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2018-04-22T07:58:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Umbrella?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Umbrella, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Umbrella a ten.

2021-08-01T00:16:43Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Cisco Umbrella an eight out of ten.

2021-07-15T12:23:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

If you are not using some form of DNS filtering to guard against threats, you are not doing a good job on security in the current climate anymore. I rate Cisco Umbrella a nine out of ten.

2021-06-29T21:55:44Z
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Top 20Real User

I will recommend this product to other users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Umbrella a ten.

2021-06-04T18:17:56Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise having a clear idea of where you want your users to go, what do you want to do, and what do you want to restrict your users on. Have a clear point of view, and then look at it from the perspective of the role of the user within the organization. This is going to define your groups. You can then put users in groups, and then you've kind of related roles and groups, which makes management easier in the future. I would rate Cisco Umbrella an eight out of ten. It is good and solid, but it is not perfect, so it is not a ten. There are areas of improvement, so it is not a nine.

2021-04-12T19:32:01Z
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Top 10Real User

We are partners with Cisco. I haven't done any POCs with this solution in the last 10 months or so, and I only have two clients on the product. I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it at a seven out of ten overall. We've been mostly happy with the product.

2021-02-26T13:45:17Z
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Top 20Reseller

The only thing that was missing, feature-wise, was the sandbox, but it is in place now. Based on our expertise, I would rate Cisco Umbrella a ten out of ten.

2021-02-25T12:57:27Z
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Top 20Consultant

If you start to talk about it, it's a really interesting new kind of security product rather than other places before it. There is a place to come on to find a solution. So this is one of the easiest ways to avoid phishing attacks. This is one of the strong products. I would rate Cisco Umbrella at a nine on a scale of ten.

2021-02-24T16:16:00Z
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Top 5Real User

First, understand the requirements and what you are looking for. Second, read the product literature and perform a Poc of that product. You will then be able to determine whether Cisco Umbrella is a good match.

2021-02-19T07:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The web filtering works well. On the endpoint, the implementation should be properly planned, meticulously planned, to avoid missing any configuration that could cause major issues. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a seven out of ten.

2021-02-01T10:39:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a seven out of ten.

2020-12-11T17:45:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We will continue to sell this product. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a nine out of ten.

2020-12-08T23:02:47Z
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Top 5Reseller

If you are looking to have a simpler solution that can easily prevent malicious threats, you can go for it. If you want to have a more general solution, for example, with control over file execution or real-time malware engine, you can go for a web security gateway. If you want to have a number of things integrated within a single solution, such as DLP, you should go for Forcepoint Security Gateway. Cisco Umbrella doesn't provide such a feature. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a seven out of ten.

2020-11-22T10:57:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend Cisco Umbrella to other interested companies. It's a very flexible and secure application — it's very good. Overall, I would give Cisco Umbrella a rating of 10 out of 10.

2020-11-18T10:08:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Overall, this product works smoothly and perfectly. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-09T17:54:27Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I don't know exactly which version of the solution we are using, however, we do use the most advanced license that's available currently. As a managed service provider, we deal with organizations of all sizes, from small companies to large enterprises. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It works well, has an easy installation, and offers good protection.

2020-11-09T16:24:17Z
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Top 20Consultant

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

2020-10-23T14:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend Cisco Umbrella. Proof of concept is always the second step. The first step is coming up with your use cases. If Umbrella is the answer, what's the question? You should roadmap your immediate and long-term goals in terms of IT security, or information security. You should take into account your operational fitness for tackling the cloud as well, then pick the right features to suit your needs. This is all basically applicable to similar solutions. If you run into this with no plan, you're just shifting your existing problems. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Umbrella a rating of eight.

2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In general, Umbrella is a competitive solution for small or large enterprise. It's never the cheapest, but it's always in the competition, at least in my experience. I would recommend the solution, there's no reason not to go there, depending on your specific situation, of course. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
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Top 20Real User

We are Cisco partners. We have a business relationship with them. We use various types of Umbrella. I'd recommend the solution. It's one of the best on the market and it works well in different environments. It's also extremely easy to deploy. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at a nine.

2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
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Top 20Reseller

The advice that I would give someone looking at the Umbrella solution is that they can evaluate Umbrella because it is very easy to set up. You can get started discovering the product and do a little to check it out. They should make sure that all their use cases are covered by Umbrella. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Cisco Umbrella as somewhere between a seven-point-five to eight, personally. But I will give it a seven overall.

2020-09-13T07:02:27Z
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Top 20Real User

My only real advice to people considering Umbrella is that I can recommend this solution. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I can rate Cisco Umbrella as a nine-out-of-ten.

2020-09-09T06:28:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use the entire Cisco solution and we are happy with the product integration. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:24Z
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Top 20Real User

It does not require maintenance. It is very light in that way. Architecturally, for the deployment, you should consider if you want it on roaming clients or if you want it central. If people are connecting back through a VPN, it's then probably on every single client. Looking at how we're all working now with COVID, having a roaming client deployment gives you that added layer of protection because you're not dependent on the users connecting back to corporate VPN. They're always protected. Think about your deployment. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I like this product and I'd really recommend it to everyone. Obviously, it's not the only product out there, but today, every endpoint should have multiple layers of security. You need to protect your users when they are browsing—open DNS. You need to protect them from emails, both inbound and outbound and you need to protect the endpoint from breaching. I would rate Cisco Umbrella a nine out of ten.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Real User

Cisco Umbrella is a very good product as of now as there is no competition. It is an excellent product. It is, actually, a must for our organization. It is not a very expensive product. I would rate Cisco Umbrella at a ten on a scale of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a good product, although it does not have the features that I was looking for. At this time, it does not have the capabilities that are relevant to the Indian market. As such, we are thinking about uninstalling it and switching products. The suitability of this solution depends on the industry and requirements. It is important to remember that if you start with a product or approach, you may end up switching to something different. That said, if you want to begin with Cisco Umbrella to deal with malware then you can always change later if it doesn't perfectly fit your environment. This is what we are doing. If I were rating this product on a single capability then it would do very well. However, rating it on multiple capabilities, then there is definitely room for improvement. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-06-25T10:49:21Z
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Real User

This is a very important solution, especially if the client does not actually supervise the tool. My advice for anybody implementing this solution is to make sure that it is configured properly for your network. Depending on your environment, you need to set up access for people who are both out of the office and out of the local network. This is a very good solution and my clients are impressed with it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Real User

If somebody is looking toward the Cisco Umbrella solution or if they have an NGIPS, NG firewalls, next-generation firewall solutions and if they are looking for DNS-based security, and if they are implementing it then Cisco Umbrella is a good solution. Keep that in mind that it will make a lot of noise, users will be blocked at the beginning and many of the URLs will be blocked. It will need to be fine-tuned. The fine-tuning is required one month after implementation. You will need to fine-tune the OpenDNS Cisco Umbrella database, just to have all the URLs there for your corporate environment, because there will be some false positive blocks. These issues will have to be fixed yourself. You will need to make sure that you are doing it. Other than that, it is a quite straightforward solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. If the suggestions are implemented I would then rate it a ten out of ten. They would be one of the first companies on the market doing this. You will not find anyone on the market with any DNS security solutions like this for Cisco Umbrella. They are the market leaders for DNS-based security at the moment. If they have these suggestions in their portfolio it would be the best solution, covering every point of its endpoint security.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a nine. No one's perfect. They are fine with the interface and the dashboard that they have released.

2019-07-02T11:47:00Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody researching this solution to make sure that it fits in your environment. Reverify the limitations. Our new department has different divisions and the way our Active Directory works causes some problems. The ease of use is fantastic, but there are things that have to be fixed. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

If anybody is looking for DNS and IP reputation for protection and blocking, then this is the right product. This is a good solution that is easy to manage, easy to configure, easy to operate, and easy to support. It's very simple. I really like this solution, and rate it a ten out of ten.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

This solution had been pretty good and it fits our needs. If we have business needs change then we will look at whether the current solution can do it. If not then we have to reach out and find something else. My advice to anybody who is researching this type of solution is to do their homework when it comes to comparing products. Compare apples to apples, and ensure feature parity. I would stress that the support organization behind the product is very important. For us, any of the other products that we've used just haven't performed up to the standards of what we are doing. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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MSP

It is a pretty good product for a small business.

2018-04-22T11:00:00Z
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Real User

Cisco Umbrella's interface is easy to use and the visibility of user activity is extremely useful.

2018-04-22T07:58:00Z
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