2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Symantec Secure Web Gateway?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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AY
Senior Information Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-02-26T07:26:54Z
Feb 26, 2021

One major use case is to allow internet access for some specific sites for all users without authentication. Normally, in our environment, before you go to the internet, we need to grant internet access to your account. Another use case is where there are some sites that people can go through only from inside the office, but they should not authenticate. We don't want to grant them internet access, but we want them to be able to go to the site. We could easily configure those sites, and the users do not require authentication for them. We also used it to block or restrict some sites during the day so that these sites are not able to affect people during their work hours. We were also able to exempt some users from any restriction. People with the manager and higher roles could go to the internet, whereas the access was restricted for people who were not managers.

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NV
Senior Network Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2020-05-27T16:23:38Z
May 27, 2020

We use this product on all of the traffic that is going outside of the organization. It is used for the blocking of websites, as well as SSL interception and authentication for HTTP and HTTPS requests.

FI
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-03-04T08:49:00Z
Mar 4, 2020

Our primary use case is deploying the product as a web security gateway in conjunction with the Symantec client.

NK
Sr. Consultant, Cyber Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

It is a web-based proxy - it's a cloud proxy. Its use case is mostly for customers who need URL filtering, who need a proxy for blocking access to different websites, and ICAP if the proxy supports it. The functionality is exactly the as same as ProxySG, Symantec's Blue Coat on-prem proxy, but the benefit is that the infrastructure doesn't have to be managed. You don't have to patch it, you don't have to do anything.

DB
Principal Enterprise Architect at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
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2019-09-26T04:11:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

We manage it through the cloud and it's deployed that way too. Our primary use case is for our signature-based tool for antivirus. It adds value.

MH
Senior Logistics Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
Apr 18, 2019

Our company is both a partner and a reseller of this solution. The primary use case is for endpoint security for our customers. We have lots of security devices, but for the host itself or PCs in general, this is the best solution. Especially since we have a sizeable customer base.

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We manage it through the cloud and it's deployed that way too. Our primary use case is for our signature-based tool for antivirus. It adds value.
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It is a web-based proxy - it's a cloud proxy. Its use case is mostly for customers who need URL filtering, who need a proxy for blocking access to different websites, and ICAP if the proxy supports it. The functionality is exactly the as same as ProxySG, Symantec's Blue Coat on-prem proxy, but the benefit is that the infrastructure doesn't have to be managed. You don't have to patch it, you don't have to do anything.
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