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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

SmartFilter is well suited anywhere URL filtering is needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler is suited for organizations where a lot of employees work remotely and need to access a lot of cloud-based applications. It enables an organization to filter out content and applications that don't adhere to policies. It provides a scalable on-demand solution with over 150 data centers to allow users to have low latency in connection.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

  • SmartFilter has a mature URL database.
  • Management of product is easy. Rules can be applied by AD group membership.
  • Customizable block pages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Great at content filtering based on categories, countries, etc.
  • The sandbox feature of Zscaler is a huge plus.
  • Having the ability do decrypt SSL traffic works well.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

  • None come to mind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joseph Imbimbo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Zscaler is a mandatory solution required by almost every large organization with a workforce working remotely or using cloud-based apps. Its deployment is relatively easy and it keeps on working in the background without actively bothering the user. Apart from a few weird messages which a user is unable to comprehend, Zscaler is able to provide fast and safe access to the internet and other external applications.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 8.0
Based on 5 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.
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

No answers on this topic

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

  • It has positively impacted our environment by reducing amount of time staff spend surfing the Internet while at work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Zscaler is helping to track productivity.
  • Zscaler is helping us monitor bandwidth usage to sites that are less involved with the business.
  • Zscaler took 2-4 members of our team a substantial amount of time to get all of the details hammered out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee SmartFilter (Discontinued)

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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