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Pros
"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 initial setup is very straightforward.""It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.""The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.""The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.""It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in."

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"The scalability of the solution is great."

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Cons
"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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"Dependencies of applications sometimes is a bit confusing.""Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.""I would like to see better pricing and an easier logging process. Also, if there was a way to log a global log, everything could go onto the system. It would be better if there was a third log, otherwise one would have to do everything manually.""The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.""Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful.""The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes."

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"There are latency issues with the solution. They are small, however, they are there when you compare it to other vendors."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 licensing cost is about 18,000 euros.""This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license."

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Also Known As
OpenDNSPalo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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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.   

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

For the last 30 years, networks have been connecting users to applications in the data center, which was surrounded by a secure perimeter to keep apps and data safe from the outside. But with applications moving to the cloud, IoT becoming more common, and users connecting from everywhere, network security is no longer able to solve the fundamental challenge of security and is instead adding significant complexity and cost.

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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, VeriClaimConcord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of ChilliwackSiemens, AutoNation, GE, NOV
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm23%
Consumer Goods Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise59%
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Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 4th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 6 reviews while Zscaler SASE is ranked 10th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 1 review. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4, while Zscaler SASE is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Stable with good posture checking and relatively easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler SASE writes "Excellent scalability, good performance, and very nice private access features". Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, F5 BIG-IP and Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, whereas Zscaler SASE is most compared with Cato Networks, Cloudflare Access, Netskope CASB and Versa FlexVNF.

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