Forcepoint NGFW Difference - 360° Visibility


The Forcepoint NGFW Difference

360° Visibility

Immediate, actionable insights that shorten incident response times and simplify compliance

Forcepoint Security Management Center (SMC) enables IT security administrators to see and understand what is happening throughout their entire enterprise network – from data centers and the network edge to branches and the Cloud. Advanced visualizations organize and present data interactively, making patterns easy to spot and anomalies easy to explore for faster, more effective remediation. Rich, customizable reports reassure auditors that best practices are being followed and the right types of controls are being implemented.


IDC Research found that customers who switched to Forcepoint experienced 73% faster incident response times.

IDC Research, Forcepoint NGFW Business Value Snapshot, March 2017.

“The solution’s extremely robust log and reporting functionality, coupled with best-in-class alert and escalation management, means we can react three times faster to incidents than we could before.”

IT Director, Avency

Auditor-friendly reporting

SMC pulls together data from across the enterprise network to provide a holistic view of what is happening in both pre-configured and customized reports. Show auditors that the proper controls are being implemented and maintained: log files map entries back to policies that triggered them and Smart Policies give a more natural expression of business processes. 

Faster incident investigation powered by interactive visualizations

SMC provides a wide range of customizable visualizations for exploring and analyzing what’s happening across your network. Favorite visualizations can be stored on a central dashboard for rapid access and use. Administrators can interactively investigate patterns and anomalies to turn insights into immediate actions.

Log data sovereignty and distribution with consolidated reporting

Geographically distributed networks can store log data in separate servers to comply with data sovereignty regulations or to optimize distributed environments. Forcepoint SMC transparently consolidates the data as needed from the different log servers for reporting and interactive investigation.

Holistic view of your entire network, including 3rd party devices

SMC takes log data feeds from other firewalls and devices to give administrators a broader, deeper view of their network.

IDC: The Business Value of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Solutions

In a recent study, IDC analyzed the business value and benefits of supporting network operations with Forcepoint NGFW solutions. The research included interviews with eight organizations relying upon Forcepoint’s NGFW to connect and protect their networks and business operations. IDC created a model based upon their analysis to identify the costs and real benefits of deploying Forcepoint NGFW.

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