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"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.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices."

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"It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products.""It is simpler to configure. It is not like Cisco Firepower, where you go crazy trying to follow the Cisco documentation to figure out how to configure one little thing. Unlike Cisco Firepower, where you can't do everything through the web interface and you have got to do some command line stuff, Fortinet FortiGate SWG is simpler. There are four different things in Cisco to get in, which is not the case with Fortinet FortiGate SWG. It is one of my favorite solutions to work with. I would much rather work with it than Cisco Firepower, for example. Even though I've got 20 years of Cisco experience with different firewalls, I would much prefer this solution.""The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow.""The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage."

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Cons
"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.""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.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."

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"They have not yet extended to the cloud.""Their technical support could be improved a little bit in terms of responsiveness.""I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate. Currently, we need to develop APIs to use this interface.""The solution has many heightened points which we cannot get to without working on CLI."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""I think it's worth the money.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway."

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"It is less expensive than a Cisco solution.""It is around $50,000 per month.""There is a need to pay for a license for the product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has been a boon.
Top Answer: When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based solution, but if the customer starts shopping around, someone is going to have… more »
Top Answer: One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of them will not integrate well with Umbrella. Sometimes when you want to use… more »
Top Answer: The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow.
Top Answer: I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate… more »
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OpenDNS
FortiGate 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.   

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, VeriClaim
Salt Lake County, Catholic College Bendigo, Azienda Unita Sanitaria
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company19%
Healthcare Company7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 11th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 4 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Offers protection from DNS-based attacks and improves visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Easier to configure than other solutions, really reliable, and scalable". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Azure DNS, whereas Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, iboss, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Fortinet FortiGate SWG report.

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