Web Security, Application Visibility and Control - in One Appliance
The Cisco Web Security Appliance, powered by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), provides exceptional web security and control for organizations of all sizes - in one appliance. And the appliance easily extends web security to mobile users, smart phones, and devices with the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
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Features and Capabilities
With its Application Visibility and Control Engine, the Cisco Web Security Appliance gives administrators granular control of hundreds of thousands of micro-applications on Facebook and Twitter, as well as many other popular platforms and streaming media. Without blocking entire websites, administrators can allow or block specific features such as chat, messaging, video, and audio.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based access control helps to improve the experience for users and administrators. Users can access all their SaaS applications with a single login from their desktop, laptop, or smartphone. Administrators can revoke access to SaaS applications from a single source, making employee transitions easy to administer.
Administrators can easily view trends in their network with real-time web reporting and tracking right on the box. The Cisco Web Security Appliance is a single platform for administrators to set security policy, control applications at a granular level, and get visibility into web traffic trends.
- Premises-based web security gateway to protect all users, regardless of location
- Available in three models, accommodating up to 1500, up to 6,000, or 6,000 to 12,000 users
- Web security, application control, proxy-cache, and reporting fully integrated into a single appliance
- Powered by Cisco SIO for comprehensive zero-day threat protection
- Extends web security to mobile users through simplified integration with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Specifications at a Glance
|Appliance||No. of Users||Organization Type|
|6,000-12,000||Headquarters, large organizations|
|<6,000||Midsize organizations, large branch offices|
|<1,500||Small organizations, small branch offices|
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