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Pros
"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.""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."

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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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Cons
"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.""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."

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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
"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.""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."

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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: The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has… more »
Top Answer: When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based… more »
Top Answer: One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of… 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.
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OpenDNS
F5 BIG-IP DNS, F5 DNS Delivery
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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.   

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 DNS delivery hyperscales and secures your infrastructure during high query volumes and DNS DDoS attacks—making sure your apps are highly available between multiple instances and across hybrid 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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm19%
Educational Organization9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise64%
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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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