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Pros
"Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""Helps block personal email accounts.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""I have found the malware protection feature valuable. It is helpful and deliverable and is able to protect my entire organization from getting compromised. It also prevents us from visiting any malicious sites which are not visible to the users.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes."

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"The most valuable feature is the caching.""The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported.""It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.""The solution is scalable.""It's a stable solution."

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Cons
"Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved.""The API is very Cisco orientated, which is absolutely fine if you're using Cisco Firepower and SecureX kind of products, but if you want to integrate with third parties, it is a bit tricky. There are some key API connectors for the more prevalent SIEM tools. I would really like to see in Cisco Umbrella the ability to create customized reports and then assign the rights to view these reports to people within a group. I should be able to create a customized report, which is viewable by anybody who has the rights. I should be able to create groups within Cisco Umbrella, and then assign reports to groups and have those reports split out automatically only to those groups. I can kind of do it by restricting my email list, but it is a half-complete way of doing it.""I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."

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"The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.""The solution could improve by having better documentation.""Technical support is an area that requires some improvement.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could be lower.""I think it's worth the money.""The price depends on the use case, and it's a bit linear. But it depends on the customer's strategy and how Cisco plans to optimize the costs.""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 access to the pricing at a level that you cannot compete because they do not have uniform pricing. Not everybody gets fair pricing. Unless you are one of the real major corporations selling the solution your ability to compete is impossible. Cisco will acknowledge the situation and assure you next time it will be in your favor but it never becomes favorable for you. Cisco is not very good in this regard. However, Umbrella is good.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""The price should be slightly lower than the current price because if you look at the whole solution, it is simply a threat intelligence solution to block blacklisted things. The price should be lower looking at the features provided by the solution. The price isn't too high either, but it could be lower.""In the region I'm from, that of EMAR, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and Africa, our organizations do not have many liquid cash assets, so the price could be better.""There is a subscription cost."

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried. Zscaler Internet Access is a good option for carrying out multiple security… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native solution, unifying multiple features like DNS-layer security, threat… more »
Top Answer: I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security.
Top Answer: It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.
Top Answer: The price is too expensive compared with that of another solution. We have a three-year licence.
Top Answer: The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.
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OpenDNS
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.   

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
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government10%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while Symantec Proxy is ranked 15th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 5 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Segmenting email and web proxy features stand out but missing pieces leave holes to be filled". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Palo Alto Networks DNS Security, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Exinda, Steelhead and Citrix SD-WAN. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Symantec Proxy report.

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