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Steve Miller

Introduction

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

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Replacing our then-current firewall (Cisco ASA) with an NGFW solution
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Deploying software updates

Use Case

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

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • High-availability clustering of up to 16 different devices
    • Strong IPS and anti-evasion defenses

Results

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

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • 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 days to hours 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: Steve Miller, Engineer, City of Renton

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