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Pros
"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""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.""I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up."

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"Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use.""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.""I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""The antiviral sandboxing.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine."

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"Almost everyone who uses it is happy about the product. I don't get any types of complaints from my clients.""The installation is easy and doesn't take long. The program speedy and doesn't crash. It doesn't consume computer hardware or software.""When compared with other products, Webroot DNS Protection is the best to secure the end users.""The dashboard of the solution is a valuable feature."

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Cons
"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""It's a very new product, so it's quite immature at the moment. It can be more user friendly.""It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs.""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella."

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"The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""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.""A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration.""Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.""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.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved."

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"If the solution could integrate with FortiGate where there would only be a need of one dashboard instead of having to set policies on our firewall and our DNS, this would be helpful.""Reporting is not done in real-time. Rather, it is done in 15-minute intervales. This is something that should be configurable by the admin.""It needs to be more secure for production environments.""The reporting system needs improvement. They should make is that we can customize it so we can add, remove or change its interface but they use a template. The reports cannot be changed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""The price could be lower.""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 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.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""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.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization."

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"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 licensing is not expensive.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""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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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: When compared with other products, Webroot DNS Protection is the best to secure the end users.
Top Answer: Reporting is not done in real-time. Rather, it is done in 15-minute intervales. This is something that should be… more »
Top Answer: We deploy this solution for our customers and understand the customer's requirements.
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
SecureAnywhere DNS Protection
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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.

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection offers a quick, straightforward, and highly effective way to secure the DNS protocol connection against cyberattacks. With advanced reporting on more than 80 URL categories, admins gain greater visibility than ever, reduce risk, and can tailor usage policies to their organization's unique needs.

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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
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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 Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider24%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
Media Company3%
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%
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Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews while Webroot DNS Protection is ranked 6th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 4 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Webroot DNS Protection is rated 9.0. 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 Webroot DNS Protection writes "Good application for internet users looking to secure their domain data". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Trend Micro Web Security, McAfee Web Protection and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, whereas Webroot DNS Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access and TitanHQ WebTitan.

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