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"The initial setup is very easy and takes only a few minutes.""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.""Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up.""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 for us is the DNS-based protection.""I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.""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."

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"I haven't had any trouble, and practically forget that I'm using it.""The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.""It's a pretty straightforward solution.""The scalability is quite good.""The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation.""The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable.""It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."

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"VMware has been chosen by many of our customers who do not want to do a lot of complex routing in their environment and want a very easy-to-use solution. The most valuable features are simple troubleshooting, Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), and cybersecurity.""Proactively detects where problems might arise.""In my experience, the setup process has been fairly straightforward.""They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it.""They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.""The cloud gateway is a very good feature for scaling purposes, etc.""I would absolutely recommend VeloCloud because it's user-friendly and because the integration is easier than with other solutions."

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Cons
"User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""The pricing could always be a little bit better.""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 pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites."

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"We would like the product to continue to improve its security.""The price could be better.""They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do.""Cato Networks security could be better.""They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.""I would like to see better integration with identity providers.""Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity."

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"In an upcoming release, the solution can be more functional and have additional features.""The initial setup could be simplified for beginners.""It needs better security.""They need more gateways""Its integration with the security systems would be a nice implementation. They can also consider using a management platform for both network and security operations. This would be a great improvement.""There is room for improvement with respect to security.""In an upcoming release, they should allow customers the flexibility to use mobile applications where they can go and check on the information about their networks. A lot of vendors, such as Meraki, have a lot more integration with the use of portals to a mobile application. Having this feature as an alternative to logging into a laptop would be beneficial. If you are a SaaS-based company why not make a mobile application as well. You might not be able to do configurations but at least monitor while away or on vacation.""VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper.""The price could be lower.""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.""In the region I'm from, that of EMAR, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and Africa, our organizations do not have many liquid cash assets, so the price could be better.""There are three models for licensing with different feature sets.""The licensing part for Umbrella is really flexible.""The price is quite good."

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"Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki.""If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper.""The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet.""You need to pay for a license to use this product.""The price of this solution should be lower.""VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price.""My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions.""The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.""The price of the solution could be reduced.""The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value."

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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: It's a pretty straightforward solution.
Top Answer: We have the sockets on-premise, some little small boxes that connect to the internet. You could have multiple providers… more »
Top Answer: On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cato Networks an eight.
Top Answer: One of our favorite things about Fortinet Fortigate is that you can deploy on the cloud or on premises. It is a very… more »
Top Answer: There are 400 functionalities of the system.
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OpenDNS
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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.   

Cato connects your branch locations, physical and cloud datacenters, and mobile users into a secure and optimized global network in the cloud.

One Network, protected by One Security stack and enforcing One Policy.

The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed network of Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with an encrypted and optimized multi-carrier private backbone to ensure optimal global traffic routing. The Cato Cloud Network provides an affordable, SLA-backed, global enterprise network backbone.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.

SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.

SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
applications.

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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
Paysafe, AdRoll, Pet Lovers Centre, Arlington Orthopedics, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider62%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company24%
Retailer5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cato Networks vs. VMware SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 7 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 23 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiGate and Fortinet FortiOS, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Juniper Contrail SD-WAN. See our Cato Networks vs. VMware SD-WAN report.

See our list of best Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions vendors, best WAN Edge vendors, and best Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) vendors.

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