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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco CWS

Remote and telework but not for onsite filtering.
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Zscaler Internet Access

I think the Zscaler platform is pretty well suited for short-scale networks/architectures since is hard to segment and a single error could bring down operations in your company - we've had a couple of those. At some point, the lack of flexibility has forced the implementation to take a whitelisting approach rather than a blacklisting/behavior/anomaly approach.
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Pros

Cisco CWS

  • Flexibility
  • Scalable
  • Ease of administration
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Zscaler Internet Access

  • DAS program helps ensure that you get set up properly the first time around.
  • Reports are easily customizable from minute details that you may want as IT to high-level overviews for executive presentations.
  • Lots of capability.
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Cons

Cisco CWS

  • Intuitiveness of the UI
  • Real time reporting
  • Report detail
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Zscaler Internet Access

  • Securing third party access is a bit complex to implement. These are our third party partners who require access to our data center on a temporary basis.
  • It is a bit of a learning curve to transform from the VPN and appliance architecture to this model.
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Support

Cisco CWS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 7.5
Based on 2 answers
While overall support was always nice and polite, most of the time it was hard to reach them and it took awhile for them to respond back in urgent cases. It was probably an isolated case but, still, it's hard to manage a tool without proper support from the vendor when in need.
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco CWS

CWS is on par with Forcepoint cloud web security. It offers flexibility and scalability.
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Zscaler Internet Access

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

Cisco CWS

  • Increased security
  • Decrease in number of infections
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Zscaler Internet Access

  • Positive Impact - Ease of deployment - Product works very well, very few obstacles to deployment. Hosted PAC files make things easy. IPSEC tunnels supported for traffic routing
  • Positive Impact - High ROI
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Pricing Details

Cisco CWS

General

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

Zscaler Internet Access

General

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

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