We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs."
"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 most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has been a boon."
"The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes."
"Cisco Umbrella is such a solution and can be implemented very fast and easy. All that we must do is redirect the DNS registers in their routers, or the active directory service of the enterprise that are going to use in Umbrella services. If you buy the service now, in two hours you are protected by the service because it's very fast to put in service."
"Web proxy adds an effective layer for security."
"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."
"Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available."
"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available."
"Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use."
"The GUI is quite nice."
"I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable."
"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."
"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."
"For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine."
"The antiviral sandboxing."
"One of the valuable features of the solution is that everything is on the cloud. It has no on-premise hardware to deal with."
"The solution has some useful features, such as microservices. They have sandboxing that allows the prevention, encryption, and remote browser isolation."
"It is for secure web trafficking, and it is doing what it needs to do. It allows customers to consolidate and eliminate multiple technologies onto Netskope and just kind of turn the dial and use more features, such as CASB, VPN. SWG is another feature. You can monitor and govern all the traffic."
"We've found the solution to be quite stable."
"I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."
"I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy"
"I would like to see more integrability with other products."
"User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive."
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."
"There are cheaper solutions in the market"
"The pricing could always be a little bit better."
"They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."
"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."
"A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration."
"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."
"In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device."
"I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them."
"The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do."
"But the deployment could be easier. It might take from one day to three days. Usually, that involves an engineer from the vendor and a working team at the enterprise."
"It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel."
"Cost competitiveness is its area of improvement. They will have to figure out how can they strategically price it because there are a few players in the game who have been doing it for a long time. They will have to figure out how to go to market on the pricing."
"The solution could improve the features for Zero Trust Network Access. They should add more security components to that module."
"The initial setup is a bit complex in that it takes a lot of time. In order to get the product to work as you need it to, there is a lot of configuration required."
"The stability of the solution to be very good. It is not the best and could improve but it is better than other solutions, such as Forcepoint."
"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."
"Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."
"There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."
"There is a subscription cost."
"The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."
"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."
"I think it's worth the money."
"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 to optimize the costs."
"The licensing is not expensive."
"Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway."
"The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."
"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."
"The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive."
"The price of this solution is reasonable."
"The license model is based on the number of users. You have the possibility to have 10,000 users if you wish."
"We pay a licensing fee of $10,000 on a yearly basis."
OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided byincrease 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.
Netskope’s Next Generation SWG is a cloud-based web security solution that prevents malware, detects advanced threats, filters by category, protects data, and controls app use for any user, location, device. It unifies our industry-leading CASB, SWG, and DLP into common policy controls with custom reporting and rich metadata for ad-hoc queries.
Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews while Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway is ranked 11th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 4 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway 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 Next Gen Secure Web Gateway writes "Scalable with good technical support and very good data leak prevention". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Netskope CASB and Trend Micro Web Security, whereas Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Menlo Security Secure Web Gateway, Fortinet FortiGate SWG, Cato Networks and Zscaler SASE. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway report.
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