Forcepoint Web Security Cloud Alternative

Trying to find an affordable and easy-to-use web filtering alternative to Forcepoint Web Security Cloud? This article will compare CurrentWare’s internet monitoring and web filtering solutions to Forcepoint Web Security Cloud so you can choose the right fit for your organization.

Use CurrentWare ifUse Forcepoint if
  • You need an easy-to-use solution for web filtering and internet monitoring
  • You want to save money with cost-effective perpetual licenses
  • 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)

Let’s start off by saying that Forcepoint (formerly Websense) makes excellent internet security products if that’s what you’re looking for. CurrentWare’s BrowseControl supports an optional category filtering add-on that blocks access to known malicious websites while Forcepoint’s Web Security product includes added security features such as real-time malware detection.

But what if your internet security is already taken care of and you simply want to start blocking inappropriate websites and reducing 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 inappropriate and distracting websites in just a few clicks, continue reading.



Compare Web Filtering Features

Whitelist URLs & Domains
Blacklist URLs & Domains
Category Filtering
Add-on feature
User-level Blocking
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


Compare Employee Monitoring Features

Email Reports & Alerts
Remote Screen Capture
Scheduled Monitoring
Productive vs Unproductive Time
Track Application Usage
Export Data
Keystroke Logging
Monitor Remote Workers
Custom Branding for Reports
Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Keyword Searched Monitoring
Idle Time Tracking
URL Category Tracking


Compare Setup & Deployment

On-PremiseAppliance required
Cloud Platform
Self hosted cloud
Local Client Install
Remote Client Install
Command-Line Deployment
Active Directory Installation
Active Directory Sync
Compatible with Windows
Compatible with LinuxRed Hat Enterpise only
Compatible with MacOS
Remote Workforce Management
Add-on feature
Minimum System Requirements
  • Processor: i3+ or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB of available RAM
  • Disk Space: 500MB of disk space
  • Processor: 8 CPU cores (2.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB available RAM
  • Disk Space: 400 GB of disk space

“We were able to have the software up and running on the same day, and didn’t even need to contact customer support. Through a central server, we installed the technology on all of the student computers remotely and immediately distinguished staff user accounts.”

CurrentWare Customer Gabriel Alvarado

Gabriel Alvarado
Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Crump, Tennessee


Why Choose CurrentWare over Forcepoint Web Security Cloud?


CurrentWare’s solutions can be purchased individually

Forcepoint Web Security Cloud and CurrentWare’s BrowseControl block employees from accessing websites. Unfortunately with Forcepoint if you only need to restrict internet access you’re still paying the added costs of supporting all of the other features.

Why pay for more features than you need? Each CurrentWare solution can be purchased individually, giving you access to the exact features you need without paying for the features you don’t.

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*Includes all features & maintenance

For the costs of one year of Forcepoint Web Security Cloud you could own the entire CurrentWare suite for a lifetime

With Forcepoint you will lose access to their platform entirely unless you continue to pay for renewals. All of CurrentWare’s solutions are perpetually licensed, letting you keep the version of the products you paid for forever. Ongoing investments in new CurrentWare product releases, add-ons, and maintenance plan renewals are completely optional.

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