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Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Secure Web Gateway


SoftwareReviews names FortiWeb and Websense Web Filter & Security as Secure Web Gateway Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Secure Web Gateway

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Secure Web Gateway Data Quadrant

Note The axes ranges are dynamically adjusted based on minimum and maximum values in the dataset

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Fortinet

FortiWeb

FortiWeb Web Application Firewalls provide specialized, layered web application threat protection for medium/large enterprises, application service providers, and SaaS providers. FortiWeb Web Application Firewalls protect web-based applications and internet-facing data from attack and breaches.

9.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+100

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

ForcePoint (Websense)

Websense Web Filter & Security

Websense Web Filter & Security blocks Web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help-desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources.

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+90

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
18Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Cisco Web Security Appliance

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Cisco Web Security Appliance

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

FortiWeb

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Cisco Web Security Appliance

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

FortiWeb


Breadth of Features

FortiWeb


Business Value Created

Cisco Web Security Appliance


Ease of Customization

FortiWeb


Ease of Data Integration

FortiWeb


Ease of IT Administration

FortiWeb


Ease of Implementation

FortiWeb


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Cisco Web Security Appliance


Quality of Features

FortiWeb


Usability and Intuitiveness

FortiWeb


Vendor Support

Cisco Web Security Appliance


Other Evaluated Vendors


McAfee

McAfee Web Gateway

McAfee Web Gateway delivers high-performance web security through an on-premises appliance that can be deployed both as dedicated hardware and a virtual machine.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+90

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

94%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Web Security Appliance

Get advanced threat defense, advanced malware protection, application visibility and control, insightful reporting, and secure mobility. The Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) combines all of these forms of protection and more in a single solution.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+90

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

13Reviews

Zscaler

ZScaler Web Security

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

14Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

Symantec Secure Web Gateway

An advanced network security service that enforces consistent internet security and compliance policies for all users regardless of location or device.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

24Reviews

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