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Pros
"The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""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.""I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""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 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."

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"It's an easy-to-use product.""I found the solution to be stable.""The product has a very high rating from reviewers. It's a well-respected product.""In terms of their compatibility with major cloud providers, in terms of their abilities, capabilities, and features, they exceed everyone's capabilities in the CASB market.""The support is excellent.""Overall, the performance is good.""The other products that I have evaluated do not have the scalability options that McAfee has."

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"The solution does not affect a user's workflow.""The ability to prevent users from using certain applications is one of the most valuable features. It doesn't require any configuration for implementation from the client perspective. It just works right away and gives you the information you need.""The most valuable feature is the seamless integration across different clouds.""Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out.""There are a lot of features with benefits, including discovery, investigation, and putting controls around things. You can't say that you like the investigation part but not the discovery. Everything is correlated; that's how the tool works.""If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done.""Threat detection is its key feature, and that's why we use this tool. It gives an alert if a PC is attacked or there is any kind of anomaly, such as there is a spike in sending emails or we see an unauthorized website being accessed. So, it keeps us on our toes. We get to know that there is something wrong, and we can isolate the user and find any issues with it. So, threat detection is very robust in this tool.""The feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly."

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Cons
"It's a very new product, so it's quite immature at the moment. It can be more user friendly.""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.""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.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center.""Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device.""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.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."

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"There isn't really any aspect that is lacking.""The solution is hard to configure, our team does not have specific training requirements for McAfee making it difficult.""One thing that can be improved is their ability to integrate with other web proxies to discover unsanctioned IP apps.""It needs to be more user-friendly, as it is a little bit complicated to use.""McAfee needs to add more products that could be managed from the cloud.""The pricing of the solution could be adjusted to make it more reasonable."

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"The response time could be better. It will be helpful if the alerts are even more proactive and we can see more data. Currently, the data is a little bit weak. It is not complete. I can't just see it and completely know which user or which device it is. It takes some effort and time on my part to investigate and isolate a user. It would be great if it is more user-friendly or easy for people to understand.""This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage.""The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better.""There are challenges with detection and there are challenges with false-positive rates.""It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft.""In the future, I would like to see more plug-and-play capabilities that use AI to tell you what needs to be done. It would be helpful if it scanned our devices and made security suggestions, on a configuration basis.""Currently, reporting is not very straightforward and it needs to be enhanced. Specific reports are not included and you need to run a query, drill down, and then export it and share it. I would love to have reports with more fine-tuning or granularity, and more predefined reports.""They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing."

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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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  • "This is an expensive product, but you have to compare that with other solutions that are on the market."
  • "This is an expensive product, although it is made for larger enterprises and not for small organizations."
  • "The price of the solution is good and we pay an annual license."
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  • "This product is not expensive."
  • "Our clients normally use the Microsoft E1 licensing, which is renewed yearly."
  • "The pricing is a little bit high but right now, we are okay with it because of the compatibility with Office 365, Teams, and Azure AD."
  • "I'm not totally involved in the pricing part, but I think its pricing is quite aggressive, and its price is quite similar to Netskope. Netskope has separate licensing fees or additional charges if you want to monitor certain SaaS services, whereas, with MCAS, you get 5,000 applications with their Office 365. It is all bundled, and there's no cost for using that. You only have the operational costs. In the country I am in, it is a bit difficult to get people with the required skill sets."
  • "Its pricing is on the higher side. Its price is definitely very high for a small-scale company. As an enterprise client, we do get benefits from Microsoft. We get a discounted price because of the number of users we have in our company. We have a premier package, and with that, we do get a lot of discounts. There are no additional costs. It only comes in the top-tier packages. Generally, the top-tier license is the best license that you can get for your organization. If you want, you can buy it separately, but that's not a good idea."
  • "The price could be better and should be reconsidered."
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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 »
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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 solution could improve the cost a bit. You do need to have a license in order to use the solution. I cannot speak to… more »
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    McAfee needs to add more products that could be managed from the cloud. At the moment, not all of their endpoint… more »
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    If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done.
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    You can buy it alone, however, it's not worth it. Nobody buys it alone as it's not that good as a standalone product… more »
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    If you have more elaborate needs or if you have some more sophisticated use cases, for example, if you need an in-line… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    Skyhigh, MVision, MVISION Cloud, McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud, Skyhigh Security Cloud
    MS Cloud App Security, Microsoft Cloud App 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.   

    Skyhigh is the leading cloud access security broker (CASB) trusted by over 500 enterprises to securely enable over 16,000 cloud services, including shadow IT and sanctioned IT.

    With Skyhigh, organizations leverage a single cross-cloud platform to gain visibility into cloud usage and risks, meet compliance requirements, enforce security policies, and detect and respond to potential threats.

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can: 

    - Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security

    - Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate

    - Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

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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
    Western Union.Aetna.DirecTV.Adventist.Equinix.Perrigo.Goodyear.HP.Cargill.Sony.Bank of the West.Prudential.
    Customers for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps include Accenture, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and Nakilat.
    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
    Healthcare Company21%
    Transportation Company17%
    Pharma/Biotech Company14%
    Security Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company39%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    McAfee MVISION Cloud is ranked 6th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 7 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 12 reviews. McAfee MVISION Cloud is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of McAfee MVISION Cloud writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good alerts, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps writes "Integrates well and helps us in protecting sensitive information, but takes time to scan and apply the policies and cannot detect everything we need". McAfee MVISION Cloud is most compared with Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler Internet Access, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Symantec CloudSOC CASB, whereas Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Qualys VM and Symantec CloudSOC CASB. See our McAfee MVISION Cloud vs. Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps report.

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