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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the website protection capabilities because it prevents end-users from entering bad sites that potentially have malware or could be used for phishing.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""I think recently with many people working from home, Cisco Umbrella has been very useful. For example, we can manage the device and the network when the employee is not working on the local host. Cisco Umbrella is very valuable for this kind of infrastructure.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""The security and access control features.""Helps block personal email accounts.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs."

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"The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use.""I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""The antiviral sandboxing.""In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to different types of boxes and integrate well with other platforms and vendors. And it doesn't need to have the same kind of box or throughput to have high availability.""The GUI is quite nice."

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"Infoblox offers granularity and advanced DNS protection to mitigate DNS attacks. It's a very secure solution.""The security of the solution is perfect. It's very good at protecting us from attacks.""DHCP is a basic service, and they've been doing it for years, so it's mature and stable."

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Cons
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download.""It could be improved by having a local data center and caching, which can provide protection support. I would like to be able to channel my intel and my network traffic to their clouds, and this feature is not available. Advanced protection or any malware file support, which might be required, is not available.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""The product can be pretty expensive.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies."

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"Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""Overall the software is occupying too much memory space. If they could remedy that, it would be a better experience, because today Windows is occupying too much memory space as well (in terms of the RAM), and this software has also started occupying all the memory. Due to this, I have less space for my other office products and data. I can't, for example, operate a huge Excel sheet or other datasets.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular.""It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel.""A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them."

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"There should be better alerts for when attacks are happening.""The solution is expensive.""There needs to be more capabilities in order to configure the console itself instead of the user interface dashboard. Configuring the DNS or DHCP through the console instead of the GUI dashboard would be better."

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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.""I think it's worth the money.""Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper.""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.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""There is a subscription cost.""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.""The price could be lower."

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"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The price of this solution is reasonable.""Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""The licensing is not expensive."

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Also Known As
OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
Infoblox Secure DNS
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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.   

Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.

Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection (ADP) effectively shields you from the widest range of DNS DDoS attacks, ensuring that you can maintain service uptime for your organization. Minimizing disruptions caused by DDoS and other DNS-based attacks is a key business imperative because DNS provides mission-critical network connectivity. If your DNS is down, your business is down. With ADP you can maintain DNS integrity and stop external and internal DNS DDoS attacks that can take your business offline. ADP eliminates such threats as volumetric attacks, DNS hijacking, cache poisoning and other DNS-specific exploits. A proven solution, it ensures that your customers can always reach your website and other external systems, and it keeps your business up and running 24×7 to maintain customer trust and confidence.

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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
Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
Colruyt Group, Council Rock School District, Danone, GlaxoSmithKline, The Hershey Company 
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Computer Software Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews while Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection is ranked 5th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection writes "An easy initial setup with DNS protection and good granularity". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Cisco Secure Email, whereas Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection is most compared with EfficientIP DNS Guardian, Zscaler Internet Access, Palo Alto Networks DNS Security, Fortinet FortiOS and Fortinet FortiManager. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection report.

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