Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] vs. Forcepoint Web Security

Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] is ranked unranked in Web Security Gateways with 1 review vs Forcepoint Web Security which is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] writes "The solution lacks integration with SDN architecture. However, it does feature intuitive proxy policy deployment using a VPN". The top reviewer of Forcepoint Web Security writes "We are getting a high value return from our deployment". Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] is most compared with Zscaler Web Security, Forcepoint Web Security and McAfee Web Protection. Forcepoint Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Web Security and Cisco Email Security.
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Pros
Proxy Solution and ADN and their integration capability with Blue Coat director are positive features.It features intuitive proxy policy deployment using a VPN.

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It has protected clients against cyberattacks.Giving visibility to people's actions in the network, while keeping attackers out: across data centers, offices, branches, and the cloud.Most valuable features are content filtering and monitoring.Ease of updating the latest hotfixes and patches on the appliance.Transparent Mode: Since we have multiple sites and roaming users, it has helped us in deploying the proxy to users without having to push any configurations to end users.Ability to send decrypted traffic to other security solutions for inspection.Real-time analytics.Real-time category protection.

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Cons
We cannot automate the product since the IP address can only be assigned after acquisition of the serial number.It lacks deployment over multiple platforms and integration with SDN architecture.

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Ease of use could be improved.There are several issues with the product. Version 8.4 can only be managed with a CLI, they removed the nice GUI interface from version 8.1. The load-balancing needs massive improvements. The incident lists don’t sync between appliances, they need to be manually edited for each one.Improve detailed guidelines to deploy the transparent proxy to Firefox users.Security of browsing.The reporting could be improved.Database synchronization failuresAllow for faster exemption of websites or the ability to reclassify websites.The documentation is almost too much, it could be laid out in an easier to understand.

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It is quite expensive.It is a well-priced option.Expensive, but with a good reseller you can get a very good price.

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Ranking
Unranked
In Web Security Gateways
3rd
Views
8,910
Comparisons
3,908
Reviews
9
Followers
194
Avg. Rating
8.6
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Also Known As
Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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Overview
ProxySG appliances provide complete control over all your web traffic, delivering world-class threat protection. Robust features include user authentication, web filtering, data loss prevention, inspection, and visibility of SSL-encrypted traffic, content caching, bandwidth management, stream-splitting and more.Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
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Sample Customers
Global Technology and Material ManufacturerAdventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm19%
Security Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company7%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise43%
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