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"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.""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."

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"It's a comprehensive security portfolio solution.""A very straightforward interface.""It has hundreds of features and many of them are useful.""Technical support is pretty good.""They are very good at CASB as compared to other players.""Their technical support is very good.""Its deployment is very easy and quick. Their technical support is also very good.""The feature that I like best is the GUI."

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"The monitoring and threat protection were the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to monitor for threats is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The active directory integration is very valuable as we can connect to the list of users that we have and the cloud control, the blocking, the access control of the cloud, can be handled by this product."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"Compatibility with other proxy polars would be helpful.""Lacking in local customer support.""The initial setup is complex and should be simplified.""The configuration in the cloud model could be improved upon.""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.""They could improve their mobile agents as they have some limitations.""It should have user behavior analysis and diverse analysis.""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."

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"The data security needs improvement. We should be able to leverage it a bit better for situations where someone may be trying to upload documents onto the cloud application.""The solution should work to incorporate some machine learning policies like IDM and VML.""It's a niche product. Not many people use it, and therefore there isn't as much of a knowledge base surrounding it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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."

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"They should work on licensing costs.""The pricing is competitive.""Licensing is on a yearly basis.""The price of the solution is fair but it depends on your use case."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has… more »
Top Answer: When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based… more »
Top Answer: One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of… more »
Top Answer: The automation offered by the product is pretty solid.
Top Answer: The solution is designed as a SaaS. The pricing could always be better, and they need to strengthen their relationship… more »
Top Answer: The solution is always evolving and adding new features. However, I can't think of an area where it is specifically… more »
Top Answer: The active directory integration is very valuable as we can connect to the list of users that we have and the cloud… more »
Top Answer: One thing I noticed is that it's probably true of all the SaaS products is that the people who buy the product get the… more »
Top Answer: The product should have release notes. One thing I noticed was when you block people who have sessions already… more »
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OpenDNS
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CloudSOC, Symantec CloudSOC
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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.   

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.

The Symantec CloudSOC platform enables companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure and compliant. It provides visibility into shadow IT, governance over data in cloud apps, and protection against threats targeting cloud accounts.

CloudSOC takes a data science approach to security using machine learning at its core and leveraging native SaaS APIs, real-time traffic processing and other data sources to provide insightful visualization and intuitive controls.

CloudSOC offers a cloud audit for Shadow IT plus granular transaction visibility, user behavior analytics (UBA), threat detection, data governance and DLP, security controls and post-incident forensic analysis for sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps.

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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
NetApp, Genomic Health, Caterpillar, Apollo, Pandora, Continental Resources, Fractal, infinera, Tesla
Globe Telecom
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Security Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company43%
Security Firm29%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company11%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise61%
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Netskope CASB is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 11 reviews while Symantec CloudSOC CASB is ranked 7th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 3 reviews. Netskope CASB is rated 8.6, while Symantec CloudSOC CASB is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Netskope CASB writes "Easy to set up with good automation and offers good training materials". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec CloudSOC CASB writes "Good for blocking access, very scalable, and quite reliable". Netskope CASB is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Cato Networks, whereas Symantec CloudSOC CASB is most compared with Microsoft Cloud App Security, McAfee MVISION Cloud, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler SASE and Oracle CASB Cloud Service. See our Netskope CASB vs. Symantec CloudSOC CASB report.

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