Compare Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Cisco Web Security Appliance

Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is ranked 6th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is rated 6.4, while Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security writes "We have seen a significant reduction in bandwidth consumption using web caching". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "Technical support is good but the feature awareness needs to be better". Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with . See our Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Cisco Web Security Appliance report.
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Pros
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.The content filters and SSL encryption are the most valuable features of this solution.The solution is very stable. In four years we have not seen any issues with the product.

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The technical support is good. It is reactive and the documentation is very specific and very useful.The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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Cons
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.The console visibility and the performance impact on the internet needs improvement.Every customer has to perform a manual backup, and automatic backing up is needed.

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The FTD 21 model's Firepower Threat Defense does not have the multi-instance feature for the virtualization with the physical equipment.The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost is much higher compared to other proxies.

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When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.The pricing is too high.

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Cisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
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Overview

The Blue Coat proxy-based architecture serves as the foundation for the Advanced Web Security solutions, and is delivered as a cloud service, on-premise appliance or a hybrid of the two. They combine the critical security functions you need to safely adopt cloud and mobile technologies, while strengthening your security and compliance:

  • ProxySG (On-Premise Appliance)
  • Web Security Service (Cloud Service)
  • Mobile Device Security Service
  • Content Analysis
  • Malware Analysis

For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

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New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
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