McAfee Named as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways

June 15, 2021

McAfee received the distinction for third year in a row based on customer feedback and rigorous testing criteria

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2021-- McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced it was named the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) for the third year in a row. The recognition is based on customer feedback and ratings for McAfee’s Secure Web Gateway (SWG) technology, which is an integral part of McAfee’s secure access service edge (SASE) offering - MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (UCE).

A complimentary copy of Gartner’s Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Secure Web Gateways report, which showcases the key findings, is available on the McAfee Web site.

“We were not only named the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways, but also the only vendor to receive the distinction for all four categories—including the regions of North America and EMEA, Midsize and Large Enterprise,” said Anand Ramanathan, vice president of product management, McAfee. “McAfee has always offered industry-leading secure web gateway capabilities, and as part of the McAfee UCE platform, provides a comprehensive converged approach to security within the SASE framework.”

MVISION Unified Cloud Edge features the unification of several critical cloud security technologies, including SWG, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Remote Browser Isolation (RBI).

According to Gartner, “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 recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. For the distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 20+ published reviews from Customers with over $50M Annual Revenue in 18-month timeframe, above Market Average Overall Rating, and above Market Average User Interest and Adoption. McAfee received 135 reviews and has an overall 4.6 rating out of 5. All reviews can be accessed here.

Below are some quotes from customers that contributed to this distinction:

CIO in the Manufacturing Industry: Read the full review here

“We were using an on-prem web gateway and have migrated to UCE recently due to the pandemic situation. It gives us the flexibility to manage our Web GW as a SaaS solution. The solution also provides us bunch of rulesets for our daily usage needs.”

Senior Cybersecurity Professional in the Healthcare Industry: Read full review here 

“The McAfee Web Gateway integrated well with our existing CASB and DLP solution. It has been very effective at preventing users from going to malware sites. The professional services we purchased for implementation were the best we've ever had from any vendor of any IT security product.”

Cybersecurity Team Lead, Finance Industry: Read full review here

“The McAfee Web Gateway offers services for on-prem proxies and in the cloud, and the integration is seamless. The cloud implementation has feature parity with on-prem capabilities, so your rules and policies are completely synchronized. Integration with McAfee DLP and McAfee ATD is also seamless for the products. It should be noted that McAfee's architecture is open for these technologies. They do not force you to use theirs. You can leverage other vendor’s DLP or Sandbox solutions via ICAP/ICAPS or HTTPS APIs. The McAfee Web Gateway does include built in DLP capabilities, but they are a bare minimum solution for implementing DLP and one should consider either the complete DLP solution from McAfee or another vendor’s standalone DLP solution.”

Chief Information Security Officer, Finance Industry. Read full review here

“McAfee’s Secure Web Gateway provides the optimum security required for the employees of the bank surfing the Internet. It also provides the hybrid capabilities, which allows us to deploy the same policies, regardless of the physical location of the endpoint.”

Security Engineer in the Energy and Utilities Industry. Read full review here

“Possibly the best anti-malware engine on the market with the Gateway-Anti Malware 'sandboxing' ruleset within the web gateway. This combined with GTI and threat intelligence exchange make for a powerful anti-malware combination. 3. Much improved cloud presence over a few years ago, for filtering off-premise users. Latency is excellent, based on our testing and production deployments.”

Information Security Officer in the Finance Industry. Read full review here

"We benchmarked against another very well-known gateway and there was no comparison. The other gateway only caught a small fraction of what MWG caught when filtering for potentially harmful sites."

Note: Customer quotes are taken directly from the original reviews and are completely unaltered. Therefore, any grammatical errors are from the original material.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

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