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"We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products.""I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.""There is much differentiation within the licensing so if anyone wants DNS security from the DNS security log, we are there already, and if anyone wants to go to a secure internet gateway, that is also available. We can get the integrated cloud DLP license keys. That is a good benefit with Cisco Umbrella. You can get a complete solution in a single licensing.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances."

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"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.""The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable.""I haven't had any trouble, and practically forget that I'm using it.""It's a pretty straightforward solution.""The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation.""The scalability is quite good.""It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."

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"Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution."

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Cons
"I would like to see more integrability with other products.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""The product can be pretty expensive.""If the security issues are taken care of it would be better.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy"

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"They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do.""We would like the product to continue to improve its security.""They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.""Cato Networks security could be better.""The price could be better.""I would like to see better integration with identity providers.""Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity."

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"I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high.""The price could be lower.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""I think it's worth the money.""In the region I'm from, that of EMAR, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and Africa, our organizations do not have many liquid cash assets, so the price could be better."

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"The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper.""Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki.""You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."

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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: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… 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: It's a pretty straightforward solution.
Top Answer: We have the sockets on-premise, some little small boxes that connect to the internet. You could have multiple providers… more »
Top Answer: On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cato Networks an eight.
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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.   

Cato connects your branch locations, physical and cloud datacenters, and mobile users into a secure and optimized global network in the cloud.

One Network, protected by One Security stack and enforcing One Policy.

The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed network of Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with an encrypted and optimized multi-carrier private backbone to ensure optimal global traffic routing. The Cato Cloud Network provides an affordable, SLA-backed, global enterprise network backbone.

Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service helping organizations to secure their network, cloud and application access, and protect their most valuable resources. Incorporating the highest standards of Zero Trust Security, Perimeter 81 seamlessly applies adaptive policies, based on device, identity and location, so that only authorized users are granted access to critical corporate resources. A pioneer in software-defined access technology, Perimeter 81 is among the first solution that can fully secure access to both managed and unmanaged devices. Unlike traditional hardware-based network security providers, Perimeter 81 provides greater network visibility, seamless on-boarding and automatic integration with all the major cloud providers. Furthermore, the solution can be fully deployed across a company’s network in less than 15 minutes, giving companies of all industries and sizes the power to be securely mobile and completely cloud-confident.

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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
Paysafe, AdRoll, Pet Lovers Centre, Arlington Orthopedics, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Aqua Security, Cognito, Multipoint
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
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Cato Networks is ranked 4th in ZTNA as a Service with 7 reviews while Perimeter 81 is ranked 7th in ZTNA as a Service with 1 review. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while Perimeter 81 is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Perimeter 81 writes "Affordable, secure, and allows me to manage all user access in one platform". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, whereas Perimeter 81 is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cloudflare Access and Netskope CASB.

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