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"The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business within a business day. It is pretty simple and straightforward to install and configure. Its remit is reasonably clearly defined. When you look at solutions like Darktrace and Carbon Black, the mission objective isn't as clearly defined. Cisco Umbrella, Sophos Central, or some of the other solutions have a more standardized approach to antivirus, which includes enhanced response from the machine learning or deep learning perspective.""Helps block personal email accounts.""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.""Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available.""The security and access control features.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable."

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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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Cons
"It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs.""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device.""The integration with Cisco could be 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.""I would like to see integration with SecurNX in the future.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."

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"The dashboards for local use could be better.""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."

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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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    Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried. Zscaler Internet Access is a good option for carrying out multiple security… more »
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    Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native solution, unifying multiple features like DNS-layer security, threat… 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 helps create innovative reports for security.
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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. This is something that needs some work. File integrity monitoring would be very… more »
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    The solution is a corporate proxy server, an intelligence proxy.
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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/.

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    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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    Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 31 reviews while iboss is ranked 9th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while iboss is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Segmenting email and web proxy features stand out but missing pieces leave holes to be filled". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler SASE. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. iboss report.

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