Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added. Performance wise they would be identical for most part if Websense is installed on it’s own dedicated hardware (virtual or physical). Barracuda on all their platforms don’t charge per user like most other vendors to the Barracuda wins in that category. Websense is the more mature product and provides more robust reporting even though Barracuda is improving in both areas.
Websense does not to have traffic be directed thru the box (passive vs being in-line) as compared to the Barracuda which is a plus for Websense. Just realize the cost is not apples to apples. If you look at the renewal costs for Barracuda to Websense’s renewal, than you can compare appropriately. Review how much it originally cost your Websense to compare to Barracuda’s current cost to get a rough estimate.
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I am hoping my fellow Spice Heads can give me a recommendation on Web Security Appliances. I have been looking at the Sophos Web Security Appliance and like what I have seen but I haven't been able to find to many reviews on here or around the web. I need a device that can filter traffic in Proxy Mode (send traffic from clients to the device via Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer). I'm not in need of a full Next Gen Firewall and a placing a device in-line is not an option either.
Lastly, a virtual appliance isn't a good option either due to topology and routing restrictions. We currently have a Proxy-Mode web filter appliance that works alright but its end of life. This is a SMB network and the device will need to support around 120 concurrent users. I would like to have some URL filtering, reputation scanning, AV scanning, application control if possible, etc. Can anyone recommend Sophos Web Security appliance or another similar device? Thanks! Thai Pepper OP Jordack Feb 20, 2015 at 5:01 UTC Sorry those issues are pretty specific.
It has the ability to create granular control groups, so Sales and Marketing can have different access rights. It will sync those members with AD security groups. It will do what you want. You can even go as far as to allow certain group access to certain sites during certain times. You can give your staff access to Facebook and Youtube during lunch hours only. The access controls can get very granular, with that they can get complicated.
Which is why do not use them here. We choose the all or nothing approach because its not my job to police your (as in department heads) employees. If you have very strict boundaries on who gets access to what then it may be easier to manage. It's when you get into these department needs access to this site, that one needs this site and Sally need access to a site but no one else in the department needs access.
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