Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security Reviews

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Ranjith Vadagam
Consultant
Pre-Sales Consultant at Exclusive GRP
May 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the caching technology. It makes the customer's job very simple and reduces bandwidth also. Other factors that make it the number one choice… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a value-added integrator and distributor, we provide recommendations, installation, and service to all of our customers. We send our customers particular use cases and… more»

What needs improvement?

Every customer has to perform a manual backup, and automatic backing up is needed. The customers are eagerly waiting for it. Blue Coat does not immediately support new… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is much higher compared to other proxies. Our licensing costs are yearly, but the customer can choose up to three years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used McAfee before switching to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

If you are using schedule-based policies, for example, Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the evening, then Blue Coat is the best product to go for. My advice is that if… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other products, which were Forcepoint and Websense. We have done a comparison and I have read documents. The price of this solution is a little bit higher… more»
Real User
Senior IT Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The categorize formula is very helpful. Previously, we used the Cisco solution, where we could not choose how sites are categorized. Blue Coat updated a lot of sites I categorized. There are other valuable features as well, such as block by… more»

What needs improvement?

Java does not completely work. We are dependent on Java and when the current console does not run with Java, it is a problem for us. I would also like to seem them change the interface.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used Cisco IronPort web filtration. I switched because this is a newer technology and this product or system comes with a lot of upgrades. I use the most updated technology and solution to cover my system.

What other advice do I have?

If you need web services, this product covers your needs. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also weighed Forcepoint and Trend Micro as other possible vendors.
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Email&webpr67
Real User
Head of Email & Web Products at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The content filters and SSL encryption are the most valuable features of this solution.

What needs improvement?

The console visibility and the performance impact on the internet need improvement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Cisco Web Security. We switched because it became end-of-life.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering this solution is to look at your longterm needs. I would rate this solution a three out of ten. The should include a DNS security layer to improve this solution. They should also make it easier for roaming… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler. The breadth of capabilities was key when making our decision so we chose Blue Coat.

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Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security Questions

What is Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security?

The Blue Coat proxy-based architecture serves as the foundation for the Advanced Web Security solutions, and is delivered as a cloud service, on-premise appliance or a hybrid of the two. They combine the critical security functions you need to safely adopt cloud and mobile technologies, while strengthening your security and compliance:

  • ProxySG (On-Premise Appliance)
  • Web Security Service (Cloud Service)
  • Mobile Device Security Service
  • Content Analysis
  • Malware Analysis
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