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Pros
"The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.""The security and access control features.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes."

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"The most valuable feature is security.""The deployment process is very simple.""It also has high availability.""Cisco is the best in giving technical support. There is no doubt about that.""I would recommend this solution to others.""It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.""The most valuable feature is that we can use it as a proxy.""This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities."

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"One of the valuable features of the solution is that everything is on the cloud. It has no on-premise hardware to deal with.""It is for secure web trafficking, and it is doing what it needs to do. It allows customers to consolidate and eliminate multiple technologies onto Netskope and just kind of turn the dial and use more features, such as CASB, VPN. SWG is another feature. You can monitor and govern all the traffic.""The solution has some useful features, such as microservices. They have sandboxing that allows the prevention, encryption, and remote browser isolation.""We've found the solution to be quite stable."

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Cons
"It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs.""User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""The integration with Cisco could be better.""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 them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."

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"The one thing I don't like about Cisco is that they are very much fragmented in terms of providing the complete solution. They keep on breaking their different feature sets into different boxes.""This solution could be more secure.""Sometimes reporting is a little bit short.""They need a better graphical interface, and they need a better ISE mechanism.""The licensing model needs to be more flexible.""The GUI is not user-friendly, so it needs to improve or be simplified.""If a user wants to use it for other devices like mobile or smartphones, this product isn't so reliable.""The solution needs to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate."

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"The stability of the solution to be very good. It is not the best and could improve but it is better than other solutions, such as Forcepoint.""The initial setup is a bit complex in that it takes a lot of time. In order to get the product to work as you need it to, there is a lot of configuration required.""The solution could improve the features for Zero Trust Network Access. They should add more security components to that module.""Cost competitiveness is its area of improvement. They will have to figure out how can they strategically price it because there are a few players in the game who have been doing it for a long time. They will have to figure out how to go to market on the pricing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans."
  • "The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible."
  • "There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."
  • "I think it's worth the money."
  • "The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway."
  • "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."
  • "There is a subscription cost."
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  • "Licensing fees are based on the number of users."
  • "Regarding Cisco price-wise, it is always on a bit on the higher side."
  • "Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it."
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  • "We pay a licensing fee of $10,000 on a yearly basis."
  • "The license model is based on the number of users. You have the possibility to have 10,000 users if you wish."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried.… more »
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    Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… more »
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    I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It… more »
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    It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.
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    Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it.
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    Sometimes reporting is a little bit short. Cisco has always put more emphasis on developing big products that are very… more »
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    Netscope, Zscaler if they continue route they are on now. FIrewalls needs great deal of automation on each end… more »
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    Those firewalls that allow extend the perimeter. Nowadays, there is a issue with the static perimeter and all is going… more »
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    In CASB standpoint, Netskope is better. In SWG standpoint, Zscaler is the best. Unfortunately, I don't know Blue… more »
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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.   

    For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

    Netskope’s Next Generation SWG is a cloud-based web security solution that prevents malware, detects advanced threats, filters by category, protects data, and controls app use for any user, location, device. It unifies our industry-leading CASB, SWG, and DLP into common policy controls with custom reporting and rich metadata for ad-hoc queries.

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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
    New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
    Arrow, Cloudrise, Sainsbury, Evalueserve, Stroock, Apria, Ather Energy, CSA, AVX Corporation Nuna, City of San Diego Case, Genomic Health Case Study, Oak Hill Advisors, MaRS Discovery District.
    Top Industries
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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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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 8 reviews while Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway is ranked 11th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 4 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "We always hear from our customers that this is one of the products that they are very satisfied with". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway writes "Scalable with good technical support and very good data leak prevention". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, Fortinet FortiProxy, Symantec Secure Web Gateway and Symantec Proxy, whereas Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiGate SWG, Menlo Security Secure Web Gateway, Cato Networks and Cloudflare Access. See our Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway report.

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