Compare McAfee Web Protection vs. Zscaler Internet Access

McAfee Web Protection is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access which is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 5 reviews. McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.0, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "The URL filtering policy makes rules to block a website where a user should not be able to access it". 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 Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Netskope. See our McAfee Web Protection vs. Zscaler Internet Access report.
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Pros
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.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.Tech support is good.Zscaler excels in security protection and the cloud is always up-to-date. It does not matter if you are a small or big organisation, you will receive the same security quality.One on the main benefits is protection all time from anywhere.In terms of management and visibility, there is a single panel where you can configure the policies for your entire organisation worldwide.

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Cons
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 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.​When you have appliances, SSL inspection is always a headache due to poor performance and/or lack of ciphers implemented. ​Do not expect to pay for the service and start using it, like Gmail. Zscaler requires a proper implementation to be done to make it successful.

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Our monthly fee is around R3000.The pricing is an issue. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.​Be aware that you will need to invest some time and money to adapt your environment for Zscaler (traffic redirection, software deployment, authentication, etc).​

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4th
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4,903
Comparisons
1,713
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
346
Avg. Rating
8.0
1st
Views
33,235
Comparisons
17,516
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
637
Avg. Rating
8.8
Top Comparisons
Compared 7% of the time.
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McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web ProtectionZIA
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Overview

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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Sample Customers
SicrediUlster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
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Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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