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"There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""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."

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"The pricing is too high.""When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.""I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.""Licensing fees are based on the number of users.""Regarding Cisco price-wise, it is always on a bit on the higher side."

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OpenDNSCisco WSA, Cisco Web SecurityFortiProxy
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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).

As attacks become more versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure from malicious web traffic, websites, and viruses. Fortinet's secure web gateway, FortiProxy, addresses these issues with one, unified product to protect against web attacks with URL filtering, advanced threat defense, and malware protection. Defend end-users from internet-borne threats and enforce policy compliance.

Secure Web Gateway addresses a set of overlapping security problems within one product. Using one solution which protects against web attacks with URL filtering, advanced threat defense and malware protection to defend users from internet-borne threats and help enforce internet policy compliance.

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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 Firm23%
Consumer Goods Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, Bitglass and others in Web Security Gateways. Updated: September 2020.
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Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Web Security Gateways with 9 reviews while Fortinet FortiProxy is ranked 20th in Web Security Gateways. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiProxy is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "We always hear from our customers that this is one of the products that they are very satisfied with". On the other hand, Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Fortinet FortiProxy is most compared with .

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