Does anybody have experience with a migration from Cisco to Forcepoint firewall services and the drawback of issues with the Forcepoint client vpn? Some of the issues we have are:  - VPN client performance poor especially with file shares when high latency or jitter(all vpn versions) - VPN client for Android and iOS, constant session timeouts causing re-authentications. 

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Head of ISG in Finance (non-banking), 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Migrating from Cisco to Forcepoint firewall services can bring about several benefits, such as enhanced security features, better performance, and improved management capabilities. However, as with any migration process, there can be some potential drawbacks and issues to consider. Here are a few common challenges you may encounter:

 Compatibility Issues: Cisco and Forcepoint firewalls may have different configurations, policies, and rule syntaxes. Migrating these configurations to Forcepoint could require significant effort and testing to ensure a smooth transition.

 Learning Curve: Administrators and network engineers who are familiar with Cisco firewalls may need to undergo training to understand the nuances of managing and configuring Forcepoint firewalls. This learning curve can impact productivity and increase the time required to effectively operate the new firewall environment.

Feature Parity: Cisco and Forcepoint firewalls offer a different set of features and capabilities. It's important to evaluate whether Forcepoint provides all the necessary functionalities that your organization requires. Some features or configurations that were available in Cisco firewalls might not have a direct equivalent in Forcepoint firewalls, requiring workarounds or adjustments in the migration process.

Integration with Existing Infrastructure: If your network relies heavily on other Cisco products or has established integration points with Cisco firewalls, migrating to Forcepoint may introduce compatibility challenges. You may need to assess the impact on existing network services and applications and plan for any necessary changes or reconfiguration.

 To mitigate these challenges, it is crucial to conduct thorough planning, testing, and evaluation before executing the migration. Engaging with experts or consultants experienced in migrating between firewall platforms can also help ensure a smoother transition and minimize potential issues.
Head of IT in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
It is not the exact brand as Forcepoint, but before migration, I always count several factors

1. Do you have the resource to do it
2. Does the team has the ability to learn such crucial matters
3. What about all your policies and rules
4. How will it interact with your current hardware and software from functionality and compatibility side
5. What will be your TCO after x years

After you have all these answers, you can have your drawbacks, expectations and plan to ensure is the migration worth it. But functionality wise, newer tech stack will offer new and better functionalities, how ot leverage those will be your real questions
IT Manager in IT Services, 10,001+ employees
We completed the migration few months back and started with Forcepoint firewall services full time. VPN issues are still persisting like deteriorating DNS Cache performance, rapid change in names of interface, creation of multiple interfaces for virtual business environments and installation and configuration issue of NGFW. We are continuously discussing with their tech team and looking for earliest resolution
Business Analyst in Media, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Some issues that are observed for migration into Forcepoint client VPN, include compatibility of Forcepoint client VPN  with all operating systems or devices, Configuration Complexity and Compatibility with Third-Party Software

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