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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature is the website protection capabilities because it prevents end-users from entering bad sites that potentially have malware or could be used for phishing.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""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.""The security and access control features.""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.""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."

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"For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""I have found the web content filtering and malware filter the most valuable.""The feature that I find to be most valuable is the flexibility of the single endpoint.""The antiviral sandboxing.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use."

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"The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage.""It has the same functionalities throughout the range of products.""The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good.""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.""FortiGate is easy to use, and I also like its VPN.""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."

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Cons
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""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.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""We would like to see the enhancements made to the EDR, as we see features that are running endpoint management.""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.""Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device."

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"Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""But the deployment could be easier. It might take from one day to three days. Usually, that involves an engineer from the vendor and a working team at the enterprise.""Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.""There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.""I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them.""An area for improvement would be the classification of websites - it can take a long time for new websites to be classified."

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"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.""Their technical support could be improved a little bit in terms of responsiveness.""They have not yet extended to the cloud.""FortiGate's reporting features could provide a better picture of what is happening in the box.""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."

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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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  • "The licensing is not expensive."
  • "The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive."
  • "Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."
  • "The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."
  • "Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable."
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  • "It is less expensive than a Cisco solution."
  • "It is around $50,000 per month."
  • "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."
  • "We pay about $4,000 for a yearly license, and there aren't any additional fees."
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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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    The most valuable feature is the ability to allow or block sites by category.
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    An area for improvement would be the classification of websites - it can take a long time for new websites to be… more »
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    FortiGate is easy to use, and I also like its VPN.
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    We pay about $4,000 for a yearly license, and there aren't any additional fees.
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    FortiGate's reporting features could provide a better picture of what is happening in the box.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
    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.   

    Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.

    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
    Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
    Salt Lake County, Catholic College Bendigo, Azienda Unita Sanitaria
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Security Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Integrator10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    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 Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 15 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is ranked 6th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 6 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 7.6, while Fortinet FortiGate SWG is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate SWG writes "Easier to configure than other solutions, really reliable, and scalable". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope CASB, Trend Micro Web Security and TitanHQ WebTitan, whereas Fortinet FortiGate SWG is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway, iboss, Trend Micro Web Security and McAfee Web Gateway. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. Fortinet FortiGate SWG report.

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