[c-nsp] Cisco ScanSafe, aka Cisco Cloud Web Security

Eugeniu Patrascu eugen at imacandi.net
Fri Dec 6 07:14:36 UTC 2013


How do you handle captive portals in hotels and other venues where you
first have to login into the portal and then have Internet access ?

This is my biggest woe right now in this regards with any kind of proxy
settings I can push to users.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Scott Voll <svoll.voip at gmail.com> wrote:

> We currently use CCWS (previously ScanSafe) with the Anyconnect client.
>  Nice solution.  Whether your in the office or remoting from a Starbucks,
> the traffic is always proxied.  We went with the solution because of a
> couple reasons:
> 1. with multiple egress points on the corporate network, we didn't want to
> be down if we lost a proxy server.
> 2. corporate laptops whether in the office or at Starbucks would still be
> proxied.  This helps limit our virus and malware infections.  and provides
> HR reports.
> 3 split tunneling would be an option because the traffic doesn't have to
> come back to your internal proxy.
> 4. our remote home office bandwidth is very limited, so using the cloud it
> provided for better use of that bandwidth.
> all and all it's a good solution.  I'm not going to tell you that we have
> not had any issues, but with any new solution, there will be a couple
> bruises along the way.
> Scott
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Herro91 <herro91 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm doing some research on the Cisco Cloud Web Security offering, also
> > known as ScanSafe.
> >
> > Has anyone on the lists explored Cisco's ScanSafe SaaS offering, now
> called
> > Cisco Cloud Web Security - as a means of providing protection in the
> cloud
> > that would potentially negate the requirement to have a full tunnel (i.e.
> > allow split tunneling) for teleworkers?
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
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