Compare Barracuda Web Security Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Content Filtering with 1 review while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 2nd in Web Content Filtering with 3 reviews. Barracuda Web Security Gateway is rated 7.0, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Security Gateway writes "Easy to use for whitelisting or blocking a web address but won't scale to our new platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Permits the user to go to the internet with a sufficient level of category blocking and anti-malware control". Barracuda Web Security Gateway is most compared with Forcepoint Web Security, TitanHQ WebTitan and Cisco Email Security (ESA), whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security and Zscaler Internet Access.
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Pros
The ease of use. It's pretty easy to use and navigate the UI... to either block or whitelist a web address.

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It's a solution that permits making a granular configuration and it is easier to deploy the same configuration on a lot of devices using the central console. It is the master of the product.The most valuable feature of this solution is that it protects against threats that are coming from the web.The most valuable feature is the ease in the configuration for security roles.

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Cons
Our problem is that it's a virtual appliance and we're moving to a new platform and, for whatever reason, we can't move it as it is... When we were migrating our virtual machines from the old to the new system, we determined rather quickly that it wouldn't migrate over.

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The configuration could be simplified because it is more complex to make the configuration on McAfee. What can be improved is the support of the agent on smartphones, IOS or Android. That still now is not available yet.The solution should be more proactive in regards to sending you updates.We need a better customer experience and more flexibility in the product.

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Barracuda Web FilterMcAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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Overview

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

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Citizen Farmers Finance, Osoyoos Credit Union, Supreme Services, Camden County Technical Schools, Frederick County Schools, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare, Paulsboro Public Schools, Dysart Unified School District, St. Michael's Grammar School, Southfield Schools District, Total Threat Protection - Wade Ford, Alain Pinel Realtors, Southfield Public Schools, Major League Baseball (MLB)Sicredi
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