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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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  • "The price of this product should be reduced to make it more competitive."
  • "Licensing is flexible. License pricing information is based on the customer, their environment, and on the future approach."
  • "The solution is priced a little high compare to similar solutions."
  • "Overall, I am not aware of the option to pay for one time use of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable."
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    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 »
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    Top Answer:Secure Web Gateway's most valuable features are firewall blocking and anti-malware scanning.
    Top Answer:The automation lifecycle, integration, and export functionality could all be improved.
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    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    Forcepoint SWG, Websense Web Security, Forcepoint TRITON
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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.”

    Cyren WebSecurity is your Secure Web Gateway in the cloud for all your users, anywhere and on any device. The service provides URL filtering for enforcement of your user web access policies along with state-of-the-art threat protection for your business users—all with intrinsic SaaS simplicity. It’s quick to deploy, easy to manage, comprehensive in coverage, and requires just a subscription to start. Service options range from easy-to-deploy DNS filtering to multilayered defense-in-depth, protecting you from a broad range of threats including malicious URL requests, phishing attacks, viruses, zero-day malware, botnets, and much more.

    Websense Web Security blocks web threats to reduce malware infections, decrease help desk incidents and free up valuable IT resources. It has more than 100 security and filtering categories, hundreds of web application and protocol controls, and 60-plus reports with customization and role-based access.
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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
    Sea Mar Community Health Centers, McDonald’s, Mercure Hotels
    Adventist Health, Alphawest, Amadori, Anoka County, Compartamos Banco, Davies Turner, EverBank, iGATE, Karlstad Municipality, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Scavolini, Smurfit Kappa, Toyota
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Educational Organization11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company14%
    Integrator10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Secure Web Gateways (SWG)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Zscaler, TitanHQ and others in Secure Web Gateways (SWG). Updated: June 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cyren WebSecurity is ranked 23rd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is ranked 5th in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 15 reviews. Cyren WebSecurity is rated 0.0, while Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway writes "Flexible endpoint security, provides URL filtering, and the reporting is good". Cyren WebSecurity is most compared with Kaspersky Security for Internet Gateway, whereas Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiProxy, Netskope CASB, Trend Micro Web Security and Cisco Web Security Appliance.

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