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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the website protection capabilities because it prevents end-users from entering bad sites that potentially have malware or could be used for phishing.""The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""Cisco Umbrella is a totally different solution. They are the first to come up with this idea of security. It's a totally new concept of security for everybody, for every time, real time, perfectionism.""It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.""The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""Cisco Umbrella is such a solution and can be implemented very fast and easy. All that we must do is redirect the DNS registers in their routers, or the active directory service of the enterprise that are going to use in Umbrella services. If you buy the service now, in two hours you are protected by the service because it's very fast to put in service.""Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices."

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"The most valuable feature is that we can use it as a proxy.""It also has high availability.""The deployment process is very simple.""The most valuable feature is security.""I would recommend this solution to others.""It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.""Cisco is the best in giving technical support. There is no doubt about that.""This appliance gives me good visibility in the userbase and their activities."

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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
"If the security issues are taken care of it would be better.""We would like to see the enhancements made to the EDR, as we see features that are running endpoint management.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""There are cheaper solutions in the market""It could be improved by having a local data center and caching, which can provide protection support. I would like to be able to channel my intel and my network traffic to their clouds, and this feature is not available. Advanced protection or any malware file support, which might be required, is not available.""The product can be pretty expensive.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached."

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"The GUI is not user-friendly, so it needs to improve or be simplified.""This solution could be more secure.""They need a better graphical interface, and they need a better ISE mechanism.""If a user wants to use it for other devices like mobile or smartphones, this product isn't so reliable.""The one thing I don't like about Cisco is that they are very much fragmented in terms of providing the complete solution. They keep on breaking their different feature sets into different boxes.""The solution needs to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate.""Sometimes reporting is a little bit short.""The licensing model needs to be more flexible."

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"The solution could be stronger on the integration side and offer more cloud applications like G Suite or Oracle.""The dashboards for local use could be better.""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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  • "Licensing fees are based on the number of users."
  • "Regarding Cisco price-wise, it is always on a bit on the higher side."
  • "Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried.… more »
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    Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… 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… more »
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    It integrates well with Cisco Email Security Appliance.
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    Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it.
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    Sometimes reporting is a little bit short. Cisco has always put more emphasis on developing big products that are very… more »
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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… more »
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    The solution is a corporate proxy server, an intelligence proxy.
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    OpenDNS
    Cisco WSA, Cisco Web Security
    iBoss Cloud Platform
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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.   

    For security, your network needs malware protection, application visibility and control, acceptable use policy controls, insightful reporting and secure mobility. Cisco offers this protection, all on a single platform: the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA).

    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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    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
    New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
    More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Web Security Appliance vs. iboss and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Web Security Appliance is ranked 5th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 8 reviews while iboss is ranked 9th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 3 reviews. Cisco Web Security Appliance is rated 7.8, while iboss is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Web Security Appliance writes "We always hear from our customers that this is one of the products that they are very satisfied with". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". Cisco Web Security Appliance is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, Fortinet FortiProxy and Symantec Secure Web Gateway, 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 Web Security Appliance vs. iboss report.

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