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Top Answer: The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.
Top Answer: The solution isn't expensive. It's very reasonably priced. I pay a licensing fee in order to use the product.
Top Answer: I'm not an IT person, and therefore can't speak to if there are any missing features. For me, it works quite well and I have no complaints. The solution could always use more security features. If it… more »
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McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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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.

Symantec WebFilter boosts business productivity by blocking malware downloads and web threats, and enabling compliance. A key element of the Symantec Secure Web Gateway solution, WebFilter is the next generation of web filtering, combining URL filtering and anti-malware technologies together in a collaborative defense. WebFilter is continuously updated by Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which detects hidden malware and provides reputation and web content analysis based on input from our 15,000 customers and their millions of users worldwide. The Global Intelligence Network provides cloud intelligence to multiple Symantec products, including ProxySG, Content Analysis System, Malware Analysis and Security Analytics. You can also identify and control popular web applications by setting policies through the WebFilter web application policy engine.

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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: May 2021.
502,104 professionals have used our research since 2012.

McAfee Web Protection is ranked 2nd in Web Content Filtering with 7 reviews while Symantec WebFilter is ranked 9th in Web Content Filtering. McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.2, while Symantec WebFilter is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". On the other hand, McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Umbrella, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, AhnLab V3 Internet Security and Barracuda Web Security Gateway, whereas Symantec WebFilter is most compared with .

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