Symantec Secure Web Gateway Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 13 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is security, which is very strong. Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device. It is time-consuming and not as easy to implement as Blue Coat Web Security.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to use Blue Coat solutions but in the past couple of years, our business has turned to Forcepoint. Blue Coat Web Security is very easy to implement and configure, more so than Forcepoint. I have also tried the cloud-based deployment of Forcepoint and it works well. It is very functional and… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Mohamed-Farrag
Real User
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The Gateway is an advantage that I can see in Cisco. The WCCP is good at delivering HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Before this ping forwarding was a problem for us. This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications… more»

What needs improvement?

Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification. Controlling engines at the network layer needs to handle more links or multiple links from the internet. Controlling… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.

What other advice do I have?

I use this product and implement it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are some other powerful competitors such as ForcePoint and Symantec.
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