Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. McAfee Web Gateway

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 7 reviews while McAfee Web Gateway is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while McAfee Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "Has high availability and is easy to scale horizontally ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Gateway writes "Powerful user activity monitoring that includes SSL decryption". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas McAfee Web Gateway is most compared with .
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Pros
It also has high availability.This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities.The most valuable feature is that we can use it as a proxy.This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications from Facebook to WhatsApp, which can be controlled whether it's on mobile or PC.The technical support is good. It is reactive and the documentation is very specific and very useful.The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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The initial setup is fairly straightforward and easy to perform.

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Cons
If a user wants to use it for other devices like mobile or smartphones, this product isn't so reliable.The licensing model needs to be more flexible.They need a better graphical interface, and they need a better ISE mechanism.Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification.The FTD 21 model's Firepower Threat Defense does not have the multi-instance feature for the virtualization with the physical equipment.The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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The cloud needs improvement with respect to DLP.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing fees are based on the number of users.I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.The pricing is too high.

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Ranking
4th
Views
172
Comparisons
57
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
334
Avg. Rating
7.9
10th
Views
5
Comparisons
3
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
388
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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).

Organizations can do more over the web today than ever before. Today’s web offers a
dynamic, real-time user experience. However, the web has also become a more dangerous
place, with increasingly sophisticated attacks released every day. McAfee® Web Gateway
is a critical defense for any organization to protect against emerging malware threats. It
empowers organizations with secure internet access while greatly reducing risk through an
advanced security approach that combines powerful, local intent analysis with cloud-based
protection powered by McAfee Labs.

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Sample Customers
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
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