Compare Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Zscaler Internet Access

Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is ranked 6th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Web Security Gateways with 9 reviews. Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is rated 6.4, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.2. 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 Zscaler Internet Access writes "Centralized firewall that protects the whole topography". Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Netskope CASB. See our Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Zscaler Internet Access 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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Zscaler Web Security protects our users in remote locations from internet threats - even if they are not connected to our network.The most valuable feature is bandwidth control.The solution offers a distributed organization to master and to control all of the endpoints.The best thing about Zscaler Internet Access is the website filtering. In the UAE it's quite an important feature because most of the malware comes through the SQL injection and through downloads from websites. Zscaler helps protect against that.The initial setup was straightforward. The biggest thing for us was to build our own policies. The deployment itself was only a few hours.The scanning feature is impressive, because they do not introduce a big latency to the traffic.All internet access flows through the Zscaler proxy, regardless of whether people are in office or remote. I have greater control site access and I minimize the number of compromises that we experience to almost none.Whether you are in a hotel somewhere, or in Africa, it does not matter. You will get the Zscaler protection presence anywhere.

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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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Another thing that I would like to see is if Zscaler could have a separate product for direct access. I looked at a private access solution, but I understand there's a separate product that isn't integrated with this.It also needs better integration with other applications as well. There are some restrictions.Zscaler should provide adjacent services, which would be complementary to their current offering that could to be more pragmatic for a customer. For example, if you take Akamai, you get multiple sets of services, all depending on the customer and the strategy and the complexity and the problems. In some areas, they are more varied in terms of coverage.In terms of usage, here in the GCC, it's still growing a growing market, so the combination of DLP, data leak prevention, to a certain extent is fine. But what it requires is user-based access or role-based access. The solution needs to grow into that, which definitely takes time. There's not an easy way to integrate it, when you have a cloud-based solution.In every cloud service in the world, you have multiple upstream internet providers to create diversity so that if one of your providers fails, your network just continues. In South Africa, there is only one upstream provider, and that's not right. That that's a problem.I would like to see the ability to choose a pool of IPs for my company, set up rules based on them, and know that those IPs are not used by other companies.It needs better integration with other applications. It takes a fair amount of regular activity to apply the by-passes because it is very strict in its restrictions and frequently you have to go in and open things up to allow the workforce to work.The pricing is an issue. It is expensive if you have all of your users in the same location. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.

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

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Our monthly fee is around R3000.Roughly, we might spend $70,000 a month on the solution. We don't pay for anything beyond the standard licensing fee.The pricing is an issue. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.​Be aware that you will need to invest some time and money to adapt your environment for Zscaler (traffic redirection, software deployment, authentication, etc).​

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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

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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Ulster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
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Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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