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  • "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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    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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    It is a good cloud-based solution for DNS security.
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    This solution does not require much administration.
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    WSS runs slowly sometimes, I would like for this to be looked into.
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    We use this for secure home internet traffic.
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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.”

    Going beyond advanced filtering and hygiene the Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway provides an unprecedented layer of threat detection, using a choice of Avira, Sophos and Kaspersky AV, and sanitization of Active Code for your dynamic web, social and cloud experience. Take complete and granular control over what your users access or share online. Flexible, policy-based filtering, founded on a comprehensive URL database provided by Symantec, and content aware inspection extends beyond limiting recreational browsing, to view inside HTTP/S encrypted traffic preventing phishing and malware attacks, and sensitive data leaks

    Moving to the cloud introduces new security and compliance risks, but it also enables tremendous new defensive strategies. Cloud-delivered network security adds flexibility and boosts performance, while protecting users with consistent threat prevention and data compliance policies—wherever they go.

    Symantec Web Security Service delivers a broad set of advanced capabilities—including a secure web gateway (SWG), software defined perimeter, anti-virus scanning, sandboxing, web isolation, data loss prevention (DLP), and email security. As your users directly access the web, you can extend consistent policies that follow your sensitive data wherever it goes.

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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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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Secure Web Gateways (SWG)
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, TitanHQ and others in Secure Web Gateways (SWG). Updated: May 2022.
    597,708 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway is ranked 29th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) while Symantec Web Security Service is ranked 16th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 1 review. Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway is rated 0.0, while Symantec Web Security Service is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Web Security Service writes "Stable web security requiring minimal administration that occasionally runs slowly". Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway is most compared with , whereas Symantec Web Security Service is most compared with .

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