Cisco Web Security Appliance Valuable Features

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DanutAgache
Owner at Letris

Web Security Appliance is a proxy and I have gotten active with the open-source proxy. If I want a feature that is not present, most of the database updates and filters are good. Our clients use Cisco Palace which is a very big database that is very quickly updated.

It also has high availability. These kinds of solutions impact the user experience. If you have an issue with the proxy not responding, you have to install or activate new does in order to reestablish the connections for the customer. 

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Usman Rasool
VP - Head Enterprise IT Infrastructure at MIB

This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities. I can see what they are using, which websites they are browsing, a history for each user, and how much bandwidth they have utilized.

It integrates well into the Cisco environment.

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Mohamed-Farrag
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The Gateway is an advantage that I can see in Cisco. 

The WCCP is good at delivering HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Before this ping forwarding was a problem for us.

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.

You can partition your IPs based on scoring from Cisco Cloud.

There is a variety of options for integration with other products for authentication and authorization of users.

You can control everything through policy.

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Enrique Diaz Jolly
Owner at Jolly Security Inc

It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance. This way, even if a customer clicks on a link that is malicious, thanks to Cisco Web Security Appliance, you have a second chance to protect your website.

Integration-wise, browser-security-wise (for users browsing the internet), it's one of the greatest tools.

This appliance is quite accurate when it comes to categorial filtering. However, It's not as sophisticated as Blue Coat, which features malware blue, malware red, and malware yellow filters. Sometimes I feel that Blue Coat actually has too many categories, which can be confusing — the granularity is good, but the quantity is too much.

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Sokhna DIOKH
Integrating engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is security.

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reviewer1300410
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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Ayhan Tunc
Deputy General Manager at BTS Group

The most valuable features is of the solution is that it is user-friendly and we get good web security from it.

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Yong Kwon Kim
Director at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

It's most valuable feature is its convenience.

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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: May 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.