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CDW Corporation (TechValidate)

United States

Company Size:

  • Enterprise

Products Used:

DLP Data Loss Prevention
Advanced Malware Detection
CASB Cloud Access Security Broker

Nothing got by Forcepoint. Stopped everything before entry point. Allowed our business to be up and running. No downtime.

Matthew McAllister
Business Professionals


This case study of CDW Corporation is based on a July 2018 survey of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Experienced the following challenges that prompted them to choose Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • A lack of scalability of their previous security solution
    • Needing advanced capabilities to protect growing mobile and global workforce
  • Evaluated or previously used the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Symantec/Blue Coat
    • McAfee Web Gateway

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has a hybrid deployment (cloud and on-premises) location strategy for web security.
  • Identifies the following as the capabilities that carried the most weight when they chose to migrate to Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Efficacy of solution
    • Deployment flexibility
  • Rates the implementation of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as extremely easy.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Rates Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as extremely effective.
  • Achieved the following results after using Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Expanded security coverage with integrated modules like Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Advanced Malware Detection (AMD), Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Experienced enhanced reporting functionality within a centralized reporting system
Source: Matthew McAllister, Business Professionals, CDW Corporation

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