Forcepoint Web Security Cloud Alternatives & Competitors

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.

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When To Use CurrentWare vs. Forcepoint

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 includes category-based filtering to block 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.


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.)

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Compare CurrentWare vs Forcepoint Features

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Whitelist URLs & Domains
Blacklist 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

 *In development

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 Searched Monitoring
Idle Time Tracking
URL Category Tracking
Audit Logons  


On-Premises Appliance Required
  ✅* Cloud Platform
Local Client Install
Remote Client Install
Command-line Deployment
Active Directory Installation

Active Directory Sync
Compatible with Windows
Compatible with Linux ⚠️
Red Hat Enterprise Only
Compatible with MacOS
Remote Workforce Management ⚠️
Add-on Feature
  • Processor: i3+ or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB of available RAM
  • Disk Space: 500MB of disk space
Minimum System Requirements**
  • Processor: 8 CPU cores (2.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB available RAM
  • Disk Space: 400 GB of disk space

*Self Hosted Cloud
**CurrentWare system requirements

Content Filtering & Internet Safety In Education

“Exposing students to the digital world comes with a responsibility
to protect them.”

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 Web Security Cloud?


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.


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CurrentWare Features

Internet Off

Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
the Internet

Internet Off

URL Filter

Allowed list or Blocked list for
specific URLs

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

Track what websites are being
visited by employees

Internet Off

Web 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 reports of web
usage to managers

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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