Cisco Routers vs. Symantec Edge Secure Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, including MPLS, Internet, and 4G LTE. With over 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio, Cisco routing solutions can deliver for today’s networking needs. The vendor promises to help…N/A
Symantec Edge Secure Gateway
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Symantec Secure Web Gateway (SWG) protects organizations across the web, social media, applications, and mobile networks. SWG acts as a proxy between users and the internet to identify malicious websites and payloads and to control access to sensitive content. SWG solutions consolidate a broad feature-set to authenticate users, filter web traffic, identify cloud application usage, provide data loss prevention, deliver threat prevention, and ensure visibility into encrypted traffic.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 6.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco RoutersSymantec Edge Secure Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(26 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
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User Testimonials
Cisco RoutersSymantec Edge Secure Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Routers are well suited when it comes to create a meshed VPN infrastructure with all your branch offices worldwide. You can easily configure the Cisco Routers with static VPN, DMVPN or SD-WAN, which is great. You can also use a Cisco Routers as a CUBE to establish a direct routing (voice) for MS Teams.
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
  • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
  • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
  • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We are extremely likely to renew, as we have been very happy with our Cisco Routers for over 10 years. Their uptime as well as stable nature makes them ideal for us, as we are an industry that cannot afford downtime. We trust our partner to recommend our next model Cisco, when the time comes.
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Broadcom
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Support Rating
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Broadcom
  • 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).
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The main reason to go with Cisco Routers is reliability. Other than that most engineers are certified to operate these routers. Other reasons are good technical support, quality community and familiarity/experience within the industry of networking. It is by default product to go with in many situations.
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Experience tells us that using Cisco products is always positive since the quality/price is very well distributed.
  • They reduce energy costs and the consumption of resources, optimizing efficiency to the maximum
  • The equipment is prepared so that all kinds of people can use them.
  • They have higher levels of access and service. Its functionality is one of the best on the market, its unmatched response. Cisco routers provide fast access and hassle-free connectivity and are renowned for their performance.
  • TAC's service is by far the best
  • accessible configuration manuals
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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