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We performed a comparison between Bitglass and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "There is a subscription cost."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "The price is quite good."
  • "Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization."
  • "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."
  • "When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based solution, but if the customer starts shopping around, someone is going to have access to the pricing at a level that you cannot compete because they do not have uniform pricing. Not everybody gets fair pricing. Unless you are one of the real major corporations selling the solution your ability to compete is impossible. Cisco will acknowledge the situation and assure you next time it will be in your favor but it never becomes favorable for you. Cisco is not very good in this regard. However, Umbrella is good."
  • "The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis."
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  • "The licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis and for what we get, the price is good."
  • "Prisma SaaS is more expensive than similar solutions but I think it's worth it."
  • "Prisma is in the middle of the road. It's not the most expensive, but it's not the cheapest. There aren't any additional costs, to my knowledge. I know they have some extra modules, but we didn't use them."
  • "They price their products using credit modules."
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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:The single-pane-of-glass management is really important. In today's era, administration costs and operational expenses… more »
    Top Answer:The solution’s AJAX-VM provides constant reverse proxy uptime. It has been very positive for our security operations… more »
    Top Answer:We have our pricing by user. We do our pricing agreements annually. There are also additional costs for maintenance.
    Top Answer:They need to mature the SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway (SASE) solution. It is still very early as a product based on… more »
    Top Answer:The stacked policies, event policies, and routing policies are easy to understand for someone with general knowledge.
    Top Answer:The pricing is reasonable for Palo Alto. They price their products using credit modules. There are various types of… more »
    Top Answer:The frequency of updates could be reduced. The updates are necessary, but they occur too frequently. The updates require… more »
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    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    Bitglass Next-Gen CSG
    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS, Prisma SaaS, Palo Alto Networks Aperture, Aperture
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    Overview

    Cisco Umbrella offers flexible, cloud-delivered security according to users’ requirements Cisco Umbrella includes secure web gateway, firewall, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality all delivered from a single cloud security service. Cisco Umbrella’s protection is extended to devices, remote users, and distributed locations anywhere. As company employees work from many locations and devices, Cisco Umbrella is the easiest way to effectively protect users everywhere in minutes.

    Cisco Umbrella uses machine learning to search for, identify, and even predict malicious domains. By learning from internet activity patterns, this DNS-layer security solution can automatically identify attacker infrastructure being staged for the next threat. These domains are then proactively blocked, protecting networks from potential compromise. Cisco Umbrella analyzes terabytes of data in real time across all markets, geographies, and protocols.

    Cisco Umbrella works with leading IT companies to integrate its security enforcement and intelligence. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella makes it easy to extend protection from on-premises security appliances to cloud controlled devices and sites.

    Cisco Umbrella is suitable for small businesses without dedicated security professionals, as well as for multinational enterprises with complex environments.

    Why use Cisco Umbrella?

    • Simplify security management: Cisco Umbrella is the fastest and easiest way to protect all users within minutes and reduces the number of infections and alerts sent from other security products by stopping threats at the earliest point. With no hardware to install and no software to manually update, ongoing management is simple

    • Reliable reporting: Cisco Umbrella reports show activity for each device or network in the system. Users gain a more complete picture of the security risks facing their organization and can take action to remedy them.

    • Manage and control cloud apps: Umbrella provides visibility into sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services in use across the enterprise. Users can uncover new services being used, see who is using them, identify potential risk, and block specific applications easily.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Cisco Umbrella stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of the major ones are its DNS-based protection, ability to protect users no matter where they are located, stability, and high performance.

    Daniel B., a network specialist at Syswind Kft, writes, “We primarily use the solution as cloud security for our branches. It protects us from direct internet outbreaks. It makes for good flexibility. The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple. Efficient protection on the DNS level and even higher. The sandboxing feature analyses and handles the complicated security risks.”

    Victor M., SOC & Security Services Director at BEST, notes, “It provides security for the remote workers and it helps to improve enterprise security in a very easy way. We mainly enjoy web software protection capabilities. It prevents the end-users from getting into bad sites or sites that potentially could have malware or could be phishing. It helps end-users avoid the wrong sites. The solution works very smoothly. The user interface is good.”

    The Bitglass OmniTM multi-protocol proxy architecture ensures that all data, whether accessed from a managed or unmanaged device, is subject to the visibility and control required by the organization, while simultaneously preserving employee privacy across personal applications. Omni Agentless, Bitglass’ reverse proxy capability, leverages patent pending AJAX-VM technology to ensure application resilience. Competitive CASBs either rely entirely on cumbersome agent-based forward proxy solutions, or suffer from breakages and downtime as cloud providers update and change their applications.

    Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is a powerful cloud access security brokerage (CASB) and SaaS solution that is designed to fully handle an organization’s SaaS security needs. It is a comprehensive package that offers both in-line as well as API-based protection. Users can use Prisma SaaS to complement whatever security tools they currently employ.

    Prisma SaaS Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Prisma SaaS include:

    • Adaptability. Prisma SaaS can be adapted to satisfy any and all SaaS needs that an organization might have. When users choose Prisma SaaS, they gain access to a vast suite of integrations. These enable users to connect with the most widely used and common SaaS applications on the market. An organization is given the ability to take stock of features or functions that they might be missing and employ the integration to make up for whatever they feel they are missing.
    • Security. Prisma SaaS comes with a wealth of security features that users can leverage to handle all of their security needs. Users can set specific security policies to classify data in a way that enables the solution’s artificial intelligence and machine learning software to track them to prevent losses from taking place. The solution’s AI and ML can also block known malware, identify new malware, and block these new threats before they can do harm.
    • Automated updates. Organizations do not need to devote resources to ensure that Prisma SaaS’s software remains up to date. It automatically updates when an update is ready to launch. Users can focus on using the product and allow the solution to manage its updates on its own.

    Prisma SaaS Features

    • Centralized management and control. Prisma SaaS is controllable from a single centralized location. Users can manage every aspect of the solution in a simplified way. They do not need to master the controls on a variety of consoles to achieve the highest level of value from it. All of the controls are located in one place, which also makes it easy for users to learn how to use them. Additionally, it enables users to view all of their critical data in a single location without having to struggle to find the data that they need.
    • Threat visualization and reporting. Users gain the ability to break down potential threats and incidents in ways that provide deep insights. Prisma SaaS can visually represent threats that have not yet been actualized as well as events that have occurred. Additionally, it can create detailed reports that can provide users with the information that they need to secure themselves from future harm.
    • User behavior monitoring. Prisma SaaS’s AI and ML capabilities enable the solution to spot unusual user behavior that might signal that a user’s credentials have been stolen.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Network is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are the ability to customize data search expressions and the ability to identify, analyze, and troubleshoot threats from a single solution.

    Gabriel F., the senior service delivery engineer at the Netdata Innovation Center, writes, “You have the ability to create your own expressions for your data. Palo Alto understands that DLP is not the same for all consumers. You might have a particular need to fulfill, and they give you the opportunity to create a custom expression to match the specific format that you have. For a confidential file property that you have in your files, you can add a metadata field. It gives you the opportunity to create that.”

    Angell D., a senior engineer at Cloudrise, says, "The most valuable feature of Prisma Cloud-native, in my opinion, is that it assists in identifying, analyzing, and remediating vulnerabilities."

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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
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    University of Arkansas
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Computer Software Company7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Healthcare Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Non Profit13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business25%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Bitglass is ranked 11th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 5th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 9 reviews. Bitglass is rated 0.0, while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks writes "Supports custom expressions, helps with compliance, and integrates well with Azure AD". Bitglass is most compared with Netskope CASB, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Forcepoint CASB, Zscaler Internet Access and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Netskope CASB, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Zscaler Internet Access, Zscaler CASB and Saviynt.

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