McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service


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 defence for any organization to protect against emerging malware threats.

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McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service Review

Review date: November 30th 2018

MacAfee offers both in the Cloud and on premise web gateway services. This review will focus on their cloud service, although many of the features such as the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator are offered across both products. McAfee’s Web Gateway Cloud service offers comprehensive protection against inbound and outbound threats, with complimentary integration with multiple McAfee security products including McAfee Endpoint Security and McAfee Advanced Threat Defence. The service also offers reporting and analytics and administrative features to help ensure the safety of your organisation and employees.

Benefits of McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service

  • Cloud service means there is no expensive or tricky on site deployment, and web filtration works across regardless of network the device is connected to
  • Range of McAfee security products integrated with this service means inbound and outbound threat protection is excellent
  • Powerful web filtering with McAfee GTI, which creates a profile of websites and keywords
  • Granular administrator rules on filtering policies, such as allowing Facebook, but not Facebook messages
  • Data loss prevention by scanning outbound content over key web protocols
  • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) offers detailed web security reporting
  • Trusted, global high performance architecture
  • Offers protection for mobile users
  • Keyword as well as URL scanning means employees won’t be able to get around the filtering service to access restricted content

What you should know about McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service

  • Customers have reported that the ePO reporting tool is complex, likely due to the number of products integrated into the service
  • Customers have reported the different product suites are difficult to navigate, and could be streamlined into one overall service

Expert Insights Verdict on McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service

McAfee Web Gateway Cloud service is a good web security gateway option for larger companies. The security offered is top quality with a trusted service, and granular administrator policies mean that system admins can create rules for large numbers of employees, which they will not be able to bypass. The ePO reporting tool offers good functionality, and the integration of multiple McAfee products increases the overall effectiveness and security of the service. However, these products and granular controls mean the service is complex and will be time consuming for admins to implement. Customers have argued the ePO tool in particular is difficult to use, likely due to the multiple different products integrated. For these reasons we would recommend this service to larger companies, who need strict rules for a lot of employees to follow, and granular policies to help implement them.

McAfee Web Gateway cloud security offers robust inbound and outbound threat protection, detailed filtering polices and good reporting. The service is suited to organisation which needs tight security and strict rules for a large number of employees.

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McAfee is a global organization with a 30-year history and a brand known the world over for innovation, collaboration and trust. McAfee’s historical accomplishments are founded upon decades of threat and vulnerability research, product innovation, practical application and a brand which individuals, organizations and governments have come to trust.

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McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service Features

Explore the key features offered by McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

McAfee Web Gateay Cloud Service Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Anti-virus with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, we filtering though reputation and category based filtering, inbound and outbound protection with SSL examining and user generated content scanning
Monitoring and Reporting McAfee Content Security Reporter, understand how your organization is using the web, comply with regulations, identify trends, isolate problems, and tailor your filtering settings to enforce your web security policies
Administrative Features Granular, proxy-based control over how web applications are used. Organizations can apply thousands of controls to cloud applications, enabling or disabling specific functionality as needed, controlling who uses a web application and how it is used
Data Loss Prevention Data protection by scanning outbound content over all key web protocols, including SSL.
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