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"The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Helps block personal email accounts."

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"It allows us to easily monitor our subnets and routers."

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"F5 technical support is quite good and they follow up if there are any issues.""It is easy to administer."

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"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved."

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"A more graphical user interface would be a benefit."

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"I would like to see deeper integration with VMware in the sense that F5 compliments VMware, in the context of application availability.""Scalability is a concern, it could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""I think it's worth the money.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""The price should be slightly lower than the current price because if you look at the whole solution, it is simply a threat intelligence solution to block blacklisted things. The price should be lower looking at the features provided by the solution. The price isn't too high either, but it could be lower.""There is a subscription cost."

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"This product is quite pricey but if you compare the feature set and its compatibility with similar products on the market, you would understand why it's that price.""Cost is a factor. It is really costly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried.… more »
Top Answer: I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It… more »
Top Answer: The price depends on the use case, and it's a bit linear. But it depends on the customer's strategy and how Cisco plans… more »
Top Answer: It allows us to easily monitor our subnets and routers.
Top Answer: I was not involved with the pricing of this solution.
Top Answer: A more graphical user interface would be a benefit. It would be nice if I could click on a subnet and it would show me… more »
Top Answer: Cost is a factor. It is really costly. Price is an area that can be improved.
Top Answer: Pricing could be reduced. Scalability is a concern, it could be improved.
Also Known As
F5 BIG-IP DNS, F5 DNS Delivery
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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.   

BlueCat DNS Edge gives cybersecurity and network teams shared visibility and control over internal and external DNS traffic. It adds a much-needed layer of visibility, control and detection for corporate networks under siege from an explosion of malware attacks that exploit DNS.

F5® BIG-IP® DNS distributes DNS and user application requests based on business policies, data center and cloud service conditions, user location, and application performance. BIG-IP DNS is commonly configured as a full proxy to provide global server load balancing (GSLB) for applications and DNS across architectures, and across the globe.

The BIG-IP platform delivers DNS services with visibility, reporting, and analysis; scales and secures DNS responses geographically to survive increased traffic or threats; delivers a real-time DNSSEC solution; designed to provide availability of global applications in all cloud environments.

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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, VeriClaim
Swisslos, Cologne Bonn Airport, TYROLIT
Ricacorp Properties, Bangladesh Post Office, Shawbrook Bank, Shinsegae Internet Duty Free
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Educational Organization9%
Company Size
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise34%
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise63%
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BlueCat DNS Edge is ranked 8th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 1 review while F5 BIG-IP DNS is ranked 7th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 2 reviews. BlueCat DNS Edge is rated 6.0, while F5 BIG-IP DNS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BlueCat DNS Edge writes "Highly scalable but doesn't provide us with the visibility we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP DNS writes "Good support, highly scalable, and compliments business continuity plans". BlueCat DNS Edge is most compared with Palo Alto Networks DNS Security and EfficientIP DNS Guardian, whereas F5 BIG-IP DNS is most compared with Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection.

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