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Pros
"The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Helps block personal email accounts."

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"It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products.""It is simpler to configure. It is not like Cisco Firepower, where you go crazy trying to follow the Cisco documentation to figure out how to configure one little thing. Unlike Cisco Firepower, where you can't do everything through the web interface and you have got to do some command line stuff, Fortinet FortiGate SWG is simpler. There are four different things in Cisco to get in, which is not the case with Fortinet FortiGate SWG. It is one of my favorite solutions to work with. I would much rather work with it than Cisco Firepower, for example. Even though I've got 20 years of Cisco experience with different firewalls, I would much prefer this solution.""The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow.""The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage.""The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good."

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"The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported.""The most valuable feature is the caching.""It's a stable solution.""It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.""The solution is scalable."

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Cons
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""Data reporting could be improved."

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"They have not yet extended to the cloud.""Their technical support could be improved a little bit in terms of responsiveness.""I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate. Currently, we need to develop APIs to use this interface.""The solution has many heightened points which we cannot get to without working on CLI.""The solution could improve by having some additional features, such as IBS and better cloud administration."

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"Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy.""There are performance issues with all of the proxies.""Technical support is an area that requires some improvement.""The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.""The solution could improve by having better documentation."

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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.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""I think it's worth the money.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""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.""There is a subscription cost."

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"It is less expensive than a Cisco solution.""It is around $50,000 per month.""There is a need to pay for a license for the product.""The price is relatively expensive compared to other solutions which are providing similar features."

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"In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom.""It's expensive. Clients often go to other products.""Licensing is based on a subscription.""The price is too expensive compared with that of another solution."

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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: 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: 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… more »
Top Answer: The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction… more »
Top Answer: I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.
Top Answer: The price is too expensive compared with that of another solution. We have a three-year licence.
Top Answer: The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
FortiGate SWG, FortiGate Secure Web Gateway
Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance
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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.   

As Enterprises continue to rearchitect their WAN Edge with rapid migration of applications to the cloud, the attack surface at the remote sites/branch locations continues to increase. This risk is especially high for web-based traffic, as web-based threat continue to be one of the primary attack vectors. As attack techniques become more advanced and versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure against external and internal risks. Fortinet's secure web gateway provides flexible deployment options to protect against internet-based threats without compromising on end-user experience.

A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.

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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
Salt Lake County, Catholic College Bendigo, Azienda Unita Sanitaria
Jefferies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company23%
Healthcare Company6%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government12%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise63%
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Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 6th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 5 reviews while Symantec Proxy is ranked 15th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 5 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate SWG is rated 7.8, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Easier to configure than other solutions, really reliable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, iboss and Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Citrix SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead and Exinda. See our Fortinet FortiGate SWG vs. Symantec Proxy report.

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