Netskope vs. Forcepoint

Legacy web security is falling behind as the world moves towards a SASE dominant business environment. See how Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway stacks up against Forcepoint.

Forcepoint’s legacy web security
is riddled with blind spots

Your business is shifting over to the cloud, so why would you build your security infrastructure for the web only?


of web traffic is cloud related

Source: Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, 2021


of malware is cloud delivered

Source: Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, 2021

The five limitations of Forcepoint web security


Limited proxy visibility

Supports a limited amount of apps for inline visibility when the average organization uses over 2,415 apps and cloud services. The default is allow/deny policy controls with limited risk ratings for web security.


Appliance limitations

Limited compute capacity for inspecting encrypted traffic, hosting advanced threat defenses, and storing logs and metadata. Appliances are also often last in line for updates after cloud services.


DLP silo

While basic DLP is integrated for web security, full enterprise DLP is another solution silo, console, policy, and administration effort. Data flowing in thousands of apps has limited visibility for their DLP rules and policies.


Remote users

Requires two agents for cloud access and remote protection, plus a limited number of points of presence (PoPs) for global access.


Solution suite

Lacks full integration of one console with a unified policy for secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), data loss prevention (DLP), and zero-trust network access (ZTNA) capabilities.

Take control of web and cloud by switching to Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway

Odds are your organization is using approximately 2,400 apps and cloud services, and 53% of your web gateway traffic is app and cloud service-related. Web security is changing and so should yours to address cloud adoption, apps, mobility, and digital transformation in ways Forcepoint can’t hope to grasp.

Managed cloud apps

The benefits of switching to Netskope Next Gen SWG

When you expand your web security into the cloud you take control of everything you once left to chance.

Leading proxy visibility

For web traffic, apps, and cloud services providing visibility into thousands of apps for content and contextual policy controls. Deployments support inline forward or reverse proxies with cloud performance on-demand to inspect encrypted traffic.

App risk ratings & URL filtering

Providing over 32,000 app risk ratings with Netskope Cloud Confidence IndexTM (CCI) given 53% of your web gateway traffic is app and cloud service-related. URL filtering includes over 120 categories for over languages in more than 200 countries with dynamic page categorization for 70 categories, plus a site look-up tool and reclassification service.

Advanced threat defenses

Inspect all traffic including encrypted sessions with multi-layer prevention and detection defenses, including pre-execution script analysis, sandboxing, machine-learning analysis, targeted RBI, and input from 40+ threat intelligence feeds.


360-degree data protection

For data-in-motion in web traffic, cloud services, and apps for any user, location, or device. Advanced DLP includes exact data matching, fingerprinting, and proximity analysis with 3,000+ data identifiers for 1,500+ file types supported by 40+ policy templates ready to use.

Unified SWG, CASB, and DLP

One console with a unified policy built on a cloud microservice architecture for on-demand performance with scale for branch offices and remote users. Full cloud integration to consolidate, reduce complexity, and lower operational costs.

Netskope named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Secure Web Gateways with the highest rating of Customers’ Choice recipients

The Netskope team is very proud to announce that Netskope was named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways with the highest rating of Customers’ Choice recipients *


Netskope is leading the way in helping our customers and their journey to SASE architecture.

Netskope awarded 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Awards for CASB and SWG

* Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Secure Web Gateways, 10 June 2021

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Avoid the limited visibility for managed and unmanaged apps and take advantage of cloud performance and scale with Netskope.

Make the full SASE transformation for networking, security, apps and data protection with Netskope

The convergence of SWG and CASB are driving new requirements to protect remote workers, the apps they use, and the data in motion and at rest. Web traffic is only one lane in the SASE journey where Netskope inspects five lanes of web and cloud traffic.


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