Compare Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Symantec Complete Website Security

Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is ranked 6th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Symantec Complete Website Security is ranked 9th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews. Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is rated 6.4, while Symantec Complete Website Security is rated 6.6. 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 Symantec Complete Website Security writes "We can see what's happening in machines at different locations but it's hard to understand the generic alerts". Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Symantec Complete Website Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Forcepoint Web Security. See our Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Symantec Complete Website Security 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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It's nice to have it in the cloud where we can pull the reporting together for it so we can see what's happening in machines at different locations.The most valuable feature is the endpoint security.

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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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It needs to be easier to set up rules for what sites it should allow or not allow us in certain areas of our computer for programs. It would also be nice really nice to have it give you better information about what it's finding. A lot of the alerts we get are very difficult to understand what it's actually telling you. It's too generic.There's a need for increased firewall functionality and capabilities. I'm not seeing a competitive Symantec cloud product. Specifically, functionalities with security as filtering from the cloud. I am aware that there is a product, a proxy in the cloud but I have compared it with other vendors and I don't find it that powerful. I think the worst thing that we're experiencing is very poor and inadequate technical support. It seems to me that tech support engineers aren't qualified to fulfill their job duties.

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

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Pricing and licensing is stunted and licensing is expensive. We have many customers who are now thinking about other solutions due to the cost.

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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

Complete Website Security goes far beyond encryption to deliver protection for websites, data and applications—with 24/7 control that helps to mitigate risk and helps to ensure uninterrupted performance for every website. Multi-layered security and controls make our certificate issuance and authentication processes one of the most rigorous in the industry. Automated management pinpoints certificate and website weaknesses due to unexpected expirations, flawed installations, deprecation and critical vulnerabilities in the event of attacks. Meanwhile, Symantec’s unified security identifies worldwide security vulnerabilities, delivers real-time analytics and helps our customers to protect against damage 24/7. It's why we've become the name people trust.

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