Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. Symantec Proxy

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 7 reviews while Symantec Proxy is ranked 16th in Web Security Gateways. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while Symantec Proxy is rated 0. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "Has high availability and is easy to scale horizontally ". On the other hand, Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access and Cisco Umbrella, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with F5 Traffic Management Operating System, Allot NetEnforcer and Riverbed Steelhead.
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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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4th
Views
172
Comparisons
57
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
334
Avg. Rating
7.9
16th
Views
627
Comparisons
576
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
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Compared 21% of the time.
Compared 17% of the time.
Also Known As
Cisco WSA, Cisco Web SecurityBlue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance
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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).

A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.

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New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora Jefferies
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