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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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"The most valuable feature is DNS filtering.""The stability is excellent and the product is very mature.""When comparing other cloud-based DNS security solutions to this one I have found the main beneficial feature in this solution to be we do not need to change our architecture."

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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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"We would like to have cloud-based management.""Every vendor that sells DNS or firewalls needs to be able to protect against DNS look-up attacks and DNS naming hacks. This is true of Palo Alto as well as others.""There should be an on-premise version of this solution."

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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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"There is an annual license for the solution and I am satisfied with the pricing."

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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: When comparing other cloud-based DNS security solutions to this one I have found the main beneficial feature in this… more »
Top Answer: There should be an on-premise version of this solution. There are companies that have asked for a solution that is… more »
Top Answer: This is a subscription-based solution that you need to procure for our firewall that provides DNS security. We use this… more »
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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.

Automatically secure your DNS traffic by using Palo Alto Networks DNS Security service, a cloud-based analytics platform providing your firewall with access to DNS signatures generated using advanced predictive analysis and machine learning, with malicious domain data from a growing threat intelligence sharing community.

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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
Swisslos, Cologne Bonn Airport, TYROLIT
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise35%
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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 Palo Alto Networks DNS Security is ranked 5th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 3 reviews. BlueCat DNS Edge is rated 6.0, while Palo Alto Networks DNS Security 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 Palo Alto Networks DNS Security writes "Mature with good scalability and an easy initial setup". BlueCat DNS Edge is most compared with F5 BIG-IP DNS and EfficientIP DNS Guardian, whereas Palo Alto Networks DNS Security is most compared with Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense and Mimecast Web Security.

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