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"There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""Cisco has a model called ELA. With ELA, if you buy the solution you will have the complete security portfolio and you can pay it yearly or after three years, it depends on the contract.""I am not sure, I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I think it's $1.00 or so per device/month.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."

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"The pricing is too high.""When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.""I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.""Licensing fees are based on the number of users.""Regarding Cisco price-wise, it is always on a bit on the higher side."

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OpenDNSAkamai ETPCisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
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Overview

OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) enables security teams to proactively identify, block, and mitigate targeted threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and data exfiltration that exploit the Domain Name System (DNS). Powered by real-time intelligence from Akamai Cloud Security Intelligence and Akamai’s proven, globally distributed recursive DNS platform, Enterprise Threat Protector efficiently delivers security, control, and visibility to the enterprise while easily integrating with your existing network defenses.

For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

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Sample Customers
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaimMCNC, Educational Testing ServiceNew South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Consumer Goods Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government13%
Media Company8%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise60%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector is ranked 14th in Web Security Gateways while Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Web Security Gateways with 9 reviews. Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector is rated 0.0, while Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "We always hear from our customers that this is one of the products that they are very satisfied with". Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, iboss, Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense and McAfee Web Protection, whereas Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access.

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