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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Umbrella vs. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has been a boon.""I have found the malware protection feature valuable. It is helpful and deliverable and is able to protect my entire organization from getting compromised. It also prevents us from visiting any malicious sites which are not visible to the users.""Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services.""The security and access control features.""Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available.""The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT."

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"In terms of functionality, Forcepoint is the best web proxy available.""It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting.""I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""The GUI is quite nice.""In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to different types of boxes and integrate well with other platforms and vendors. And it doesn't need to have the same kind of box or throughput to have high availability.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use."

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"Data reporting could be improved.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""The pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate.""Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of them will not integrate well with Umbrella. Sometimes when you want to use technology, such as Always On VPN, it will not work. There are some looming issues as one type of technology starts to crossover with Umbrella. That is the challenge and Umbrella should find a way to be more compatible with some of the endpoint response solutions that are coming out on the market.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""We would like to see the enhancements made to the EDR, as we see features that are running endpoint management.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."

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"We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.""It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel.""But the deployment could be easier. It might take from one day to three days. Usually, that involves an engineer from the vendor and a working team at the enterprise.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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 price depends on the use case, and it's a bit linear. But it depends on the customer's strategy and how Cisco plans to optimize the costs.""The price could be lower.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""The price is quite good.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based solution, but if the customer starts shopping around, someone is going to have access to the pricing at a level that you cannot compete because they do not have uniform pricing. Not everybody gets fair pricing. Unless you are one of the real major corporations selling the solution your ability to compete is impossible. Cisco will acknowledge the situation and assure you next time it will be in your favor but it never becomes favorable for you. Cisco is not very good in this regard. However, Umbrella is good."

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"The price of this solution is reasonable.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The licensing is not expensive."

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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. 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.
Top Answer: In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to different types of boxes and integrate well with other platforms and vendors. And… more »
Top Answer: There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.
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OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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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.   

Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
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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
Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Security Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
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Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Umbrella vs. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Segmenting email and web proxy features stand out but missing pieces leave holes to be filled". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". 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 Netskope CASB, whereas Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Netskope CASB. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway report.

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