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Pros
"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.""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 user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple.""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.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.""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.""I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue."

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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.""It was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast.""Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive."

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"It is quite scalable. If a user needs to do more deployments, they can just add them.""It is easy to manage. The graphical user interface is quite easy to navigate, and we don't have any difficulty in using it. It is a good solution.""The most valuable features are the website blocking capability and SSL interception."

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Cons
"We would like to see the enhancements made to the EDR, as we see features that are running endpoint management.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""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 price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products.""If the security issues are taken care of it would be better.""Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device.""The product can be pretty expensive.""It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs."

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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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"The major challenge is their support. The support from Broadcom is quite poor. It takes forever for them to get back to you, and when they get back to you, they ask you for so much information, which makes it more difficult. That's the only problem I have with Broadcom. This is one of the reasons why we are switching to another solution. Another reason for switching is that we have a plan to adopt solutions in the cloud so that we can offload the administration efforts to the vendor. In future releases, they can improve its reporting and the process for rules creation. They can also improve Broadcom on things such as security information and event management so that from my same platform, I can carry out functions and probably block websites. Such a feature would be nice. Currently, Broadcom is integrated with McAfee to block access to certain sites automatically. It would be nice if they can expand their integration to IBM Resilient Security Orchestration and Automation Response.""The interface could be made more user-friendly.""Difficult and time-consuming to deploy and update."

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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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  • "There is an additional charge for advanced security features."
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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 was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast.
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    The endpoint-type solution is an area that needs some improvement. They don't identify that they are a security risk… more »
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    The solution is a corporate proxy server, an intelligence proxy.
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    It is easy to manage. The graphical user interface is quite easy to navigate, and we don't have any difficulty in using… more »
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    The major challenge is their support. The support from Broadcom is quite poor. It takes forever for them to get back to… more »
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    One major use case is to allow internet access for some specific sites for all users without authentication. Normally… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    iBoss Cloud Platform
    Symantec Complete Website Security
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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.   

    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/.

    Complete Website Security goes far beyond encryption to deliver protection for websites, data and applications—with 24/7 control that helps to mitigate risk and helps to ensure uninterrupted performance for every website. Multi-layered security and controls make our certificate issuance and authentication processes one of the most rigorous in the industry. Automated management pinpoints certificate and website weaknesses due to unexpected expirations, flawed installations, deprecation and critical vulnerabilities in the event of attacks. Meanwhile, Symantec’s unified security identifies worldwide security vulnerabilities, delivers real-time analytics and helps our customers to protect against damage 24/7. It's why we've become the name people trust.

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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
    More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies.
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    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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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    iboss is ranked 9th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews while Symantec Secure Web Gateway is ranked 12th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. iboss is rated 7.6, while Symantec Secure Web Gateway is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Secure Web Gateway writes "Quite scalable but it is more complex than it needs to be and would be better with modernized deployment strategies". iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Cloudflare Access, whereas Symantec Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, Cisco Web Security Appliance, Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector and Fortinet FortiGate SWG. See our Symantec Secure Web Gateway vs. iboss report.

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