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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. TitanHQ WebTitan and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Helps block personal email accounts."

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"The setup was very easy and straightforward.""The technical support is good. It is reactive and the documentation is very specific and very useful.""This solution offers categorization for YouTube and other specific applications from Facebook to WhatsApp, which can be controlled whether it's on mobile or PC.""The most valuable feature is that we can use it as a proxy.""This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities.""It also has high availability.""Cisco is the best in giving technical support. There is no doubt about that.""The most valuable feature is security."

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"The solution offers very good self-authentication. It has a lot of protocols and ways to authenticate users by ID, or by Active Directory Integration. It's able to take credentials from the Active Directory Domain Controllers.""The web content filter is the most valuable feature."

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Cons
"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.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved."

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"The solution is not very compatible with other products.""The FTD 21 model's Firepower Threat Defense does not have the multi-instance feature for the virtualization with the physical equipment.""Technical support needs to be improved because they take a very long time and there is no communication or notification.""They need a better graphical interface, and they need a better ISE mechanism.""The licensing model needs to be more flexible.""If a user wants to use it for other devices like mobile or smartphones, this product isn't so reliable.""The one thing I don't like about Cisco is that they are very much fragmented in terms of providing the complete solution. They keep on breaking their different feature sets into different boxes.""The GUI is not user-friendly, so it needs to improve or be simplified."

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"There are some small bugs in the real-time login environment. There is a real-time login and you can see which URLs are blocked or allowed for every user. They should make sure this is resolved in future releases.""The Oauth1 protocol has a lot of issues with authentication and it made it very difficult to initially authenticate with the API."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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.""There is a subscription cost."

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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.""Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it."

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"The cost could be lower, though it is not currently prohibitive for larger companies."

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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.… 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… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.
Top Answer: Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it.
Top Answer: Sometimes reporting is a little bit short. Cisco has always put more emphasis on developing big products that are very… more »
Top Answer: The web content filter is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The cost could be lower, though it is not currently prohibitive for larger companies. I would suggest doing your… more »
Top Answer: The Oauth1 protocol has a lot of issues with authentication and it made it very difficult to initially authenticate with… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
OpenDNS
Cisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
WebTitan, WebTitan Web Filter
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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.   

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).

WebTitan is a powerful web filter providing protection from web based security threats and advanced web and dns filtering control to businesses around the world. WebTitan Cloud is a DNS based web filtering solution, hosted and managed by TitanHQ in our shared cloud environment. This cloud based dns web filtering solution provides complete protection from online threats such as viruses, malware, ransomware, phishing and comprehensive content filtering. WebTitan Cloud is a low maintenance solution that can be set up in five minutes to stop your users from accessing inappropriate content online. Our intelligent content categorization combines industry leading anti-virus and cloud based architecture. This makes the WebTitan Cloud DNS filter an ideal solution for organizations needing maximum protection and minimal maintenance.

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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
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
Clarks, Pepsi, Purple, Comcast, Virgin, McDonalds, Sprint, Adtran, Xirrus, Eir, ViaSat
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Construction Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise20%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. TitanHQ WebTitan and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 11 reviews while TitanHQ WebTitan is ranked 7th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 2 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.6, while TitanHQ WebTitan is rated 9.6. 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, the top reviewer of TitanHQ WebTitan writes "Easy to implement, lots of filtering options and very stable". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, McAfee Web Gateway and Symantec Secure Web Gateway, whereas TitanHQ WebTitan is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, DNSFilter, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Webroot DNS Protection. See our Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. TitanHQ WebTitan report.

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