Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. McAfee Web Protection

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Web Security Gateways with 5 reviews while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 5 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.4, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "Good third-party integration for user authentication and authorization, but technical support needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security and Zscaler Internet Access. See our Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. McAfee Web Protection report.
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Pros
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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It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site.It's a solution that permits making a granular configuration and it is easier to deploy the same configuration on a lot of devices using the central console. It is the master of the product.The most valuable feature of this solution is that it protects against threats that are coming from the web.The most valuable feature is the ease in the configuration for security roles.

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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 manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.The configuration could be simplified because it is more complex to make the configuration on McAfee. What can be improved is the support of the agent on smartphones, IOS or Android. That still now is not available yet.The solution should be more proactive in regards to sending you updates.We need a better customer experience and more flexibility in the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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7.4
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5
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Cisco WSA, Cisco Web SecurityMcAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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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).

McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

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