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"What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""It's very stable, reliable and does its job.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.""Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.""Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.""Helps block personal email accounts."

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"I have found the most useful features to be the Web Secure Gateway, CASB, infrastructural service scanning, and Zero Trust.""It's a comprehensive security portfolio solution.""It has hundreds of features and many of them are useful.""In Azure, we have multiple subscriptions and with every subscription, we add some kind of instance ID. We can work with the instance ID so that we allow all of the instances containing nodules. Everything else, we block. This way, if you go to outlook.com and check your email, if you log in with your company account, the instance ID will show. The network will take action according to the instance ID and say, "You are using the enterprise email. I'll let you surf. I'll let you see your email." But when you try to log in with your own email address, like Hotmail or Gmail, the instance ID will be different. This way we are not completely blocking Outlook, but we are blocking people from accessing their Outlook. We are only allowing the enterprise-level emails, and we are not allowing user-based emails.""Its deployment is very easy and quick. Their technical support is also very good.""They are very good at CASB as compared to other players.""The automation offered by the product is pretty solid.""A very straightforward interface."

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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.""I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""It could be more secure. It would be better if they provided a transferring proxy as an add-on and more integration.""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.""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 could always be a little bit better.""Data reporting could be improved.""They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."

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"The solution is still pretty new to the CASB environment.""Third party integration with other cloud applications could be improved. Sometimes the API won't be working, but Netskope is taking it seriously. They accept all the feature requests, and they are trying to provide whatever we ask from them.""The configuration in the cloud model could be improved upon.""Support services could definitely be improved. Support is the one area that can always use improvement. It's an evolving thing, so based on demand and based on market requirement and the way market is moving towards.""The initial setup is complex and should be simplified.""Compatibility with other proxy polars would be helpful.""Setting up policies is something that we having been doing, and if the vendor were to provide example use cases that included different implementation options then it would be very useful for us.""There should be some granular custom roles that are not available. However, this is on the road map. There are many devices that do not have the Zero Trust feature and other enhancements available which they should have."

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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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  • "They should work on licensing costs."
  • "The pricing is competitive."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "The price of the solution is fair but it depends on your use case."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and there are many licensing models available. For example, what applications are covered as part of the license."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    We researched Netskope but ultimately chose Zscaler. Netskope is a cloud access security broker that helps identify and manage cloud applications, protecting your sensitive data from exfiltration.… more »
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    Netskope is a really good product. I cannot segregate which features are the most valuable. We find most of the features to be valuable. It gives us what we are looking for.
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    There is a license required for this solution and there are many licensing models available. For example, what applications are covered as part of the license.
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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.   

    Netskope™ is the leading cloud access security broker (CASB). Only the Netskope Active PlatformTM provides discovery, deep visibility, and granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, businesses can move fast, with confidence.
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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
    NetApp, Genomic Health, Caterpillar, Apollo, Pandora, Continental Resources, Fractal, infinera, Tesla
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Security Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Consumer Goods Company20%
    Security Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 31 reviews while Netskope CASB is ranked 3rd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 14 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.4, while Netskope CASB is rated 8.6. 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 Netskope CASB writes "Network proxy that provides visibility during deployment and allows you to control PII". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Azure DNS, whereas Netskope CASB is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler SASE and McAfee MVISION Cloud. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. Netskope CASB report.

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