Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. Symantec Complete Website Security

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews while Symantec Complete Website Security is ranked 8th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 8.6, while Symantec Complete Website Security is rated 6.6. 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 Symantec Complete Website Security writes "We can see what's happening in machines at different locations but it's hard to understand the generic alerts". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with , whereas Symantec Complete Website Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Forcepoint Web Security.
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Pros
The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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It's nice to have it in the cloud where we can pull the reporting together for it so we can see what's happening in machines at different locations.The most valuable feature is the endpoint security.

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Cons
The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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It needs to be easier to set up rules for what sites it should allow or not allow us in certain areas of our computer for programs. It would also be nice really nice to have it give you better information about what it's finding. A lot of the alerts we get are very difficult to understand what it's actually telling you. It's too generic.There's a need for increased firewall functionality and capabilities. I'm not seeing a competitive Symantec cloud product. Specifically, functionalities with security as filtering from the cloud. I am aware that there is a product, a proxy in the cloud but I have compared it with other vendors and I don't find it that powerful. I think the worst thing that we're experiencing is very poor and inadequate technical support. It seems to me that tech support engineers aren't qualified to fulfill their job duties.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is too high.

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Pricing and licensing is stunted and licensing is expensive. We have many customers who are now thinking about other solutions due to the cost.

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10th
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45
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Average Words per Review
63
Avg. Rating
8.0
8th
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1,272
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980
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
505
Avg. Rating
6.5
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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).

Complete Website Security goes far beyond encryption to deliver protection for websites, data and applications—with 24/7 control that helps to mitigate risk and helps to ensure uninterrupted performance for every website. Multi-layered security and controls make our certificate issuance and authentication processes one of the most rigorous in the industry. Automated management pinpoints certificate and website weaknesses due to unexpected expirations, flawed installations, deprecation and critical vulnerabilities in the event of attacks. Meanwhile, Symantec’s unified security identifies worldwide security vulnerabilities, delivers real-time analytics and helps our customers to protect against damage 24/7. It's why we've become the name people trust.

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New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
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