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McAfee Gartner Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateway

By Ben Moore
Mon 21 Jan 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has been named a January 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Security Web Gateways. 

Gartner states that Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) utilise URL filtering, advanced threat defence and legacy malware protection to defend users from Internet-borne threats, and to help enterprises enforce internet policy compliance. 

SWGs are implemented as on-premises appliances (hardware and virtual) or cloud-based services, or in hybrid mode (combined on-premises appliances and cloud-based services).

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. 

To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognising vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. 

For this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 50 published reviews during the submission period with an average overall rating of 4.2 stars or higher. 

As of January 15, 2019, McAfee received 104 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 for McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee Web Protection, and McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service.

“We believe our position as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways is a testament to our device-to-cloud strategy,” says McAfee corporate products vice president Raja Patel.

“Our customers use of cloud services are continuing to grow at an accelerated pace, and our web security gateway capability enables customers to be protected from threats while enabling policy controls for those cloud services within their organisations.

“We take great pride in being recognised by our customers on Gartner Peer Insights, and their willingness to recommend McAfee Web Gateway technology as a Customers’ Choice vendor.”

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 Protection is a critical defence technology for any organisation to protect against emerging malware threats, including remote offices and mobile users. 

It empowers organisations with secure internet access while greatly reducing risk through an advanced security approach that combines powerful, local intent analysis with cloud-based protection. 

The SaaS and hybrid solutions provide optimal protection for users everywhere.

One customer reviewed and commented that “McAfee Web Gateway is [easy] to set up. The powerful rule engine makes it easy to build complex rulesets and migrate from other vendors, without losing features/security.” 

Customers have also commented that McAfee Web Gateway “does a great job of detecting and blocking unknown/zero-day threats. Very good categorisation/reputation options. Easy integration with other McAfee solutions via DXL.”

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