We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization."
"There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."
"Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."
"The price is quite good."
"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."
"There is a subscription cost."
"The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis."
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while Google Cloud DNS is ranked 6th in Managed DNS. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Google Cloud DNS is rated 0.0. 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, 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 Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Google Cloud DNS is most compared with Amazon Route 53, Cloudflare DNS, Azure DNS, Neustar UltraDNS and Verisign Public DNS.
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