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Pros
"Cisco Umbrella is a totally different solution. They are the first to come up with this idea of security. It's a totally new concept of security for everybody, for every time, real time, perfectionism.""Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business within a business day. It is pretty simple and straightforward to install and configure. Its remit is reasonably clearly defined. When you look at solutions like Darktrace and Carbon Black, the mission objective isn't as clearly defined. Cisco Umbrella, Sophos Central, or some of the other solutions have a more standardized approach to antivirus, which includes enhanced response from the machine learning or deep learning perspective.""The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.""We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable."

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"The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.""It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting.""The spam filter is very effective.""The antiviral sandboxing.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient."

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"They are very good at CASB as compared to other players.""I have found the most useful features to be the Web Secure Gateway, CASB, infrastructural service scanning, and Zero Trust.""It's a comprehensive security portfolio solution.""Netskope is a really good product. I cannot segregate which features are the most valuable. We find most of the features to be valuable. It gives us what we are looking for.""The feature that I like best is the GUI.""It has hundreds of features and many of them are useful.""A very straightforward interface.""Its deployment is very easy and quick. Their technical support is also very good."

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Cons
"Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""It's a very new product, so it's quite immature at the moment. It can be more user friendly.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella.""The pricing could always be a little bit better."

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"In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""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.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""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.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration."

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"Support services could definitely be improved. Support is the one area that can always use improvement. It's an evolving thing, so based on demand and based on market requirement and the way market is moving towards.""Setting up policies is something that we having been doing, and if the vendor were to provide example use cases that included different implementation options then it would be very useful for us.""In some cases, when you have a lot of policies, it can get confusing for users and you can get lost in the GUI.""The initial setup is complex and should be simplified.""Compatibility with other proxy polars would be helpful.""They can focus more on ease of admin, ease of use, and ease of migration. Migration should be simple for companies that are using a different platform and would like to move to Netskope. Everyone looks for a simple migration. They can also focus more on cloud services and cloud trends. They have to see the cloud market, and they should try to compete with Zscaler and other players. They should also work on licensing costs.""Lacking in local customer support.""There could be better integration with other solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high.""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 of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""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.""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."

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

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"Licensing is on a yearly basis.""They should work on licensing costs.""The price of the solution is fair but it depends on your use case.""The pricing is competitive.""There is a license required for this solution and there are many licensing models available. For example, what applications are covered as part of the license."

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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: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… 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: In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to… more »
Top Answer: There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.
Top Answer: We researched Netskope but ultimately chose Zscaler. Netskope is a cloud access security broker that helps identify… more »
Top Answer: The client size and architectural components in Netskope are far better than other solutions.
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution and there are many licensing models available. For example, what… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
Netskope
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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.
Netskope™ is the leading cloud access security broker (CASB). Only the Netskope Active PlatformTM provides discovery, deep visibility, and granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, businesses can move fast, with 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
NetApp, Genomic Health, Caterpillar, Apollo, Pandora, Continental Resources, Fractal, infinera, Tesla
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Security Firm6%
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 Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Consumer Goods Company22%
Security Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, Forcepoint and others in Secure Web Gateways (SWG). Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews while Netskope CASB is ranked 3rd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 13 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Netskope CASB is rated 8.6. 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 Netskope CASB writes "Easy to set up with good automation and offers good training materials". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Webroot DNS Protection, whereas Netskope CASB is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Bitglass.

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