Cisco Web Security Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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Baljeet Singh
Subject Matter Expert at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good

What is our primary use case?

We are implementing Forcepoint Web Security Gateway on corporate, and on enterprise levels. We're not only maintaining Forcepoint, but we are also maintaining McAfee and Symantec as well. I implement and maintain Forcepoint. The primary use case of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is focusing on the advanced malware detection for our customers. We deployed it in multiple locations, and we ensure that the customer's requirements are achieved. The majority of customers are using the on-premises solution of Forcepoint, and hybrid solutions. But, during this COVID period, they are upgrading that… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint."
  • "Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."

What other advice do I have?

We deployed this solution during COVID, for two or three customers, and the customers are very happy with this product. I can recommend Forcepoint. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
SZ
Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure and flexible with no latency issues, and it is easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We are service providers for all Cisco products. We have contracted a couple of schools for a proof of concept for the customers who purchase Cisco Umbrella. We have also deployed it to virtual machines in the customer's environment. We have also deployed Active Directory connectors, and we have directed the customer's traffic towards Cisco Umbrella and their DNS Service. We have also monitored and provided a course for the customers. This product can be used for DNS security. DNS security basically provides protection because Cisco thinks that 90% of the attacks come from DNS. So, they warn… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue."
  • "Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device."

What other advice do I have?

We will continue to sell this product. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a nine out of ten.
MB
Senior IT Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Easy to change categories and has many ways to filter

What is our primary use case?

Blue Coat allows access to some sites and blocks other sites, depending on your configuration. I look at high risk configuring. It lets me allow some applications and block others. We use the on-premises version.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 location, block by IP, allow by IP, and block by user name, domain, or group domain."
  • "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."

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.
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