Alert Logic Web Security Manager

3 Ratings
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Zscaler Web Security

13 Ratings
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Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Great at web-based attack protection.
  • Easy to add sites within a few minutes once familiar with the interface and process.
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Zscaler Web Security

The absolute benefit of Zscaler is that it was born in the cloud and thus has no hybrid hangovers such as working with legacy proxy servers. Thus it is a clean system to configure and deploy.It is a cloud service therefore you need to consider latency and internet traffic flows between your location and their pop. Zscaler have a large footprint to minimize that impact but it is worth examining with your ISP because the most obvious traffic route is not always the result you get.The net result is that your optimum connection is within a different country which helps performance but geo-location / google searches could confuse people
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Pros

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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  • Zscaler is truly a cloud service, leveraging the capacity and throughput expected from the cloud along with the resilience
  • Zscaler takes away some of the risks imposed with older machines or poor patching by automatically restricting content to vulnerable agents
  • Zscaler works in the background and does not interfere with normal user operations. It does so consistently, wherever the individual works in the world
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Cons

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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  • The pre-baked reports within Zscaler could do with a refresh, add some new reports in-tune with new threats. IE: show me any examples of crypto mining detected in the org
  • Zscaler could make it easier to clean out expired accounts or those of ex-employees to get a more accurate reading of activity
  • Failover monitoring for GRE tunnels could be improved although it does work
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I have previously used Websense and Bluecoat, both with mixed results. Zscaler is the superior product if for no other reason that is far easier to deploy and manage
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Return on Investment

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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  • Difficult to assess. Zscaler is not cheap but neither are the alternatives. Judging by the reports I receive, the potentially harmful traffic / malware blocked saves from downtime and thus helps pay for itself
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Zscaler Web Security

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details