Netskope vs. Blue Coat

Security and network applications are on a convergence path with the race to a SASE-based architecture. See how Netskope’s cloud security stacks up against Blue Coat.

Blue Coat is not up to the challenge of a cloud dominated future

With businesses making the shift to a cloud-based hybrid work environment, you can’t afford the blind spots and limitations of the Blue Coat system.

Legacy web security has many blind spots

53%

of web traffic is cloud related

Source: Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, 2021

61%

of malware is cloud delivered

Source: Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, 2021

The five limitations of Blue Coat appliances

01

Multiple boxes

Poor design results in multiple ProxySG and AV boxes per gateway location, and then additional hybrid complexity for CASB and DLP capabilities.

02

Complex CPL

Content Policy Language (CPL) results in hundreds of lines of custom policy controls for a legacy HTTP/S web shifting to cloud services and apps using APIs and JSON.

03

Appliance limitations

Limited compute capacity to inspect encrypted traffic, hosting advanced threat defenses, limited storage for logs and metadata, and are often last in line for updates after cloud services.

04

Multiple consoles

Shifting requirements for web security include CASB and DLP and add more product silos, consoles, and complexity and expense from product suites.

05

Limited visibility

Supports less than 500 cloud services for visibility and control, plus a lack of personal versus company account instance awareness in policy controls.

Take control of web and cloud by switching to Netskope’s SASE-ready architecture

Leave your disjointed security infrastructure behind and jump into a seamless SASE-ready architecture that’ll give you the inline visibility, unified policy control, data protection, and application risk assessment you need.

Next Gen SWG

The benefits of switching to Netskope from Blue Coat

Full web and app traffic inspection

Visibility into thousands of cloud services, apps, and web traffic for policy controls around ‘content and context’ including user, app, instance, risk rating, category, content, and activity.

Advanced threat defenses

Inspect all traffic including encrypted sessions with multi-layer prevention and detection defenses, including pre-execution script analysis, sandboxing, machine-learning analysis, and input from 40+ threat intelligence feeds.

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360-degree data protection

For data-in-motion in web traffic, cloud services, and apps for any user, location, or device. Advanced DLP includes exact data matching, fingerprinting, and proximity analysis with 3,000+ data identifiers for 1,000+ file types supported by 40+ policy templates ready to use.

App risk ratings & URL filtering

Providing over 36,000 app risk ratings with NetSkope Cloud Confidence IndexTM (CCI) given 85% of your web gateway traffic is app and cloud service-related. URL filtering includes over 100 categories for over 200 languages with dynamic page categorization for 70 categories, plus a site look-up tool and reclassification service.

Unified SWG, CASB, and DLP

One console with a unified policy built on cloud microservice architecture for on-demand performance with scale for remote offices and mobile users. Full cloud integration to consolidate, reduce complexity, and lower operational costs.

Netskope named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Secure Web Gateways with the highest rating of Customers’ Choice recipients

The Netskope team is very proud to announce that Netskope was named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways with the highest rating of Customers’ Choice recipients *

 

Netskope is leading the way in helping our customers and their journey to SASE architecture.

Netskope awarded 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Awards for CASB and SWG

* Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Secure Web Gateways, 10 June 2021

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Avoid the complexity of disjointed solution suites and take advantage of cloud performance and scale with Netskope’s Next Gen SWG.

 

 

Upgrade your web security into the cloud with Netskope

Renewals are common in the web security business, and often at the last minute with little time to analyze new options. The world is changing faster than anyone anticipated and you owe it to your organization to provide the safeguards for a cloud-dominated future.

Fill out our form and see it all with Netskope’s SASE-ready architecture.