americas
English and Spanish

 EMEA
English, French, German, Italian

APAC
English

Knowledge Base

Customer Support

Even the best alternatives to Forcepoint need to have a reliable technical support team to ensure that its customers get the service they need to make the most of their internet management solutions.

CurrentWare’s support team is available by phone, live chat, and email from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday to ensure your business is covered. We also maintain an onboarding guide and a knowledge base full of helpful articles and training videos to ensure critical information is available 24/7.

Last updated January 2023

 

CASE STUDY
Web Filtering & Internet Safety In Education

Exposing students to the digital world comes with a responsibility
to protect them. Students love BrowseControl because it gives them a safe working environment and prevents potential bad actors from interrupting their educational experience."

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

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"As a 'novice' I was able to set up with help from support in about an hour. Previous software took forever and didn't work as advertised. This software worked right out of the box."

Dr. Gerard B, Office Manager
2-10 Employees

"This software was easy to install and customize to our needs. Category Filtering is such a time saver and of course saving time is saving money!"

Scott S, Senior Systems Engineer
201-500 Employees

"BrowseControl is the best software for internet filtering. We can block specific websites and applications...[being able to] add and remove the restrictions instantly is a great feature. They have a great customer support to solve our queries."

Ajoob S, Engineer
501-1000 Employees

"The software actually does what was advertised and the support is great! We were able to have the software up and running on the same day with no issues or even a call/email to their support."

Ken W, IT Manager
201-500 Employees

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Why Choose CurrentWare Over Forcepoint?

Features

Easy to Use

With CurrentWare’s BrowseControl you can easily block or allow websites in just a few clicks.

money-savings

Get Exactly What You Need

Why pay for features you’ll never use? Each CurrentWare solution can be purchased individually to best fit your needs.

CurrentWare’s Advantageous Pricing

CurrentWare’s computer monitoring and internet management solutions are a cost-effective way to protect your computers against high-risk web usage.

Education Discounts

Education & Nonprofit Discounts

CurrentWare offers educational and nonprofit organizations with 10% off of any of the products in the CurrentWare Suite.

bundled solutions

Bundled & À La Carte Solutions

Purchase the full suite for the best value or get the exact solutions you need.

volume licensing

Volume Licensing

Volume-based licensing provides advantageous pricing for organizations that need to manage large quantities of devices.

Prepurchase Discounts

Businesses that pre-purchase multiple year plans enjoy favorable pricing on their licenses.

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CurrentWare Features

Internet Off

Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
the Internet

Internet Off

URL Filter

Allow or block specific URLs; customize policies for each group

Internet Off

Category Filtering

Block websites based on
content categories

Internet Off

Internet Scheduler

Set unique restrictions at specific
times of the day

Internet Off

Internet Monitoring

Monitor web browsing, keyword searches, and more

Internet Off

Computer Activity Reports

15+ different detailed web
activity reports

Internet Off

Track Application Use

See what applications are being
used by employees

Internet Off

Email Reports

Automatically email user activity reports to designated inboxes

Internet Off

Block USB

Block unauthorized USBs to protect
against data theft

Internet Off

Block External Devices

Easily block DVDs, external drives
& other peripherals

Internet Off

Device Permissions

Set full access, read only or no
access on storage devices

Internet Off

Allowed List

Allow specific storage devices on
your network

Internet Off

Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the
centralized console with Active
Directory import or syncing

Internet Off

Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

Internet Off

Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

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