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November 12, 2020
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I really like the system, it's easy to use and mostly intuitive. I would have gone 10/10, but the management interface uses Java, and that seems to always make things a bit harder to start. Once everything is loaded and running, it's great - but it does require me to maintain a compatible version of Java on the machine I use to access the system, I'd be much happier with some kind of HTML5 interface.

I also deducted 1 point for the functionality of the refer filter - it works as expected, but if the site isn't coded with the correct refer header, like Microsoft's site - then some page elements get stripped and pages only render about 98% correctly. I know that's not in Symantec's list of responsibilities, but having a filter that doesn't fully understand CDNs is worth the 1 point ding.
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What is Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services?

Blue Coat’s web application protection capabilities protect web applications whether they reside in an on-premise datacenter or inside cloud-based datacenter environments.

  • Web Application Firewall: The Web Application Firewall is designed to sit in front of corporate applications to protect against threats which may attempt to exploit weaknesses in the application environment. It delivers protection both through signature-based and signature-less attack detection engines and supports a broad range of authentication technology, allowing it to integrate to application needs across environments. In addition, the WAF provides the ability to inspect encrypted SSL traffic and to deliver performance optimization to improve web application performance.
  • Reverse Proxy: The Secure Web Gateway can serve as a proxy for users to the Internet when configured as a reverse proxy, protecting critical applications and networks as they connect to the Internet. In this configuration, it provides a termination point where deep inspection for malware and policy can be deployed to the traffic before critical applications and networks engage with the traffic. The reverse proxy allows organizations the ability to govern traffic and payloads on a wide variety of parameters from location, device to policy around accepted behavior.
Categories:  Web Content Filtering

Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services Features

Has featureWeb Application Firewall
Has featureReverse Proxy
Has featureMalware Blocking

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Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services Support Options

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Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

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What is Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services?

Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services (formerly Blue Coat WebFilter) is a web application protection and web content filtering solution, designed to allow users to control access to web content and block web threats with advanced threat defense and real-time global threat intelligence.

Who uses Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services?

The most common users of Symantec WebFilter / Intelligence Services are from Enterprises and the Higher Education industry.