Symantec Proxy Overview

Symantec Proxy is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top WAN Optimization tools. It is most often compared to F5 Traffic Management Operating System: Symantec Proxy vs F5 Traffic Management Operating System

What is Symantec Proxy?

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.

Symantec Proxy is also known as Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance .

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Symantec Proxy pricing:
  • "It's expensive. Clients often go to other products."
  • "In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom."
  • "Licensing is based on a subscription."

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Senior Information Security Engineer at FNS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and we implement this solution for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the caching."
  • "There are performance issues with all of the proxies."

What other advice do I have?

For the future, when sizing, do it for the next five years if it is on-premises so that you won't have to change the device. You will also need the redundancy backup device, this is very important. It's a good product. I would rate Symantec Proxy an eight out of ten.
BG
Information Technology Sub-Sector at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
The content that we are getting is very good, but activating the SSL inspection is not easy

What is our primary use case?

We use it for web security and content filtering. We are using Symantec ProxySG.

Pros and Cons

  • "The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported."
  • "Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy."

What other advice do I have?

Symantec Proxy is for enterprise-level companies. It is more suitable if you are a big corporation or company. I would rate Symantec Proxy a seven out of ten.
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Senior System Administrator at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 10
Stable, and scales to our requirements

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and we provide solutions to our customers. We use Symantec Proxy for a forward proxy.

What needs improvement?

The technical support should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Symantec Proxy for one year. The version we are using is SG200.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are a small enterprise and haven't had to option to scale. We didn't have any requirements to scale. We have 1,000 users in our organization. We operate around the clock, in shifts.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is an area that requires some improvement. I would rate them a four out…
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