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"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 initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""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.""I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""The security and access control features.""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.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs."

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"One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""The GUI is quite nice.""Once deployed, the management console is simple and easy to use.""It has got a really good URL categorization database. It is simple to set up. It is also easy to use and quite intuitive. It has got a nice utility for troubleshooting.""The most valuable feature is the categorization, where you can allow general access to an application but limit specific features.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""The spam filter is very effective.""In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to different types of boxes and integrate well with other platforms and vendors. And it doesn't need to have the same kind of box or throughput to have high availability."

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"The security aspect of the solution, particularly the malware behind it, is excellent. That's something that really helped us out. It's not just a simple proxy that just blocks the insights of potential threats that come on behind it. They do malware detection and that helps us a lot.""Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive.""It was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast."

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Cons
"It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""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 them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""The product can be pretty expensive.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""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.""The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."

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"The deployment is a bit complex and it requires expertise to deploy, which is something that should be improved and made easier to do.""A feature we wish to see addressed in the next release of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway involves its administration.""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.""Overall the software is occupying too much memory space. If they could remedy that, it would be a better experience, because today Windows is occupying too much memory space as well (in terms of the RAM), and this software has also started occupying all the memory. Due to this, I have less space for my other office products and data. I can't, for example, operate a huge Excel sheet or other datasets.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""We are using a V10000 G3 appliance. It is just a proxy. It is just HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS. Now, as our website has developed and we are using rich time-connectivity protocols, the proxy doesn't have the ability to work with these protocols. It would be nice if the UDP feature was there for it to filter UDP traffic. It needs firewall capabilities for UDP filtering. Its upgrades can be quite complex, and they don't always go as per the plan. Its reporting could be a bit more granular.""We have a lot of false positives, which is one area that can be improved.""I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them."

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"The solution could be stronger on the integration side and offer more cloud applications like G Suite or Oracle.""File integrity monitoring would be very advantageous as an additional feature.""The dashboards for local use could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could be lower.""I think it's worth the money.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""The price is quite good.""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.""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.""Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""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."

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"Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach.""The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""The licensing is not expensive.""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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried.… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… 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… more »
Top Answer: In terms of performance, Forcepoint stands out because it is more scalable than any other solution. It can extend to… more »
Top Answer: There should be more hardware models available and the application control could improve.
Top Answer: It was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast.
Top Answer: The endpoint-type solution is an area that needs some improvement. They don't identify that they are a security risk… more »
Top Answer: The solution is a corporate proxy server, an intelligence proxy.
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OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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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.

iboss is a cloud security company that enables the modern workforce to connect securely and directly to all applications from wherever they work. Built on a containerized cloud architecture, iboss delivers security capabilities such as SWG, malware defense, RBI, CASB and data loss prevention to all connections via the cloud, instantaneously and at scale. This eliminates the need for traditional network security appliances, such as VPNs, firewalls and web gateway proxies, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by 230+ issued and pending patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss processes over 150 billion transactions daily, blocking 4 billion threats per day. More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies. To learn more, visit https://www.iboss.com/.

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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
More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Computer Software Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 3rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 14 reviews while iboss is ranked 9th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while iboss is rated 7.6. 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 iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet FortiProxy. See our Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss report.

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