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Raytheon Company (TechValidate)

United States

Company Size:

  • Enterprise


This case study of Raytheon Company is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


  • The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Exposure to advanced network threats
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Deploying software updates
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Cases

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Speed/simplicity of managing sophisticated policies across many sites
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Less IT staff time spent managing networks
  • Faster incident response times
  • Faster deployment times
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance significantly improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from hours to minutes since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.