Compare Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. Trend Micro Web Security

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 7 reviews while Trend Micro Web Security is ranked 9th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while Trend Micro Web Security is rated 9.0. 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 Trend Micro Web Security writes "Machine learning that looks at your activity and provides your devices protection from viruses". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access and Cisco Umbrella, whereas Trend Micro Web Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Forcepoint Web Security and Lastline Defender.
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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 most valuable feature is machine learning, which automatically monitors the activity on the machine.

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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 system should generate reports when an attack has been stopped, contained, or removed.

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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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I don't remember the exact pricing, but I think that it is approximately $10.00 per user.

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Also Known As
Cisco WSA, Cisco Web SecurityVirus Wall, VirusWall, Trend Micro VirusWall
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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).

Whatever your resources and security requirements, dedicated solutions are available to protect your business.

Trend Micro™ Web Security™ Advanced, powered by XGen™, provides you with forward-looking threat protection on web threats, URL filtering, and application control, plus enterprise-grade features, including:

  • Sandbox analysis for unknown files
  • Cloud App visibility and access control
  • Data loss prevention

Just need the essentials? Trend Micro™ Web Security™ Standard gives you streamlined protection.

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Sample Customers
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, Mosaic Medical, Okinawa Prefectural Education Center, RAK Investment Authority
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