We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the ease of installation."
"I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue."
"The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes."
"The most valuable feature is the website protection capabilities because it prevents end-users from entering bad sites that potentially have malware or could be used for phishing."
"Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available."
"The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple."
"Cisco Umbrella is such a solution and can be implemented very fast and easy. All that we must do is redirect the DNS registers in their routers, or the active directory service of the enterprise that are going to use in Umbrella services. If you buy the service now, in two hours you are protected by the service because it's very fast to put in service."
"Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices."
"The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs."
"Azure needs to add domain registration to the DNS service."
"Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device."
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."
"The product can be pretty expensive."
"Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella."
"It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration."
"In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella."
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."
"It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download."
"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."
"The price is quite good."
"Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."
"Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization."
"When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based solution, but if the customer starts shopping around, someone is going to have access to the pricing at a level that you cannot compete because they do not have uniform pricing. Not everybody gets fair pricing. Unless you are one of the real major corporations selling the solution your ability to compete is impossible. Cisco will acknowledge the situation and assure you next time it will be in your favor but it never becomes favorable for you. Cisco is not very good in this regard. However, Umbrella is good."
"It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high."
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."
"The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway."
Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains, providing name resolution using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. By hosting your domains in Azure, you can manage your DNS records using the same credentials, APIs, tools, and billing as your other Azure services.
OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided byincrease 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.
Azure DNS is ranked 3rd in Managed DNS with 1 review while Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews. Azure DNS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure DNS writes "Easy to install and the support is good but DNS redundancy needs to be added". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Segmenting email and web proxy features stand out but missing pieces leave holes to be filled". Azure DNS is most compared with Amazon Route 53, Cloudflare DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Akamai Fast DNS and Dyn, whereas Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Web Security Appliance.
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