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Rainier S. - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Integration Engineering / Enterprise Technology & Innovation at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

SSL decryption was one of the features we wanted to experiment with but did not get around to because of time constraints. 

What we liked best about it was the ability to apply policy to either a user ID or an IP-based network. Your customers are either people or machines. We chose not to create a service account for the server/machine, we had to have an IP address, based on a subnet and then applied policy to that.

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Atdhe Zyhranaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Consultant at NSCON Network Services & Consulting GmbH

It works really well. It operates beautifully once everything is configured. 

It also allows you to decrypt SSL traffic, and that's a really important feature as well, which is something I also configured.

The solution is easy to set up.

The virtual machine is quite scalable.

It's stable. 

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Vusa Ndlovu - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Solution Architect at Nexio South Africa

There are different types of groups with different types of access depending on the policies for those departments or users. We've got the administrator, the normal users, and then the management. We allow certain users to have access to all of the sites as they do research as well as marketing. We also use those features to actually define the policies so that they can have access to those sites for advertising as well.

Most of the features are great. They've got great filtering. That's what the client was looking at in terms of users when they go out to the internet, to make sure that when they access, they access the sites that actually have been filtered by Cisco to make sure that those sites are secure and they don't have malware that they can download from those sites.

The stability is good.

It's a scalable product.

Technical support has been helpful.

The pricing is reasonable.

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Muhammad Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Unit Head System Administration & Automation at MCB Islamic Bank Ltd

The bandwidth limit is useful. The categories are pre-defined by Cisco. 

It's a very user-friendly product and is easy to set up.

The product is stable.

It's a scalable product.

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JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees

There isn't that much to it. It's not overly complex.

The scalability is good.

The deployment process is very simple.

Technical support is okay.

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Enrique Diaz Jolly - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Jolly Security Inc

It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance. This way, even if a customer clicks on a link that is malicious, thanks to Cisco Web Security Appliance, you have a second chance to protect your website.

Integration-wise, browser-security-wise (for users browsing the internet), it's one of the greatest tools.

This appliance is quite accurate when it comes to categorial filtering. However, It's not as sophisticated as Blue Coat, which features malware blue, malware red, and malware yellow filters. Sometimes I feel that Blue Coat actually has too many categories, which can be confusing — the granularity is good, but the quantity is too much.

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AnilKumar29 - PeerSpot reviewer
DGM - Pre-Sales at Niveshan Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

This solution helps our customers with the challenges their clients face attempting to connect to their network or app. It's very good for large enterprise organizations. 

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Sokhna DIOKH - PeerSpot reviewer
Integrating engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is security.

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