Compare Cisco Umbrella vs. Infoblox Secure DNS

Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Internet Security with 11 reviews while Infoblox Secure DNS is ranked 5th in Internet Security with 1 review. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.6, while Infoblox Secure DNS 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 Secure DNS writes "Helped us protect our internal environment by mitigating and stopping attacks by using DNS protocols and queries". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Secure DNS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas Infoblox Secure DNS is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS.
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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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Infoblox Secure DNS helped us protect our internal environment by mitigating and stopping attacks through the Internet using DNS protocols and queries.Centralized management of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM helped us a lot in simplifying and automating the management of network and services.Grid high availability technology ensured network reliability, resilient network services, failover, recovery, and seamless maintenance.

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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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I think only the technical documentation and administration of box could be a little bit 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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Ranking
1st
out of 12 in Internet Security
Views
28,305
Comparisons
16,826
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
548
Avg. Rating
8.6
5th
out of 12 in Internet Security
Views
5,350
Comparisons
4,162
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
201
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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.   

DNS is one of the fastest growing attack vectors because it’s essential for network connectivity, and current security solutions are not designed to protect it. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other external and internal DNS-based threats can flood your DNS server with malicious requests, bringing down your network. These attacks can redirect users to harmful Internet destinations, exfiltrate data, and expose your customers and business to additional risks. Security technologies such as NextGen firewalls, IPS, and generic DDoS solutions do not understand DNS and are unable to prevent specific attacks such as DNS cache poisoning, DNS hijacking, reflection attacks, amplification attacks, and many others.

With Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, you can comprehensively defend your DNS server from the widest range of DNS-based attacks, while maintaining service availability and business continuity.

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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, VeriClaimColruyt Group, Council Rock School District, Danone, GlaxoSmithKline, The Hershey Company
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Financial Services Firm25%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Retailer6%
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Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm11%
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