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Cisco Web Security Appliance Pros and Cons

Cisco Web Security Appliance Pros

Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Cisco is the best in giving technical support. There is no doubt about that.
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DA
Owner at Letris
It also has high availability.
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VP - Head Enterprise IT Infrastructure at MIB
This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Web Security Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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MF
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications from Facebook to WhatsApp, which can be controlled whether it's on mobile or PC.
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JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
The deployment process is very simple.
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Owner at Jolly Security Inc
It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.
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Integrating engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is security.
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RS
Sr. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is that we can use it as a proxy.
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YT
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I would recommend this solution to others.
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GF
Network Security Team Leader
The technical support is good. It is reactive and the documentation is very specific and very useful.
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Cisco Web Security Appliance Cons

Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The one thing I don't like about Cisco is that they are very much fragmented in terms of providing the complete solution. They keep on breaking their different feature sets into different boxes.
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DA
Owner at Letris
If a user wants to use it for other devices like mobile or smartphones, this product isn't so reliable.
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VP - Head Enterprise IT Infrastructure at MIB
The licensing model needs to be more flexible.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Web Security Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.
MF
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification.
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JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
The solution needs to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate.
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Owner at Jolly Security Inc
Sometimes reporting is a little bit short.
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Integrating engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The GUI is not user-friendly, so it needs to improve or be simplified.
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RS
Sr. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
They need a better graphical interface, and they need a better ISE mechanism.
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YT
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This solution could be more secure.
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GF
Network Security Team Leader
The FTD 21 model's Firepower Threat Defense does not have the multi-instance feature for the virtualization with the physical equipment.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Web Security Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.