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"The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.""Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.""The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.""The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.""It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."

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"The most valuable feature of Forcepoint Web Security is creating the easy to install further policies that are deployed through the Forcepoint security manual at some stage. Just drag and drop and the policies are there.""In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.""The antiviral sandboxing.""The spam filter is very effective.""The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint."

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"Its hands-off security and the fact that we don't have to maintain it are the most valuable features.""Monitoring is the most valuable feature because we can easily monitor all kinds of stuff coming over the network. We can check the dashboard and work accordingly.""This solution provides a DLP on the cloud and very few people have a scanning device for data at rest.""The performance is good."

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"The solution's technical support is not very good.""Security, overall, can always be improved.""I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.""Support for multiple domains is important to us.""I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.""It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."

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"The firewall doesn't have any features because some customers are requesting they will install the firewall without licensing. At this time we cannot go further without licensing. Licensing is a must with Forcepoint Web Security firewalls.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""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.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized."

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"They automatically update and they should give us time to fully understand what they're updating so that we can make sure it doesn't impact production.""One thing that would help is if we could get a guide. With Cisco, for example, you can just type the problem regarding your Cisco product and you will easily get your solution. In Palo Alto, however, it's not easy to find the solutions.""I would like to see support for custom applications.""The price can be reduced to make it more competitive."

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"There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.""Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.""Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""Cisco has a model called ELA. With ELA, if you buy the solution you will have the complete security portfolio and you can pay it yearly or after three years, it depends on the contract.""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."

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"The pricing on Forcepoint Web Security is fair. Fair pricing at current market rates, if you are comparing with the competition.""The licensing is not expensive.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."

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"Actually the solution is very expensive. I don't know the particulars since the purchasing team dealt with it.""The pricing for this solution is on the higher end.""Compared to other products, the price is slightly high."

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OpenDNSForcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITONPalo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS, Prisma SaaS, Palo Alto Networks Aperture, Aperture
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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.

Since software as a service is so easy, use of SaaS applications is exploding. Because of that simplicity, though, the security risks of SaaS are also on the rise. Unsanctioned SaaS apps can expose sensitive data and propagate malware, and even sanctioned SaaS adoption can increase the risk of data exposure, breaches and noncompliance. By offering advanced data protection and consistency across applications, Prisma SaaS reins in the risks. It addresses your cloud access security broker needs and provides advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat prevention. Now you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

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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, VeriClaimAdventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, ToyotaUniversity of Arkansas
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Integrator7%
University7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise60%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, Forcepoint and others in Web Security Gateways. Updated: October 2020.
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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Security Gateways with 10 reviews while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 4th in Cloud Access Security Brokers with 4 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks 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 Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks writes "Protects cloud data at rest and sends valuable notifications in a timely manner". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Secure Email, McAfee Web Protection, Symantec Secure Web Gateway and Netskope CASB, whereas Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Dome9, Netskope CASB, Microsoft Cloud App Security and McAfee MVISION Cloud.

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