The Best Symantec Bluecoat Replacement
Users are not sitting behind the Bluecoat proxy appliances. They are working remotely, from home. If the network traffic does not traverse the Bluecoat appliances, it cannot inspect or protect that data. Because of this, organizations leveraging on-prem proxy appliances, like Bluecoat, are forced to send network data from remote users through slow VPN connections to provide network security. This is unsustainable and results in slow connections which reduces productivity and increases costs.
The iboss cloud platform provides all of the capabilities found in traditional and legacy Bluecoat appliances, except without the gear. It allows network data from remote users to be secured directly in the cloud, eliminating the unnecessary data backhaul through VPN connections. This results in fast connections, increased end-user productivity and reduced costs.
Over 99% of all browsing time is over encrypted HTTPS connections, according to the Google HTTPS Transparency Report. Proxy appliances have compute and processing limitations and require a lot of hardware to handle the high volume of HTTPS traffic. This is extremely costly and typically results in extremely slow connections and the need to expand data center footprints.
The iboss cloud runs as a complete SaaS offering in the cloud. It has infinite computing power to decrypt any volume of traffic, without increasing costs. As encrypted traffic increases, your costs do not as iboss will process, decrypt and inspect all traffic automatically. This includes the large volumes of traffic from remote work from home users.
Bluecoat appliances are purchased to match the limited amount of bandwidth at the offices they are protecting. The problem is bandwidth is increasing by the day and more bandwidth is required to make employees productive while using cloud applications. As bandwidth increases, the proxy appliances will hit their maximum throughput causing more appliance purchases and management overhead.
The iboss cloud platform provides exactly the same capabilities and benefits instantly, while eliminating all of the overhead related to hosting and managing appliances. As bandwidth increases, the iboss cloud platform automatically handles the increases in load without creating additional burdens for the IT team or the company budget. It’s all of the Bluecoat benefits, without all of the headaches.
With iboss cloud, all network traffic is always inspected before going to the cloud, regardless of user location. This includes protection for users in the office and those working from home. It can also generate the log events and drill down reports needed to ensure a strong cybersecurity posture for all users, from all locations, at all times. In addition, the iboss cloud can force network traffic to business applications while preventing traffic to personal cloud accounts, such as Google Drive. This reduces shadow IT and data loss from users, including those that work from home.
The iboss platform offers a 100% drop in replacement for Bluecoat proxy appliances converting a data center from simply hosting legacy proxy appliances to becoming a private cloud Point of Presence. The private cloud is linked to the global iboss cloud and immediately converts Bluecoat appliances to a modern private cloud extension of the iboss cloud global footprint.
The private cloud iboss appliances represent containerized cloud gateway capacity that can service on-prem users and devices with the exact same deployment and authentication model as the Bluecoat deployment. For example, if the Bluecoat appliances use WCCP or ITD, the iboss private cloud capacity will support WCCP or ITD in the exact same way. If the on-prem Bluecoat deployment involves using F5 WIPs, the iboss containerized private cloud will support the F5 WIPs in exactly the same way without changing the network topology. If the Bluecoat appliances are deployed using explicit proxy, the iboss private cloud will take the place of the Bluecoat and support the explicit proxy in the exact same way.
|iboss Versus Bluecoat|
|Complex and Robust Policy Engine|
|Designed For Work From Home Users|
|Scales Infinitely With Bandwidth Increases|
|Can Decrypt Infinite Amounts of HTTPS Traffic in the Cloud|
|Provides Reporting Visibility Natively for Remote Users|
|Hybrid Cloud Provides Equal Protection For Users From Any Location|