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Pros
"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""I think recently with many people working from home, Cisco Umbrella has been very useful. For example, we can manage the device and the network when the employee is not working on the local host. Cisco Umbrella is very valuable for this kind of infrastructure.""There is much differentiation within the licensing so if anyone wants DNS security from the DNS security log, we are there already, and if anyone wants to go to a secure internet gateway, that is also available. We can get the integrated cloud DLP license keys. That is a good benefit with Cisco Umbrella. You can get a complete solution in a single licensing.""Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""Cisco Umbrella is such a solution and can be implemented very fast and easy. All that we must do is redirect the DNS registers in their routers, or the active directory service of the enterprise that are going to use in Umbrella services. If you buy the service now, in two hours you are protected by the service because it's very fast to put in service.""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.""The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple."

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"It's a great product with solid features.""Good anti-virus filtering, URL categorization, and reporting capabilities.""The initial setup is fairly straightforward and easy to perform."

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Cons
"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products.""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""It's a very new product, so it's quite immature at the moment. It can be more user friendly.""If the security issues are taken care of it would be better.""It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs."

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"The cloud needs improvement with respect to DLP.""User interface could be more intuitive.""The documentation could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""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.""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.""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.""Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."

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"Some of our clients have a perpetual license and pay additional support yearly."

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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: It's a great product with solid features.
Top Answer: Some of our clients have a perpetual license and pay additional support yearly. We don't have any customers that are using subscriptions yet. I wouldn't say that it is an expensive solution but it's… more »
Top Answer: The documentation could be improved. The documentation could be more detailed with more examples of usage.
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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.   

Organizations can do more over the web today than ever before. Today’s web offers a
dynamic, real-time user experience. However, the web has also become a more dangerous
place, with increasingly sophisticated attacks released every day. McAfee® Web Gateway
is a critical defense for any organization to protect against emerging malware threats. It
empowers organizations with secure internet access while greatly reducing risk through an
advanced security approach that combines powerful, local intent analysis with cloud-based
protection powered by McAfee Labs.

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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
Prodeb, Vidant Health, WEG Industries
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Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
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Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Government15%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
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Large Enterprise64%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Umbrella vs. McAfee Web Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while McAfee Web Gateway is ranked 8th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while McAfee Web Gateway is rated 9.0. 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 McAfee Web Gateway writes "Very sophisticated with great anti-virus filtering, URL categorization, and reporting capabilities ". 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 Palo Alto Networks DNS Security, whereas McAfee Web Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Cisco Web Security Appliance, Fortinet FortiGate SWG and Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. McAfee Web Gateway report.

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