11 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco CWS

Remote and telework but not for onsite filtering.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

  • In our organization, Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) is our primary and second line of defense facing the internet
  • It is positioned behind in conjunction with an intrusion protection service.
  • Before using this concept of defense, our Internet firewalls were continuously being overworked and saturated, slowing down traffic as a result.
  • It is not an option any more not to have Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) in our infrastructure.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco CWS

  • Flexibility
  • Scalable
  • Ease of administration
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

  • In conjunction with Active Directory, we can allow or deny access to the internet very quickly. We can also determine the level of access to the internet.
  • To satisfy our executive requirements, we can provide regular reports on internet usage.
  • Malicious protection Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) provides beyond our expectations.
  • It is our first level of defense, thus allowing us to reduce our investment in internal security systems.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco CWS

  • Intuitiveness of the UI
  • Real time reporting
  • Report detail
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

  • On occasion, content analysis needs some tweaking. Specifically, when huge files our downloaded.
  • For our organization using cloud-based applications and services is very discouraged.
  • However, the universe seems to be trending towards cloud-based offerings.
  • It may be reassuring if Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) could enhance protection in dealing with cloud services, particularly in protecting data.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco CWS

No score
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Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
  • We have submitted support request to Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG). In all cases, responses have been timely, and very comprehensive.
  • The support staff is very knowledgeable and does not hesitate to involve expert resources as required.
  • We have never had an unsolved case with Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG).
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco CWS

CWS is on par with Forcepoint cloud web security. It offers flexibility and scalability.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

  • Trend Micro IPS combined with Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) is a winning formula for our organization
  • Palo Alto next-generation Firewall. Could not handle the load and protection level that we have today.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco CWS

  • Increased security
  • Decrease in number of infections
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

  • With the advent of the Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG), we have reduced by 95% the number of internal security incidents and events.
  • As a result, we have reduced the effort and cost of investigating security incidents.
  • Knock on wood, as a result, and we have never had any data or security breaches.
Laurent Tremblay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco CWS

General

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

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)

General

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

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