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"Helps block personal email accounts.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."

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"The solution does what it's meant to do.""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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"The scanning feature is impressive, because they do not introduce a big latency to the traffic.""Zscaler Web Security protects our users in remote locations from internet threats - even if they are not connected to our network.""The most valuable feature is bandwidth control.""The solution offers a distributed organization to master and to control all of the endpoints.""The best thing about Zscaler Internet Access is the website filtering. In the UAE it's quite an important feature because most of the malware comes through the SQL injection and through downloads from websites. Zscaler helps protect against that.""The initial setup was straightforward. The biggest thing for us was to build our own policies. The deployment itself was only a few hours.""All internet access flows through the Zscaler proxy, regardless of whether people are in office or remote. I have greater control site access and I minimize the number of compromises that we experience to almost none.""Whether you are in a hotel somewhere, or in Africa, it does not matter. You will get the Zscaler protection presence anywhere."

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"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."

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"Lacking filter for spam.""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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"I would like to see the ability to choose a pool of IPs for my company, set up rules based on them, and know that those IPs are not used by other companies.""Another thing that I would like to see is if Zscaler could have a separate product for direct access. I looked at a private access solution, but I understand there's a separate product that isn't integrated with this.""It also needs better integration with other applications as well. There are some restrictions.""Zscaler should provide adjacent services, which would be complementary to their current offering that could to be more pragmatic for a customer. For example, if you take Akamai, you get multiple sets of services, all depending on the customer and the strategy and the complexity and the problems. In some areas, they are more varied in terms of coverage.""In terms of usage, here in the GCC, it's still growing a growing market, so the combination of DLP, data leak prevention, to a certain extent is fine. But what it requires is user-based access or role-based access. The solution needs to grow into that, which definitely takes time. There's not an easy way to integrate it, when you have a cloud-based solution.""In every cloud service in the world, you have multiple upstream internet providers to create diversity so that if one of your providers fails, your network just continues. In South Africa, there is only one upstream provider, and that's not right. That that's a problem.""It needs better integration with other applications. It takes a fair amount of regular activity to apply the by-passes because it is very strict in its restrictions and frequently you have to go in and open things up to allow the workforce to work.""The pricing is an issue. It is expensive if you have all of your users in the same location. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""I am not sure, I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I think it's $1.00 or so per device/month.""Cisco has a model called ELA. With ELA, if you buy the solution you will have the complete security portfolio and you can pay it yearly or after three years, it depends on the contract.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay."

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"$150 Canadian per year."

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"Our monthly fee is around R3000.""Roughly, we might spend $70,000 a month on the solution. We don't pay for anything beyond the standard licensing fee.""The pricing is an issue. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market."

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OpenDNSMcAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web ProtectionZIA
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OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

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.

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaimSicrediUlster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm23%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider29%
Government5%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider24%
Insurance Company6%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business64%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Web Protection vs. Zscaler Internet Access and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,043 professionals have used our research since 2012.
McAfee Web Protection is ranked 4th in Internet Security with 6 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Internet Security with 8 reviews. McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.2, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Internet Access writes "Centralized firewall that protects the whole topography". McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, AhnLab V3 Internet Security, Barracuda Web Security Gateway, Cisco Email Security and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection , whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks , Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiGate and Symantec Secure Web Gateway. See our McAfee Web Protection vs. Zscaler Internet Access report.

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