Compare Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Cisco Umbrella

Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is ranked 6th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 11 reviews. Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is rated 6.4, while Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security writes "We have seen a significant reduction in bandwidth consumption using web caching". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Offers protection from DNS-based attacks and improves visibility". Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Secure DNS and Forcepoint Web Security. See our Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security vs. Cisco Umbrella report.
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The categorize formula is very helpful. Previously, we used the Cisco solution, where we could not choose how sites are categorized. Blue Coat updated a lot of sites I categorized. There are other valuable features as well, such as block by location, block by IP, allow by IP, and block by user name, domain, or group domain.The content filters and SSL encryption are the most valuable features of this solution.The solution is very stable. In four years we have not seen any issues with the product.

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It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.It has helped reduce my unit's security events.Threats never come close to your network with security at the DNS level​.

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Java does not completely work. We are dependent on Java and when the current console does not run with Java, it is a problem for us.The console visibility and the performance impact on the internet needs improvement.Every customer has to perform a manual backup, and automatic backing up is needed.

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It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.Support for multiple domains is important to us.I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.Security, overall, can always be improved.The solution's technical support is not very good.Some countries don't have a DNS server leading to a domain resolution IP, not at a local level.Its DNS service does not support IPv6 query.

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The cost is much higher compared to other proxies.

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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.Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.The price could be lower.The product is pricey compared to Cisco Firepower.It needs a better price point.

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The Blue Coat proxy-based architecture serves as the foundation for the Advanced Web Security solutions, and is delivered as a cloud service, on-premise appliance or a hybrid of the two. They combine the critical security functions you need to safely adopt cloud and mobile technologies, while strengthening your security and compliance:

  • ProxySG (On-Premise Appliance)
  • Web Security Service (Cloud Service)
  • Mobile Device Security Service
  • Content Analysis
  • Malware Analysis

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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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, VeriClaim
Top Industries
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company9%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School12%
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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