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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ease of installation."

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"The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.""Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.""The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.""The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.""It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."

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Cons
"Azure needs to add domain registration to the DNS service."

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"The solution's technical support is not very good.""Security, overall, can always be improved.""I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.""Support for multiple domains is important to us.""I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.""It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."

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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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26,096
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Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
8.7
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Overview

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 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.   

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Sample Customers
M-FilesChart 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, VeriClaim
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company9%
Government5%
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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%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise60%
Azure DNS is ranked 1st in Managed DNS with 1 review while Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 21 reviews. Azure DNS is rated 7.0, while Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.8. 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 "Offers protection from DNS-based attacks and improves visibility". 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, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft Cloud App Security and Netskope CASB.

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