Compare Cisco Umbrella vs. Cisco Web Security Appliance

Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 11 reviews while Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 10th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.6, while Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Offers protection from DNS-based attacks and improves visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "Technical support is good but the feature awareness needs to be better". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Secure DNS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with . See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Cisco Web Security Appliance report.
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Pros
It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.It has helped reduce my unit's security events.Threats never come close to your network with security at the DNS level​.

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The technical support is good. It is reactive and the documentation is very specific and very useful.The setup was very easy and straightforward.

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Cons
It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.Support for multiple domains is important to us.I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.Security, overall, can always be improved.The solution's technical support is not very good.Some countries don't have a DNS server leading to a domain resolution IP, not at a local level.Its DNS service does not support IPv6 query.

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The FTD 21 model's Firepower Threat Defense does not have the multi-instance feature for the virtualization with the physical equipment.The solution is not very compatible with other products.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.The price could be lower.The product is pricey compared to Cisco Firepower.It needs a better price point.

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When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.The pricing is too high.

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1st
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29,912
Comparisons
18,201
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
548
Avg. Rating
8.6
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70
Comparisons
16
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
122
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
OpenDNSCisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
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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.   

For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

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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, VeriClaimNew South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
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Financial Services Firm25%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Healthcare Company13%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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