Symantec Web Application Firewall Overview

Symantec Web Application Firewall is the #18 ranked solution in our list of top Web Application Firewalls. It is most often compared to F5 BIG-IP: Symantec Web Application Firewall vs F5 BIG-IP

What is Symantec Web Application Firewall?

The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

Symantec Web Application Firewall is also known as Symantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications.

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Download the Web Application Firewall (WAF) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: May 2021

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Head IT Infrastructure (DGM-IT) at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
An excellent up-to-date data repository handling external threats successfully

What is our primary use case?

We have multiple applications that we wanted to ensure were protected and we chose Symantec for that. I'm the head of IT infrastructure and we are partners with Symantec.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats."
  • "Sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints."

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product a 10 out of 10.
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Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Straightforward setup but the whole Web Security Gateway can be better

What is our primary use case?

The clients turned our view on a few aspects. I believe that solutions have changed over the last few years and I think the value proposition has changed quite a bit. I don't really know. I see the value in the proxy for many things, and I feel that web proxy is not the way to go necessarily, in the future.

Pros and Cons

  • "The setup was straightforward."
  • "I'm not convinced that it's necessary the best solution going forward in the future."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to 10, I would give it a five. I'm not convinced that it's necessarily the best solution going forward in the future. The technical support could be better, and the initial setup and deployment could be more straightforward.
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Networking and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
User-friendly, feature-rich, and we are pleased with the performance

Pros and Cons

  • "The interface is user-friendly."
  • "It would be an improvement if the management dashboards were not reliant upon Java."

What other advice do I have?

This product is doing what it should and what we are expecting from it. This solution is perfect for what we are using it for. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.