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.)
CurrentWare

Get Started Today
With a Free Trial

Fully functional. Easy to use. Install in minutes.
Starting at $2.99 USD per license/month.

Compare CurrentWare vs Forcepoint Features

Review Forcepoint and CurrentWare so you can choose the right fit for your company.

Web Filtering

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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

Employee Monitoring

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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 Searched Monitoring
Idle Time Tracking
URL Category Tracking
Audit Logons  

 

Setup & Deployment

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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

Why Choose CurrentWare over WebTitan Cloud Web Filter?

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.

CurrentWare

Get Started Today
With a Free Trial

Fully functional. Easy to use. Install in minutes.
Starting at $2.99 USD per license/month.

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

Remote Client Install

Only a few steps to remotely install
the CurrentWare Client on all of
your computers

Internet Off

Offsite Management

Extend onsite Internet usage
policies to laptops running outside
the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

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

Ready to improve your organization’s internet security
and employee productivity?

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See How CurrentWare Compares to Other Competitors

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Employee Monitoring

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Employee Monitoring

WebTitan

Web Filtering

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