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Pros
"Helps block personal email accounts.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""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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"It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products."

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Cons
"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""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.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."

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

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"They have not yet extended to the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""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 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.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay."

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OpenDNSScanSafe Web Security SaaSFortiGate SWG, FortiGate Secure Web Gateway
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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.

As Enterprises continue to rearchitect their WAN Edge with rapid migration of applications to the cloud, the attack surface at the remote sites/branch locations continues to increase. This risk is especially high for web-based traffic, as web-based threat continue to be one of the primary attack vectors. As attack techniques become more advanced and versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure against external and internal risks. Fortinet's secure web gateway provides flexible deployment options to protect against internet-based threats without compromising on end-user experience.

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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, VeriClaimArup Group, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, TransplaceSalt Lake County, Catholic College Bendigo, Azienda Unita Sanitaria
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm23%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider29%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise75%
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Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is ranked 11th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 19th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review. Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is rated 7.0, while Fortinet FortiGate SWG 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 Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Having the same functionality, whether deploying a small or large firewall, is very beneficial". Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with .

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