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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ease of installation."

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"The security and access control features.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""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.""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.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job."

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Cons
"Azure needs to add domain registration to the DNS service."

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"Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""It could be improved by having a local data center and caching, which can provide protection support. I would like to be able to channel my intel and my network traffic to their clouds, and this feature is not available. Advanced protection or any malware file support, which might be required, is not available.""In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""The pricing could always be a little bit better.""The pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate."

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"The price could be lower.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""I think it's worth the money.""There is a subscription cost.""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.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""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.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Azure DNS is a hosting service of DNS domains. It has excellent operating time and performance, resulting in fast resolution. We like the ability to view everything in the Azure portal - this makes… more »
Top Answer:  Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried. Zscaler Internet Access is a good option for carrying out multiple security… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native solution, unifying multiple features like DNS-layer security, threat… 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 helps create innovative reports for security.
Ranking
3rd
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25
Average Words per Review
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8.4
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Overview

Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains, providing name resolution using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. By hosting your domains in Azure, you can manage your DNS records using the same credentials, APIs, tools, and billing as your other Azure services.

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.   

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Sample Customers
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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
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm5%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%

Azure DNS is ranked 3rd in Managed DNS with 1 review while Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews. Azure DNS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure DNS writes "Easy to install and the support is good but DNS redundancy needs to be added". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Segmenting email and web proxy features stand out but missing pieces leave holes to be filled". Azure DNS is most compared with Amazon Route 53, Cloudflare DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Akamai Fast DNS and Dyn, whereas Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Web Security Appliance.

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