Cisco Umbrella Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1351398
Core Network Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features

What is our primary use case?

We mostly implement this product for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them."
  • "The support needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

We have a lifetime implementation. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's a good product for high-end and large enterprises, but smaller enterprises might not be a good fit. I'd just advise that especially surrounding the initial setup, a new company needs to ensure they have the right support in place. Companies need to make sure their SLA's are very clear so they can get the support they need from the outset and into the future. Compare companies and be clear about the requirements and you will have an easier time. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd give it full marks…
reviewer1433172
ISM Network Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 19, 2020
Great QOE, good stability and pretty straightforward to set up

What is our primary use case?

I work for a supply chain and we have a site where we want to offload the internet traffic and get to the application, etc. Some of the cloud applications go out directly and automatically through the SD-WAN device to the internet, so it is local and does not go to the MPLS. We can load balance those applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it."
  • "The solution doesn't offer failover between their own devices. If I want to, I should be able to put the two devices at the side, so there can be a failover."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. We are not using the newest version of the solution. They already have a newer version, however, we have everything outsourced to AT&T, and they have not upgraded the new version on it yet. The version we have on the VeloCloud is 3.4.3, and the newest version, which, from my understanding, is four, and is already out there. The greatest advice I have for potential new users is this: when you do deploy the VeloCloud, it's pretty straightforward. However, the only thing you have to remember is to make sure that you…
Dipmalya Dasgupta
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jun 16, 2020
We always hear from our customers that this is one of the products that they are very satisfied with

Pros and Cons

  • "Cisco is the best in giving technical support. There is no doubt about that."
  • "The one thing I don't like about Cisco is that they are very much fragmented in terms of providing the complete solution. They keep on breaking their different feature sets into different boxes."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Cisco Web Security Appliance an 8.
Email&webpr67
Head of Email & Web Products at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Aug 29, 2019
The console visibility and the performance impact on the internet should be improved

What is our primary use case?

I am an occasional user. Our IT team primarily uses it. My primary use case of this solution is for web content filtering.

Pros and Cons

  • "The content filters and SSL encryption are the most valuable features of this solution."
  • "The console visibility and the performance impact on the internet needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering this solution is to look at your longterm needs. I would rate this solution a three out of ten. The should include a DNS security layer to improve this solution. They should also make it easier for roaming users.
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