March 23, 2021

Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall with Secure SD-WAN Achieves Top Ratings from CyberRatings.org

Cat Allen

Protecting your organization, people and data starts at your first line of defense. Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW) provides a software-based network security solution built for scalability, speed, zero-touch deployments and granular controls to help you protect your edge – wherever it resides. A comprehensive all-in-one edge solution, our Next-Gen Firewall offers excellent security efficacy, 360-degree visibility and built-in Secure SD-WAN connectivity.

CyberRatings Enterprise Firewall and Secure SD-WAN Reports

Battle-Tested Enterprise Firewall  

Newly established CyberRatings.org, a provider of unbiased product ratings, technical reports and industry analysis, has awarded Forcepoint NGFW an overall rating of ‘AAA’. Forcepoint NGFW blocked 100% (264 out of 264) evasion attempts, 99.1% (2,310 out of 2,331) of exploits in tests conducted by CyberRatings.

Long-term stability is critical for edge protection solutions, because when your internet goes down, business comes to a grinding halt. With this in mind, CyberRatings conducted thorough stability and reliability testing of our Next-Gen Firewall solution. Areas tested included: blocking under extended attack, behavior state of the engine, passing legitimate traffic under extended attack, backup and restore and persistence of data. Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall passed all stability and reliability tests conducted by CyberRatings and has achieved the highest rating (‘AAA’) in the following categories: management, security effectiveness, and SSL/TLS functionality.

Here's an example of TrickBot malware being blocked as part of CyberRatings’ testing:

Forcepoint NGFW blocking TrickBot malware in CyberRating's tests

"During an independent test of the Forcepoint NGFW 2105 V6.8.0, the product offered excellent security, very good plain text and SSL/TLS performance/functionality, and a reasonable total cost of ownership.” ~CyberRatings Enterprise Firewall Report, Forcepoint NGFW 2105 V6.8.0

CyberRatings.org - AAA rating for Forcepoint NGFW

Download CyberRating's full Enterprise Firewall Report via this link.

Taking a critical, in-depth look at SD-WAN solutions

Built in to our Next-Gen Firewall, Forcepoint Secure SD-WAN offers the connectivity you need with the security you expect. Our integrated functionality allows for vendor consolidation and centralized management for superior visibility. CyberRatings has awarded Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall Secure SD-WAN an overall rating of ‘AA’.

Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall Secure SD-WAN achieved the highest rating of ‘AAA’ in Quality of Experience and Zero-Touch Provisioning categories.

“Forcepoint SD-WAN provided flexible, quick, and robust Zero-Touch Provisioning. Deployment was easy, and the product included comprehensive documentation. The centralized management covered all common use-cases. Furthermore, we found that VoIP MOS was excellent (4.40) and that Video MOS was excellent (4.51) out of maximum achievable scores of 4.41 and 4.53, respectively.” ~CyberRatings SD-WAN Report, Forcepoint Next-Gen Firewall with Secure SD-WAN

CyberRatings.org - AA rating for Forcepoint SD-WAN

Download CyberRating's full SD-WAN Report via this link.

We are pleased to see the depth of work CyberRatings has accomplished so far and look forward to continuing to achieve top ratings with our comprehensive security solutions.

For more details, check out the Next-Gen Firewall with Secure SD-WAN product page. Also, for our international audiences, this blog post has also been translated into French, GermanItalian and Turkish languages. 

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.

Cat Allen

Cat Allen is a Product Manager at Forcepoint, where she serves as lead evangelist for the company's SD-WAN and firewall solutions. Her previous experience ranges from product marketing for cloud-native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) organizations to digital marketing consulting for niche brands...

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