Vidant Health (TechValidate)

United States

Company Size:

  • Enterprise

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Patrick Williams


This case study of Vidant Health 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 Case

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

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Local implementation of the solution that does not require an onsite technician
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices
    • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports
    • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses
    • Interactive visual dashboards for 360° visibility across entire network


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

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Fewer cyberattacks and breaches
  • Less IT staff time spent managing networks
  • Faster incident response times
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance dramatically improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from weeks to days since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
Source: Patrick Williams, Engineer, Vidant Health