Cisco Secure Web Appliance

Cisco Secure Web Appliance

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Cisco Secure Web Appliance

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What is Cisco Secure Web Appliance?

Cisco Secure Web Appliance (formerly Cisco Web Security Appliance [WSA]), powered by Cisco Talos, protects by automatically blocking risky sites and testing unknown sites before allowing users to link to them, helping with compliance. It is available models S690, S390, and S190.

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What is Cisco Secure Web Appliance?

Cisco Secure Web Appliance (formerly Cisco Web Security Appliance [WSA]), powered by Cisco Talos, protects by automatically blocking risky sites and testing unknown sites before allowing users to link to them, helping with compliance. It is available models S690, S390, and S190.

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Cisco Secure Web Appliance (formerly Cisco Web Security Appliance [WSA]), powered by Cisco Talos, protects by automatically blocking risky sites and testing unknown sites before allowing users to link to them, helping with compliance. It is available models S690, S390, and S190.

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The most common users of Cisco Secure Web Appliance are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 3 out of 10
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No additional software installation needed for the endpoints. Preventing the need to install additional software on end-user equipment prevents any additional issues from an endpoint device. The use of API to automatically update exception list is a huge benefit.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) or Ironport is well suited for large organizations with a high volume of email flow and a high budget. For low or mid-scale industries, it is not that useful as the email client's own security solution like Office 365 or Gmail can do the job. Although quite accurate, email security needs to be flawless as it marks the beginning of every cyber attack. Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) or Ironport does narrow down the search space by dropping emails. But, skillful workers are still needed to ensure the verdict. In the case of spam, it is often not detected. An organization with a high budget, that can afford several employees too along with the tool is a good fit for it
Score 9 out of 10
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We have both scenarios where we can describe that. For example, in the HQ, where we have about 3,000 users, Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance is the ideal solution, because we can consolidate all the Internet access, policies, rules, etc. in the same box. However, if you have small offices with a few users, it's hard to justify one big and expensive box that could cost more than the whole office infrastructure.
Score 9 out of 10
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Based on the platforms I have evaluated, I think the WSA is a great fit for any organization that needs a proxy server that provides control over what web sites are accessed or when they can be accessed. I think it is probably overkill if you simply need a proxy server for bandwidth savings or because you need to proxy general Internet access without extensive filtering needs.
Score 10 out of 10
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For environments with minimal needs for filtering by category, this is a great product. If the need is for tight nuanced control of cloud based applications, this might not do the job. For environments with a heavy Cisco presence in the security stack, this product offers some synergy with features like AMP.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco IronPort Web Security is well suited as an additional layer of security and to ensure business tasking and continuity. As with any organization a solid Web Security solution is needed and of the several solutions I have used the IronPort has the most flexibility for policies creation among the others.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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For big enterprise companies it could be too difficult to find a better solution then Cisco WSA because of high performance, possibility to increase number of appliances, load balancing and real enterprise support, but for small and mid size companies that are not (or could be not) requiring 100% of up-time and performance there could be more cheaper (but still good enough) solutions with enough functionality.