Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] vs. Zscaler Web Security

As of February 2019, Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] is ranked unranked in Web Security Gateways with 1 review vs Zscaler Web Security which is ranked 2nd in Web Security Gateways with 2 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 Zscaler Web Security writes "It is a perfect solution for organizations that have a lot of road warriors". Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL] is most compared with Zscaler Web Security, Forcepoint Web Security and McAfee Web Protection. Zscaler Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Netskope.
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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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Whether you are in a hotel somewhere, or in Africa, it does not matter. You will get the Zscaler protection presence anywhere.Tech support is good.Zscaler excels in security protection and the cloud is always up-to-date. It does not matter if you are a small or big organisation, you will receive the same security quality.One on the main benefits is protection all time from anywhere.In terms of management and visibility, there is a single panel where you can configure the policies for your entire organisation worldwide.​After a proper implementation, the maintenance is very low.​

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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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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.​When you have appliances, SSL inspection is always a headache due to poor performance and/or lack of ciphers implemented. ​Do not expect to pay for the service and start using it, like Gmail. Zscaler requires a proper implementation to be done to make it successful.

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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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In Web Security Gateways
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Views
25,218
Comparisons
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Reviews
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Followers
427
Avg. Rating
9.5
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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.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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Global Technology and Material ManufacturerUlster-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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Media Company7%
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