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Ross Stores (TechValidate)

United States

Company Size:

  • Enterprise

Products Used:

Web Security

Forcepoint has the best reporting bar none. This is due to leveraging a well-built SQL database with a well thought out index to quickly research emerging threats.

David Judkins


This case study of Ross Stores 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:

  • The Palo Alto Networks & Bluecoat solutions we looked at lacked on the reporting and research capabilities.
  • Evaluated or previously used the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Symantec/Blue Coat
    • Palo Alto Networks

Use Case

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

  • Has a no cloud deployment (completely 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
    • Ease of management
    • SIEM integration. However, Kafka is proving to be a disappointment.
  • Rates the implementation of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as 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:
    • Received real-time threat analysis for advanced threat protection
    • Received forensic reporting details provided through an advanced threat dashboard
    • Experienced enhanced reporting functionality within a centralized reporting system

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