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Pros
"Cisco Umbrella is a totally different solution. They are the first to come up with this idea of security. It's a totally new concept of security for everybody, for every time, real time, perfectionism.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple.""I have found the malware protection feature valuable. It is helpful and deliverable and is able to protect my entire organization from getting compromised. It also prevents us from visiting any malicious sites which are not visible to the users.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers."

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"The spam filter is very effective.""Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway has improved our organization through its ease of use.""For the most part, the solution, when set up correctly, works fine.""One of the main features I have found the solution to be efficient.""The critical role is web URL filtering.""The GUI is quite nice.""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.""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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"Almost everyone who uses it is happy about the product. I don't get any types of complaints from my clients.""The dashboard of the solution is a valuable feature.""When compared with other products, Webroot DNS Protection is the best to secure the end users.""The installation is easy and doesn't take long. The program speedy and doesn't crash. It doesn't consume computer hardware or software."

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Cons
"The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products.""We would like to see the enhancements made to the EDR, as we see features that are running endpoint management.""Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""Data reporting could be improved.""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.""It's a very new product, so it's quite immature at the moment. It can be more user friendly.""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."

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"Stability needs some improvement, we have on occasion experienced some delay when it is synchronized.""Sometimes attacks or a new ransomware gets through.""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.""It's the support that's the problem because that's a different question from the product itself — it's the Achilles heel.""I have been in contact with technical support several times, and I am not happy with them.""The solution should be better able to support itself and operate faster. Sometimes the technical support team takes too long to respond.""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.""In the on-premises version, I don't like the deployment and structuring of the device."

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"It needs to be more secure for production environments.""Reporting is not done in real-time. Rather, it is done in 15-minute intervales. This is something that should be configurable by the admin.""If the solution could integrate with FortiGate where there would only be a need of one dashboard instead of having to set policies on our firewall and our DNS, this would be helpful.""The reporting system needs improvement. They should make is that we can customize it so we can add, remove or change its interface but they use a template. The reports cannot be changed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco uses subscription models for the pricing and there are three subscription plans.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""There is a subscription cost.""The price could be lower.""Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets."

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"The licensing is not expensive.""The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions.""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.""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: When compared with other products, Webroot DNS Protection is the best to secure the end users.
Top Answer: Reporting is not done in real-time. Rather, it is done in 15-minute intervales. This is something that should be… more »
Top Answer: We deploy this solution for our customers and understand the customer's requirements.
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Also Known As
OpenDNS
Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
SecureAnywhere DNS Protection
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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.

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection offers a quick, straightforward, and highly effective way to secure the DNS protocol connection against cyberattacks. With advanced reporting on more than 80 URL categories, admins gain greater visibility than ever, reduce risk, and can tailor usage policies to their organization's unique needs.

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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
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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 Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider25%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
Media Company3%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, Forcepoint and others in Secure Web Gateways (SWG). 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 Webroot DNS Protection is ranked 6th in Domain Name System (DNS) Security with 4 reviews. Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 8.0, while Webroot DNS Protection is rated 9.0. 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 Webroot DNS Protection writes "Good application for internet users looking to secure their domain data". Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, McAfee Web Protection, Trend Micro Web Security and Barracuda Web Security Gateway, whereas Webroot DNS Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access and TitanHQ WebTitan.

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