Compare Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS

Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is ranked 6th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers with 3 reviews. Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is rated 6.4, while Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS is rated 8.6. 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 Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS writes "Protects cloud data at rest and sends valuable notifications in a timely manner". Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Dome9.
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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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This solution provides a DLP on the cloud and very few people have a scanning device for data at rest.Monitoring is the most valuable feature because we can easily monitor all kinds of stuff coming over the network. We can check the dashboard and work accordingly.Its hands-off security and the fact that we don't have to maintain it are the most valuable features.

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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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I would like to see support for custom applications.One thing that would help is if we could get a guide. With Cisco, for example, you can just type the problem regarding your Cisco product and you will easily get your solution. In Palo Alto, however, it's not easy to find the solutions.They automatically update and they should give us time to fully understand what they're updating so that we can make sure it doesn't impact production.

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

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The pricing for this solution is on the higher end.Actually the solution is very expensive. I don't know the particulars since the purchasing team dealt with it.

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Prisma SaaS, Palo Alto Networks Aperture, Aperture
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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

Since software as a service is so easy, use of SaaS applications is exploding. Because of that simplicity, though, the security risks of SaaS are also on the rise. Unsanctioned SaaS apps can expose sensitive data and propagate malware, and even sanctioned SaaS adoption can increase the risk of data exposure, breaches and noncompliance. By offering advanced data protection and consistency across applications, Prisma SaaS reins in the risks. It addresses your cloud access security broker needs and provides advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat prevention. Now you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company9%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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