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

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The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.The most valuable feature is load balancing.The agility to per-packet direct application flows.Proactively detects where problems might arise.The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time.The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network.

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The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities.Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them.Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.

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Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.Data reporting could be improved.They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.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.I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.

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There is no security included, which is something that should be improved.There is room for improvement with respect to security.The cost of VeloCloud could be lowered.Complex deployment and integration.Reports could be simplified.VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features.Technical support is in need of improvement.

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The smaller units lack a lot of functionality.The support needs to be improved.We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the customers can have bigger chunk from the SD-WAN side so that customers can have critical data be transferred with NPS VPN and non-critical data or some labeled traffic can be transferred by the SD-WAN network. I think it's a very important direction for digital transformation.The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.

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The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.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 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.Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.

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The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet.The price of this solution should be lower.The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price.

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The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market.

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Top Answer: VeloCloud offers a hybrid deployment model i.e. you can have MPLS and SD WAN running simultaneously while Cisco only supports single deployment scenario.
Top Answer: Cisco SD-WAN has a true software defined architecture separating out the Control, Data and Management/Orchestration layers. It has the best in breed hardware, routing capabilities, integrated Security… more »
Top Answer:  The agility to per-packet direct application flows.
Top Answer: Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.
Top Answer: The price is consist of several aspects but it makes sense for the market. For the SD-WAN solution, it's not just the pricing for accreditations from the solution side. We need to combine the hardware… more »
Top Answer: We need to think about how to leverage the MPLS-VPN customers, so to integrate the SD-WAN network. We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the… more »
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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.   

VeloCloud provides bandwidth expansion as well as direct optimal access to enterprise and cloud applications, and data. It also enables virtual services insertion in cloud and on premise — while dramatically improving operational automation. VeloCloud SD-WAN enables the use of wired or wireless broadband Internet with or without traditional MPLS to create enterprise grade wide area networks with increased bandwidth, high performance access to cloud, service insertion and extensive network visibility.

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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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, VeriClaimRedmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPMCenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
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Financial Services Firm23%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider29%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider26%
Retailer5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Insurance Company4%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise42%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise33%
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VeloCloud is ranked 6th in SD-WAN with 7 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 8th in SD-WAN with 4 reviews. VeloCloud is rated 8.0, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of VeloCloud writes "Easy to use and the Dynamic Multipath Optimization is useful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". VeloCloud is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, CloudGenix and Cato Networks, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, CloudGenix and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our VeloCloud vs. Versa FlexVNF report.

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