Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. iboss

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews while iboss is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 8.6, while iboss is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "The web security is good and it is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Our primary use case for this product is DLP. It is a solution that prevents advanced persistent threats, and has a zero tolerance for attacks". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with , whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Umbrella and Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS.
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Pros
The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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Iboss is a solution that prevents advanced persistent threats, and has a zero tolerance for attacks.Our primary use case for this product is DLP,Granular setup, which was able to set different levels of filters using the OUs in the AD.Because of iboss, I did not have to assign web filtering tasks to my techs on a daily basis.Valuable features: Within the filter: Controls (Web categories, applications, and Allow/Block list) and Network (local Subnets). Within the reporter: Logs (Event Log) and Reports.

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Cons
The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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Sometimes, obviously, there are bugs.Iboss is growing so fast that it is often hard for them to keep up with the challenges.SSL decryption: We had issues with learners using apps instead of using web browsers. This type of encryption is tough for any appliance in a BYOD environment.The area I would like to see improvement in is the ability with in the reporter to navigate directly to the content the user is traversing. It is kind of there, but it's not perfect. Quite frequently, I receive links that lead me to pages with error messages.To scale up, a new iboss Node Blade Chassis must be purchased.

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The pricing is too high.

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10th
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45
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
63
Avg. Rating
8.0
4th
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2,489
Comparisons
1,587
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
258
Avg. Rating
8.7
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Also Known As
Cisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
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Overview

For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform delivers web gateway as a service through its revolutionary architecture. Built for the cloud, iboss defends the modern, distributed organization more effectively and efficiently through a 100% subscription-based platform – eliminating expensive appliance purchases and providing financial predictability. The platform natively delivers consistent security policies to all users, locations, and devices, ensuring seamless protection across the organization. The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform also allows for drop-in replacement of existing legacy appliances without the need to rearchitect existing networks — creating a smooth transition to the cloud and providing immediate ROI.

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Sample Customers
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora Some of the world's largest financial services companies, REI, Urban Outfitters, Riverside Health Systems, Washington Redskins, Xerox, The Nutrasweet Company, Calimax, Chicago Public Schools,
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Retailer8%
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