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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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"The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported.""The most valuable feature is the caching.""It's a stable solution."

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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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"Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy.""There are performance issues with all of the proxies.""Technical support is an area that requires some improvement."

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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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"In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom.""It's expensive. Clients often go to other products.""Licensing is based on a subscription."

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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 »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The API is very Cisco orientated, which is absolutely fine if you're using Cisco Firepower and SecureX kind of products… more »
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Top Answer: Licensing is based on a subscription. Currently, we have a subscription for three years.
Top Answer: The technical support should be improved.
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
ScanSafe Web Security SaaS
Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance
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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.

A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.

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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
Jefferies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise68%
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Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is ranked 15th in Web Security Gateways with 1 review while Symantec Proxy is ranked 14th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is rated 7.0, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.6. 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 Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with F5 Traffic Management Operating System, Citrix SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead, Exinda and Fortinet FortiProxy.

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