Cisco Web Security

Secure your web traffic

Nasty advanced threats can hide in plain sight on legitimate websites or in enticing pop-up ads. Employees or guests may put your organisation at risk by clicking where they shouldn’t. Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA), powered by Cisco Talos, protects you by automatically blocking risky sites and testing unknown sites before allowing users to link to them, helping with compliance.


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Protection before, during, and after an attack

Get automated monitoring and analysis across the network. When compromise occurs, quickly determine the scope of the damage, remediate it, and bring operations back to normal.

Flexible deployment options

Run Web Security on an appliance, as a virtual machine, and even on a branch router at no additional charge. With this open security solution, you can scale as your company grows. Protect branch offices without backhauling traffic to the corporate gateway.

Automated traffic analysis, inbound and out

Scan all web traffic in real time for both known and new malware. Use dynamic reputation and behavior-based analysis on all web content.

Application visibility and control

See what is happening on your network and control it. Create and enforce granular policies for websites like Facebook and LinkedIn with embedded applications. It’s simple, so you can protect without slowing productivity or burdening IT resources.

Fast identification of zero-day attacks

Scan for suspicious activity over time to find abnormal behaviors. Use retrospective capabilities with Advanced Malware (AMP) for Web Security to turn back time and eliminate malware in infected devices.

Web gateways, transformed

Gartner recognises Cisco as a market player for secure web gateways.

Web Security Appliance models


  • Ideal for large enterprises
  • 4.8 TB disk space
  • 2 rack units (2RU)
  • 6-port 1GBASE-T NICs


  • Ideal for midsize offices
  • 2.4 TB disk space
  • 1RU
  • 6-port 1GBASE-T NICs


  • Ideal for branch offices
  • 1.2 TB disk space
  • 1RU
  • 2-port 1GBASE-T NICs

Content Security Management Appliances

Centralise and simplify management and reporting across email and web security appliances.

Add-on software for advanced threats

See and stop more threats than ever before

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Web Security stops advanced threats. We now include Cognitive Threat Analytics(CTA) with AMP for WSA. With CTA, you’ll find even more threats using machine learning and heuristics.

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Services for security

We offer advisory services, integration services, and managed services to help you build, staff, and maintain defense capabilities.

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