Compare Cisco Umbrella vs. Infoblox DNS Firewall

Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 11 reviews while Infoblox DNS Firewall is ranked 9th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.6, while Infoblox DNS Firewall 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 Infoblox DNS Firewall writes "Good granularity for control and checks DNS queries completely". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Secure DNS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Infoblox DNS Firewall is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Infoblox DNS Firewall 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 most valuable feature of this solution is the granularity for which you can categorize what you want to block versus what you don't want to block.With the model we have, we are able to scale very easily if we need to.The most important features for us are preventing DDOS DNS attacks.

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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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We would like to see more reporting capabilities that are now offered only with the on-premises reporting appliance.The dashboard and reporting features need improvement. The user needs more informative dashboards so they can get to the results directly without getting deep in the report to get to the information.Endpoint solutions need to improved.

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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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The licensing is set up such that you pay for the number of active users that you're defending at the moment.

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OpenDNS
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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.   

Infoblox DNS Firewall is the leading DNS-based network security solution which effectively contains and controls malware communications and prevents data exfiltration, thereby securing your assets and business. It also provides insights on threats, helps isolate infected devices for remediation, and stays current with the evolving threat landscape through an automated threat intelligence feed.

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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, VeriClaimCouncil Rock School District
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Financial Services Firm29%
K 12 Educational Company Or School12%
Healthcare Company12%
Media Company6%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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