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"The implementation is pretty easy.""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.""I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up.""Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available.""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.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs."

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"Prisma SaaS is very easy to use; it's common sense — it's the best-in-class.""The performance is good.""It has predefined or preconfigured rules, which are getting periodically updated. They are providing continuous improvements and periodically updating all search queries that they are looking for. That is one thing that helps us to stay vigilant and focused. If we query our AWS account for any breaches or vulnerabilities with any of the cloud tests, and it alerts us based on these predefined rules. It also provides an option to configure our own rules, and based on these rules, it can query the cloud trail logs, pull the information, and trigger alerts in real-time. I haven't explored this feature much because there are multiple accounts, and we don't have enough time to explore this feature. It also provides multiple integrations. When vulnerabilities or breaches are happening, you should be aware of them immediately. It provides integration with tools such as Slack, PagerDuty so that you can get alerted as soon as the high severity stuff comes up. For example, you have a security group that has allowed public traffic on port 22. As TechOps, you should be aware of this immediately. You cannot scan each machine or look into all security groups to identify it. So, Prisma helps us and alerts us when this kind of high-priority stuff comes up. It has different statistics, analytics, and graphs for data. The description of alerts is also pretty good. They describe what are the possible causes for this and what are the solutions. From Prisma Cloud, you can directly go to the AWS account. When you click on an alert, a resource, or a resource ID, it takes you to the AWS console where you need to log in. If you are already logged in, it will take you to that instance directly, and you can fix the issue there. I have found this feature very useful.""It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and is stable. It's scalable as well.""The remediation process is easy compared to other platforms.""This solution provides a DLP on the cloud and very few people have a scanning device for data at rest.""To quarantine and clean a malware file provides a lot of security.""Prisma's most valuable feature would be its ability to identify bad or risky configurations."

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"User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity.""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.""The integration with Cisco could be better.""The pricing could always be a little bit better.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future."

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"My clients would like to see a more feature-rich product.""When it comes to integration mechanisms, Prisma SaaS does not support reverse proxy type of integrations.""The price can be reduced to make it more competitive.""We are using the SaaS offering. We use our applications for microservices. We use Twistlock to scan containers, and it displays these results in Prisma, which is a good feature because we can see vulnerabilities with respect to these containers. We can see everything in a very detailed manner. However, when you have different environments for a single application, such as DEV, QA, PROD, and TEST, all these environments run multiple containers, which can lead to a very high number of containers. In such a scenario, it shows you the alerts for all those containers that have vulnerabilities. If you show the results of all the containers that share the same image, it is not going to add any value. Therefore, they should narrow down the alerts based on a container. It should show information for a single container. Otherwise, the person who is looking at the results gets the impression that he has to fix all these issues. This is something that they can improve.""Lacks a hybrid model which has API plus in-line security.""Prisma would be a stronger solution if it could aggregate resources by project or by application. So say we have an application we've developed in AWS and five applications we've developed in Azure. The platform will group it according to those applications, but it's based on the tags we use in Azure, which means I have to rely on development teams to tag resources properly.""I would like to see support for custom applications."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could be lower.""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.""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 of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""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.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans."

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"Prisma SaaS is more expensive than similar solutions but I think it's worth it.""The pricing for this solution is on the higher end.""Compared to other products, the price is slightly high.""The licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis and for what we get, the price is good.""Prisma is in the middle of the road. It's not the most expensive, but it's not the cheapest. There aren't any additional costs, to my knowledge. I know they have some extra modules, but we didn't use them."

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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: To quarantine and clean a malware file provides a lot of security.
Top Answer: The licensing of this solution is a little expensive and is paid on an annual basis.
Top Answer: I would like to see a hybrid model which has API plus in-line security, where the user's data is controlled via an API call and also controlled in-line.
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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.   

Since software as a service is so easy, use of SaaS applications is exploding. Because of that simplicity, though, the security risks of SaaS are also on the rise. Unsanctioned SaaS apps can expose sensitive data and propagate malware, and even sanctioned SaaS adoption can increase the risk of data exposure, breaches and noncompliance. By offering advanced data protection and consistency across applications, Prisma SaaS reins in the risks. It addresses your cloud access security broker needs and provides advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat prevention. Now you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

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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
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
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Large Enterprise63%
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Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 31 reviews while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 4th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 8 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.6. 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 Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks writes "We know instantly if somebody configures something in a way that's vulnerable". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Palo Alto Networks DNS Security and Fortinet FortiGate SWG, whereas Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and McAfee MVISION Cloud. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks report.

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