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Pros
"The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.""Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.""The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.""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."

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"The cyber security features they offer are most trusted"

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"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.""The antiviral sandboxing.""The spam filter is very effective.""The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.""It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting."

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Cons
"The solution's technical support is not very good.""Security, overall, can always be improved.""I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.""Support for multiple domains is important to us.""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."

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"Setup is not that difficult, but it really requires proper technical training."

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"The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""Overall the software is occupying too much memory space. If they could remedy that, it would be a better experience, because today Windows is occupying too much memory space as well (in terms of the RAM), and this software has also started occupying all the memory. Due to this, I have less space for my other office products and data. I can't, for example, operate a huge Excel sheet or other datasets.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular."

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"There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""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."

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"The licensing is not expensive.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway.""The price of this solution is reasonable."

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Top Answer: Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business… more »
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
ScanSafe Web Security SaaS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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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.   

Cisco ScanSafe is a cloud hosted web filtering service which enables you to create, enforce and monitor Web usage policies. Layering real time rule-based filters with up-to-date and accurate categorization database, Web Filtering enforces your organization's acceptable usage policy, protecting you from the legal liabilities of inappropriate content, reducing bandwidth congestion and improving employee productivity.

Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
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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
Arup Group, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Transplace
Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Consumer Goods Company10%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Integrator6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise55%
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Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is ranked 15th in Secure Web Gateways with 1 review while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways with 13 reviews. Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is rated 7.0, while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS writes "Good cyber security features; could simplify for users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, McAfee Web Protection, Cisco Secure Email, Fortinet FortiProxy and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector.

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