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Pros
"It offers good visibility for the Administrator. The administrator has full visibility of what is blocked or has the knowledge of where users go when they are surfing the internet.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.""The implementation is pretty easy.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security."

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"It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products.""It is simpler to configure. It is not like Cisco Firepower, where you go crazy trying to follow the Cisco documentation to figure out how to configure one little thing. Unlike Cisco Firepower, where you can't do everything through the web interface and you have got to do some command line stuff, Fortinet FortiGate SWG is simpler. There are four different things in Cisco to get in, which is not the case with Fortinet FortiGate SWG. It is one of my favorite solutions to work with. I would much rather work with it than Cisco Firepower, for example. Even though I've got 20 years of Cisco experience with different firewalls, I would much prefer this solution.""The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow.""The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage.""FortiGate is easy to use, and I also like its VPN.""The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good."

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Cons
"I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""The API is very Cisco orientated, which is absolutely fine if you're using Cisco Firepower and SecureX kind of products, but if you want to integrate with third parties, it is a bit tricky. There are some key API connectors for the more prevalent SIEM tools. I would really like to see in Cisco Umbrella the ability to create customized reports and then assign the rights to view these reports to people within a group. I should be able to create a customized report, which is viewable by anybody who has the rights. I should be able to create groups within Cisco Umbrella, and then assign reports to groups and have those reports split out automatically only to those groups. I can kind of do it by restricting my email list, but it is a half-complete way of doing it.""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.""The integration with Cisco could be better.""Data reporting could be improved.""The pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download."

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"Their technical support could be improved a little bit in terms of responsiveness.""FortiGate's reporting features could provide a better picture of what is happening in the box.""I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate. Currently, we need to develop APIs to use this interface.""The solution has many heightened points which we cannot get to without working on CLI.""The solution could improve by having some additional features, such as IBS and better cloud administration.""They have not yet extended to the cloud."

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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.""The price could be lower.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis.""The price is quite good.""I think it's worth the money.""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."

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"It is less expensive than a Cisco solution.""We pay about $4,000 for a yearly license, and there aren't any additional fees.""There is a need to pay for a license for the product.""The price is relatively expensive compared to other solutions which are providing similar features.""It is around $50,000 per month."

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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: The security for endpoints is the most valuable. It is very secure for our workers. It allows us to secure a transaction and enable security for a specific segment in the workflow.
Top Answer: I would like the deployment and integration of this product to be easier. We should be able to deploy the features more easily and have different types of access. It should be easier to integrate… more »
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
FortiGate SWG, FortiGate Secure Web Gateway
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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.   

As Enterprises continue to rearchitect their WAN Edge with rapid migration of applications to the cloud, the attack surface at the remote sites/branch locations continues to increase. This risk is especially high for web-based traffic, as web-based threat continue to be one of the primary attack vectors. As attack techniques become more advanced and versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure against external and internal risks. Fortinet's secure web gateway provides flexible deployment options to protect against internet-based threats without compromising on end-user experience.

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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
Salt Lake County, Catholic College Bendigo, Azienda Unita Sanitaria
Top Industries
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Healthcare Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Umbrella vs. Fortinet FortiGate SWG and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 6th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 6 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiGate SWG 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 Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Easier to configure than other solutions, really reliable, and scalable". 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 Cloudflare DNS, whereas Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, iboss and Trend Micro Web Security. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Fortinet FortiGate SWG report.

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