"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs."
"The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple."
"We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products."
"It enables us to go granular in the customization of blocking some categories on the DNS."
"When it comes to hybrid work it's pretty effective. We've got the agents. We can protect people inside our building and, when they're using their laptops out in the field, they're still protected. It's working well."
"The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs."
"Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available."
"We've found it to be stable and good for our customers."
"The most valuable features of Check Point Web Gateway are all the IPS. However, what matters for users is content and web filtering."
"The stability of the tool is very good."
"It is very stable."
"We really liked everything, however, one of the biggest advantages we found was its web filtering."
"Application control allows the administrator to create granular policies based on users to allow, block, or limit access."
"The implementation of this tool was straightforward."
"I think this solution is very helpful to our customers because its cloud-based security can be deployed quickly and maintained easily."
"It was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast."
"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."
"Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive."
"I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy"
"The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco products."
"User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive."
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."
"Missing a real data leakage prevention solution."
"The integration with Cisco could be better."
"They need to improve analytics so they report on more of the specifics of user activity."
"It would be better if there was a little bit of flexibility for organizations that don't have SD One in their environment. Because of the complexity of the environment, it's not easy to actually turn on the feature of the secure internet gateway for our users. We have not been able to explore that option yet."
"The documentation needs to improve."
"Check Point Web Gateway could improve the user interface. It could be made more modern."
"Some documents needed to implement with the best practices are difficult to understand, take longer than expected to apply, and sometimes even require support."
"Check Point Web Gateway could add an end point access function."
"It is expensive. Its price should be better."
"Perhaps the latency in the administrative part of the portal would be a point of improvement."
"Most of the time, we are struggling when it comes to getting support."
"The dashboards for local use could be better."
"File integrity monitoring would be very advantageous as an additional feature."
"The solution could be stronger on the integration side and offer more cloud applications like G Suite or Oracle."
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?
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.”
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/.
Check Point Web Gateway is ranked 10th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 7 reviews while iboss is ranked 15th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. Check Point Web Gateway is rated 8.4, while iboss is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Check Point Web Gateway writes "Flexible with good web filtering and overall robust security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Check Point Web Gateway is most compared with McAfee Web Gateway, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, Symantec Proxy and Cisco Web Security Appliance, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Zscaler SASE, Netskope CASB, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. See our Check Point Web Gateway vs. iboss report.
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