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Suhas Suryavanshi
Real User
Information Security Engineer at M.Tech Solutions PVT. LTD.
May 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Policy Manager. After that, the Proxy Reporter is the next best function. You can integrate it with a cloud proxy as well as DLP.

How has it helped my organization?

One of our customers is a leading bank in India, with more than ten thousand employees across the globe. They did not have any restrictions or control over what kinds of… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great if the product had inbuilt queuing for Quality of Service. They do have a solution, but for that, you need to buy another appliance.

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

There is a perpetual license, except for URL filtering that you have to renew annually. Additional features, such as Flash Proxies, have their own licensing fees that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not previously worked on another solution, but I am familiar with the competitors.

What other advice do I have?

It is important to determine the proper requirements and do the proper planning. If you have any doubt then you can ask for support from the Blue Coat staff. The… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have reviewed the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report. From that, I know the competitors, where the vendors stand, and what the drawbacks are.
Girish Vyas
Real User
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Dec 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Proxy Solution and ADN. Specifically its integration capability with Blue Coat director to apply seamless policy across all of Blue Coat. Also, it has intuitive proxy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There were benefits but the evolution is slow, hence wanting to move on with the product. You can deploy the product in cloud but you can't automate it as the IP address… more»

What needs improvement?

Automation for deployment of the device and pricing, which might be secondary considerations. The main consideration is deployment over multiple platforms and integration… more»

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

Licensing is the major challenge whether manual or automated. Specifically, if you are using a VM edition, you need to be sure that you are using the specified amount of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. I used Blue Coat first but since it did not have the capabilities I was looking for I switched.

What other advice do I have?

None as of now.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. I did a test on Websense and also on Fortigate. I also did test on McAfee Web Security Gateway and Baracuda.

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ProxySG appliances provide complete control over all your web traffic, delivering world-class threat protection. Robust features include user authentication, web filtering, data loss prevention, inspection, and visibility of SSL-encrypted traffic, content caching, bandwidth management, stream-splitting and more.
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