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McAfee Web Gateway is the #20 ranked solution in top Web Security Gateways. PeerSpot users give McAfee Web Gateway an average rating of 7.6 out of 10. McAfee Web Gateway is most commonly compared to Skyhigh Security: McAfee Web Gateway vs Skyhigh Security. McAfee Web Gateway is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 73% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 20% of all views.
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What is McAfee Web Gateway?

Organizations can do more over the web today than ever before. Today’s web offers a
dynamic, real-time user experience. However, the web has also become a more dangerous
place, with increasingly sophisticated attacks released every day. McAfee® Web Gateway
is a critical defense for any organization to protect against emerging malware threats. It
empowers organizations with secure internet access while greatly reducing risk through an
advanced security approach that combines powerful, local intent analysis with cloud-based
protection powered by McAfee Labs.

McAfee Web Gateway Customers

Prodeb, Vidant Health, WEG Industries

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McAfee Web Gateway Pricing Advice

What users are saying about McAfee Web Gateway pricing:
  • "Some of our clients have a perpetual license and pay additional support yearly."
  • "Pricing is not out of reach."
  • "There is an annual licensing cost to use McAfee Web Gateway. The purchasing of licensing can be difficult for the government sector."
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    Milos Tolpa - PeerSpot reviewer
    IT Engineer at FormatPC
    Reseller
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Secure, stable, and well integrated
    Pros and Cons
    • "It's a great product with solid features."
    • "The documentation could be improved."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution for controlling web content that the users are accessing. It's very good in case situations where you have the use of a VPN connection.

    You can control your employees when they are in the office and out of the office, without using a VPN in the same fashion.

    The on-premise solution will control them when they are on the corporate network, and when they're off the corporate network, the cloud's gateway will control them. They have the same policies.

    What is most valuable?

    It's a great product with solid features.

    It's a security appliance and it is quite secure.

    They are quite well integrated.

    What needs improvement?

    The documentation could be improved. The documentation could be more detailed with more examples of usage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been selling McAfee Web Gateway for four years.

    Deployment can be on-premises or on the cloud.

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    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is a very stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I don't have any issues with the scalability. You have to do the sizing before they implement it afterward. 

    You have other solutions that have to increase the volume of usage.

    We have several large clients that are using it.

    How are customer service and support?

    We are satisfied with technical support.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy to install.

    If the client has a lot of demands and depending on their structure or the client's requests, it can be complex to configure.  In general, it is straightforward and easy to configure.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Some of our clients have a perpetual license and pay additional support yearly. 

    We don't have any customers that are using subscriptions yet.

    I wouldn't say that it is an expensive solution but it's not cheap. We pay for what it's worth.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

    I would rate McAfee Web Gateway a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Hybrid Cloud
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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    Nadeem Syed - PeerSpot reviewer
    CEO at Haniya Technologies
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Strong URL spam filtering features

    What is our primary use case?

    We have 2 customers using McAfee Web Gateway. It is very useful as a complement to endpoint security. It is used to monitor incoming and outgoing traffic, as well as production.

    What is most valuable?

    McAfee has a very strong URL spam filtering feature.

    What needs improvement?

    McAfee Web Gateway has two kinds of solutions, one is for on-premises and the other is virtual. Their virtual solution is not as strong as their on-premises solution.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I am a reseller and partner of McAfee. I have been using McAfee Web Gateway for about 5 or 6 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is a very stable solution.

    How are customer service and support?

    McAfee offers good support.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is not straightforward. You must know technology and networking. It would also be helpful if you have some expertise with McAfee products. If you have one person who is certified on McAfee products you can do the setup yourself.

    It took approximately 3 days to deploy and implement 2 boxes on-premises. It then takes 5 to 10 days to fine-tune it. In total it takes about two weeks to set up.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Compared to other solutions and their prices, it is a bit on the costly side. However, it is not out of reach. Our customers pay a yearly license.

    What other advice do I have?

    Although it is costly, I would recommend this solution to anyone. I would rate it a 9 out of 10.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    David Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
    Network Security Engineer at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Easy to manage and configure, and useful for web filtering
    Pros and Cons
    • "The stability is the most valuable feature. We haven't had any issues with the product."
    • "They could be integrated with CASB. I think normally McAfee has this solution in the cloud, but for us the best is on-premise."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution for web filtering.

    I integrate and manage the solution. It's deployed on-premises.

    What is most valuable?

    The stability is the most valuable feature. We haven't had any issues with the product.

    It's easy to configure. It's not hard to manage day to day.

    What needs improvement?

    They could be integrated with CASB. I think normally McAfee has this solution in the cloud, but for us the best is on-premise.

    Perhaps in this year's configuration, something that could be added is the SSL inspection.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with this solution for eight years.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability is fine. We work with Fortinet too and Fortinet doesn't work like McAfee. McAfee does more than Fortinet.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is really great. I would rate them 4 out of 5.

    How was the initial setup?

    Setup is a little bit complex but I think the environment is complex. We needed help from McAfee and another integrator.

    I would rate the complexity of setup 4 out of 5.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. 

    My advice is to discuss your goals before you install the solution because you can do a lot with McAfee Web Gateway.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Yovanny Amariles - PeerSpot reviewer
    Information Security Leader at Alcaldía de Medellín
    Real User
    Top 10
    Beneficial anti-malware but reporting could improve
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features of McAfee Web Gateway are anti-malware, reports, and powerful categorization of web pages."
    • "McAfee Web Gateway could improve the reporting. We have the reporting on a separate server and sometimes the database becomes full. These aspects could improve."

    What is our primary use case?

    McAfee Web Gateway is used as a proxy gateway in our company.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features of McAfee Web Gateway are anti-malware, reports, and powerful categorization of web pages.

    What needs improvement?

    McAfee Web Gateway could improve the reporting. We have the reporting on a separate server and sometimes the database becomes full. These aspects could improve.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using McAfee Web Gateway for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We have approximately 7,000 users using this solution in my organization.

    What about the implementation team?

    We implemented McAfee Web Gateway with a partner.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There is an annual licensing cost to use McAfee Web Gateway. The purchasing of licensing can be difficult for the government sector. 

    There should be a hybrid form of a license model. For example, if I have a user working remotely and another one on-premise, it would be wonderful to have control in the cloud and on-premise.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate McAfee Web Gateway a seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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