We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Generally, most of our customers are happy with it though."
"The most valuable aspect for us is the fact that the product seamlessly integrates with the Forcepoint DLP."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of management. It's important."
"The most valuable feature is the seamless integration across different clouds."
"All of the features are valuable because all of the features are related."
"It is very easy to use, which is what we look for in these types of solutions."
"We have become more aware of what services our users are using, how often they are using them, and what data is being sent out of the organization and to which services. So, it is really a lot about visibility and helping us make decisions based on that. It drives some of our policy decisions for adding extra security controls."
"Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out."
"The feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly."
"Threat detection is its key feature, and that's why we use this tool. It gives an alert if a PC is attacked or there is any kind of anomaly, such as there is a spike in sending emails or we see an unauthorized website being accessed. So, it keeps us on our toes. We get to know that there is something wrong, and we can isolate the user and find any issues with it. So, threat detection is very robust in this tool."
"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."
"Integration is an area of the solution that needs to be improved."
"The solution needs to be easier to install, and they need to clean up the backend, so stuff doesn't break."
"Generally, the pricing can always be improved along with the management system."
"The interface needs to be more user-friendly."
"I would like for it to be available on Mac and for it to support all of the features of Microsoft financing products. It is really for Windows."
"This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage."
"They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing."
"In the future, I would like to see more plug-and-play capabilities that use AI to tell you what needs to be done. It would be helpful if it scanned our devices and made security suggestions, on a configuration basis."
"It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft."
"The response time could be better. It will be helpful if the alerts are even more proactive and we can see more data. Currently, the data is a little bit weak. It is not complete. I can't just see it and completely know which user or which device it is. It takes some effort and time on my part to investigate and isolate a user. It would be great if it is more user-friendly or easy for people to understand."
"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."
"The pricing really depends on the size of the customer's business because it is price-relevant to the environment."
"We have an educational licensing agreement. It's a customer agreement for multiple years."
"This product is not expensive."
"Our clients normally use the Microsoft E1 licensing, which is renewed yearly."
"The pricing is a little bit high but right now, we are okay with it because of the compatibility with Office 365, Teams, and Azure AD."
"I'm not totally involved in the pricing part, but I think its pricing is quite aggressive, and its price is quite similar to Netskope. Netskope has separate licensing fees or additional charges if you want to monitor certain SaaS services, whereas, with MCAS, you get 5,000 applications with their Office 365. It is all bundled, and there's no cost for using that. You only have the operational costs. In the country I am in, it is a bit difficult to get people with the required skill sets."
"Its pricing is on the higher side. Its price is definitely very high for a small-scale company. As an enterprise client, we do get benefits from Microsoft. We get a discounted price because of the number of users we have in our company. We have a premier package, and with that, we do get a lot of discounts. There are no additional costs. It only comes in the top-tier packages. Generally, the top-tier license is the best license that you can get for your organization. If you want, you can buy it separately, but that's not a good idea."
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The Skyfence Cloud Gateway is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that provides visibility and control over sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps to enable their safe and productive use. Organizations can use this cloud security service to discover SaaS applications in use and assess related risks. They can also enforce controls to prevent account-centric threats, meet compliance requirements, and protect user accounts and data in the cloud. With Imperva Skyfence, users get the apps they want and IT gets the visibility and control they need
Microsoft Cloud App Security is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can:
- Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security
- Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate
- Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment
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Forcepoint CASB is ranked 11th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 2 reviews while Microsoft Cloud App Security is ranked 3rd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 11 reviews. Forcepoint CASB is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Cloud App Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Forcepoint CASB writes "Needs better backend code, requires stronger technical support, and the initial setup should be easier". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Cloud App Security writes "Integrates well and helps us in protecting sensitive information, but takes time to scan and apply the policies and cannot detect everything we need". Forcepoint CASB is most compared with Akamai Enterprise Application Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker, whereas Microsoft Cloud App Security is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management. See our Forcepoint CASB vs. Microsoft Cloud App Security report.
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