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.

Trusted by

Cushing Terrell Logo
HBCS Revenue Cycle Logo
HBCS Revenue Cycle Logo
Morris, Manning, and Martin LLP Logo
Viking Yachts Logo

& many more

Trusted by

HBCS Revenue Cycle Logo
VES Veteran Evaluation Services Logo
Viking Yachts Logo

& many more

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 team to manage the solution
  • You have the budget and user base required to justify it
  • 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

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

Block File Downloads

Block File Transfers to Cloud Storage


Web Security

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


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

Track Application Usage
Export Data
Keystroke Logging
Monitor Remote Workers
Remote vs In-Office Insights
Custom Branding for Reports
Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Keyword Searches Monitoring
Idle Time Tracking
URL Category Tracking
Audit Logons  

Track File Transfers To/From Network Share Drives

Track Downloads/Uploads


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


Cloud Storage Web Category
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

Track Downloads/Uploads


Track File Transfers To/From Network Share Drives

Block File Downloads/Uploads

Block File Transfers to Cloud Storage


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


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

Active Directory Sync
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


8:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST, Monday to Friday Support Availability Americas

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST



8:00 AM – 6:00 PM WET


3:30 AM – 6:00 PM IST

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

English and Spanish



English, French, German, Italian



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 – 6:30 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


Web Filtering Software Keeps Students & School Systems Safe From Internet-Based Threats

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.

Exposing students to the digital world comes with a responsibility to protect them and our systems.

We’re Here to Help

The CurrentWare team prides itself on its high-quality customer support. We will support you every step of the way—whether you’re just starting your free trial or actively using CurrentWare in your network.

At CurrentWare, customer success is our priority at every stage of your journey. We take pride in providing high-quality and reliable pre and post-sale support to make your experience exceptional.

We offer the same level of high-quality support to all of our customers—no extra fees or packages necessary!

Mike Noseworthy
Customer Support Lead

Product Training

CurrentWare provides the documentation, training, and other resources you need to take full advantage of the capabilities of our products.

Technical Support

Our expert support team is here to help you. Reach out to us over email, live chat, or phone from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET, Monday to Friday.

Check Out Our Great Reviews

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
Medical Practice, 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
Maritime Industry, 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
Chemical Industry, 501-1000 Employees

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

Jerry Slocum, Managed Services Provider
Haggerty Auto Group, 150-200 Employees

Expand your capabilities with CurrentWare's award-winning productivity and security software

Not Satisfied With Your Vendor?

Switch to Us & Get a Discount

Make the switch to CurrentWare today to save up to 25% on your first year!

Why Choose CurrentWare Over Forcepoint?


Easy to Use

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


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.


Get Started Today
With a Free Trial

Fully functional. Easy to use. Install in minutes.

The Benefits of Blocking Websites With BrowseControl

Website blocking with BrowseControl gives you full control over internet and app usage in your organization.

BrowseControl’s client agent will keep track of the list of websites and apps you want to block for each group of users
or computers, ensuring it blocks across all of your managed devices.

Paper document that says "Internet Usage Policy"

Enforce Acceptable Computer Use Policies

  • Policy Reminders: Redirect users from restricted websites to your internet use policy or a custom block page
  • Block Websites: Prevent access to websites that go against your acceptable computer use policies
  • Non-Compliance Alerts: Combine BrowseControl with BrowseReporter internet use monitoring software to get alerts of policy violations
An Ethernet router with five RJ45 cables connected to it

Block Bandwidth Hogs to Improve Network Availability

  • Block Bandwidth Hogs: Block Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other unproductive bandwidth hogs
  • Restrict Unproductive Sites: Reduce unproductive web browsing to ensure bandwidth availability for work tasks
  • Discretionary Access: Selectively allow access to high-bandwidth sites on an as-needed basis
A woman in professional attire stares off-screen, distracted

Reduce Distractions to Improve Employee Productivity

  • Improve Focus: Block distracting websites and apps to keep your users focused on their tasks
  • Custom Internet Policies: Apply different policies for group of users or computers to avoid bottlenecks
  • Control Tech Use: Combine with BrowseReporter computer monitoring software for advanced awareness and control over technology usage
A group of three lawyers in formal attire

Protect Your Business From Compliance & Liability Risks

  • Prevent Software Piracy: Use the app blocker to prevent employees from launching specific applications
  • Block Inappropriate Content: Prevent users from accessing pornographic, hateful, or crude websites at work or school
  • Meet Compliance Requirements: Control internet use to secure your network against web-based threats and data loss to cloud storage sites/apps

Protect Against Web Security Threats

  • Download Blocker: Block file downloads such as executables, zipped files, and videos from the internet
  • Internet Off: Block the entire internet from being browsed for specific computers or employees
  • Malware Protection: Block malicious and high-risk websites with our frequently updated category filtering database
Cloud storage server

Prevent Data Theft & Leakage

  • Cloud DLP: Block unsanctioned cloud storage apps and sites to prevent employee data theft
  • Port Filtering: Block ports used for FTP, SCP, SFTP, etc. to prevent data from leaving the network
  • Block High-Risk Sites: Block other potential data egress points such as personal email platforms, torrenting sites, etc
CurrentWare Suite

Get all 4 modules for the best value or choose the exact solutions you need

Get Advanced Activity Insights

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.

  • Make informed decisions
  • Enforce company policies
  • Improve productivity
today's insights user score cards

Block Harmful Websites

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.

  • Block URLs & categories
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Website allow & block lists
Screenshot of category filtering window from BrowseControl web filter. Porn and social media categories blocked.

Stop Data Theft to USB Devices

AccessPatrol is USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

  • Block USB devices
  • USB file activity alerts
  • Block file transfers
AccessPatrol peripheral device permissions mockup block usb

Control PC Power States

enPowerManager is a remote PC power manager for centrally managing power settings across all endpoints.

  • Track logon and logoff times
  • Log PC power event history
  • Remotely shutdown PCs
Screenshot of enPowerManager's PC power schedule with weekly boot, restart, and shutdown events scheduled

CurrentWare's Key Features

Internet Off

User Activity Monitoring

Track web browsing, software use, search queries, and more

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track Software Usage

Get insights into software usage trends in your organization


Transparent & Stealth Modes

Run silently in the background or provide notice of monitoring

Block USB

Block USB & Other Devices

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

Allowed List

Device Whitelist

Allow only authorized storage devices to be used

Block Files

Block File Transfers

Prevent files from being transferred to portable storage


DLP Activity Reports

Track file transfers, storage device use, file operations, and more

Internet Off

Block Websites

Block websites based on
URLs & content categories

Download Filter
Block Downloads/Uploads

Prevent uploading and downloading based on file type

Application Blocker
Application Blacklisting

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

Internet Off

PC Power Management

Remotely track and control PC power states

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 computers running outside the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

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


Get Started Today
With a Free Trial

Fully functional. Easy to use. Install in minutes.

See How CurrentWare Compares to Other Vendors

vs Insightful

Employee Monitoring

vs InterGuard

Web Filter, DLP & UAM

vs Endpoint Protector

Data Loss Prevention

vs Teramind


vs K9 Web Protection

Internet Management

vs WebTitan

Web Filtering

vs Veriato

Workforce Analytics

vs ActivTrak

Workforce Analytics

vs GFI WebMonitor

Internet Management

vs Forcepoint

Internet Security

vs Cisco Umbrella

Internet Security

vs Kaspersky

Endpoint Security

vs GFI EndPointSecurity

Data Loss Prevention