Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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Mohammad Taufeeq
Real User
Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 29 2020

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of noticeable benefits including the ability to categorize and detect a lot of URLs, hostnames, and file types. This solution is really easy to deploy as… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Essentially, this device allows us to retrieve traffic and efficiently utilize our security solution to help our analytics detect threats. This was something that was… more»

What needs improvement?

Technical support needs to be improved. I would like to see a graphical trace or view of the issues. It has to be in the simplest language because a lot of network and… more»

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

Licensing fees are billed annually and we purchased a three-year license. Five-year licenses are also available.

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

This is the first SSL visibility product that we have used.

What other advice do I have?

Most of the customers who maintain their own data center will use the on-premises deployment, but there are cloud-based SSL solutions as well. My advice to anybody who is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did some research on other products and found that with F5, for example, you could not whitelist which sites to intercept and which ones to ignore. We did see that there… more»
Mohammad Taufeeq
Real User
Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable aspects of this solution is that it's easy to deploy without a lot of complications. Of course, one has to be very good at understanding the PKI as a whole. But in terms of implementation, we are utilizing Fail-to-Network, which means even if SSLV for some reason goes down, we don't get traffic interruption. In terms of SSLV's feature itself, it is very flexible in terms… more»

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

We had a look at F5 Orchestrator and that is it.

What other advice do I have?

Don't go for this solution until you understand SSL very well. If it's not properly implemented, the operations team will be busy with the installation. Especially for the service that requires software updates. For the planning phase, you have the first wave to understand what is inside the web proxies. Keep a system bypass. Monitor how many of the accessor positions are failing or unable to… more»
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