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Pros
"The security and access control features.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.""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.""We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""It offers good visibility for the Administrator. The administrator has full visibility of what is blocked or has the knowledge of where users go when they are surfing the internet.""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."

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"It was a very easy product to install. It can be deployed very fast.""Technical support is pretty sharp and very responsive.""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."

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"It has hundreds of features and many of them are useful.""The interface is good.""In Azure, we have multiple subscriptions and with every subscription, we add some kind of instance ID. We can work with the instance ID so that we allow all of the instances containing nodules. Everything else, we block. This way, if you go to outlook.com and check your email, if you log in with your company account, the instance ID will show. The network will take action according to the instance ID and say, "You are using the enterprise email. I'll let you surf. I'll let you see your email." But when you try to log in with your own email address, like Hotmail or Gmail, the instance ID will be different. This way we are not completely blocking Outlook, but we are blocking people from accessing their Outlook. We are only allowing the enterprise-level emails, and we are not allowing user-based emails.""A very straightforward interface.""The feature that I like best is the GUI.""Their technical support is very good.""The automation offered by the product is pretty solid.""Netskope is a really good product. I cannot segregate which features are the most valuable. We find most of the features to be valuable. It gives us what we are looking for."

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Cons
"User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""The integration with Cisco could be better.""The API is very Cisco orientated, which is absolutely fine if you're using Cisco Firepower and SecureX kind of products, but if you want to integrate with third parties, it is a bit tricky. There are some key API connectors for the more prevalent SIEM tools. I would really like to see in Cisco Umbrella the ability to create customized reports and then assign the rights to view these reports to people within a group. I should be able to create a customized report, which is viewable by anybody who has the rights. I should be able to create groups within Cisco Umbrella, and then assign reports to groups and have those reports split out automatically only to those groups. I can kind of do it by restricting my email list, but it is a half-complete way of doing it.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""The product can be pretty expensive.""It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download.""The pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella."

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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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"They could improve their mobile agents as they have some limitations.""The configuration in the cloud model could be improved upon.""The initial setup is complex and should be simplified.""Setting up policies is something that we having been doing, and if the vendor were to provide example use cases that included different implementation options then it would be very useful for us.""Third party integration with other cloud applications could be improved. Sometimes the API won't be working, but Netskope is taking it seriously. They accept all the feature requests, and they are trying to provide whatever we ask from them.""It should have user behavior analysis and diverse analysis.""In some cases, when you have a lot of policies, it can get confusing for users and you can get lost in the GUI.""There could be better integration with other solutions."

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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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  • "They should work on licensing costs."
  • "The pricing is competitive."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "The price of the solution is fair but it depends on your use case."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and there are many licensing models available. For example, what applications are covered as part of the license."
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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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    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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    We researched Netskope but ultimately chose Zscaler. Netskope is a cloud access security broker that helps identify… more »
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    Netskope is a really good product. I cannot segregate which features are the most valuable. We find most of the features… more »
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    Also Known As
    OpenDNS
    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.   

    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/.

    Netskope™ is the leading cloud access security broker (CASB). Only the Netskope Active PlatformTM provides discovery, deep visibility, and granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, businesses can move fast, with confidence.
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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
    More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies.
    NetApp, Genomic Health, Caterpillar, Apollo, Pandora, Continental Resources, Fractal, infinera, Tesla
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    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
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    iboss is ranked 13th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 3 reviews while Netskope CASB is ranked 4th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 14 reviews. iboss is rated 7.6, while Netskope CASB is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of iboss writes "Great security, pretty stable, and has potential to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netskope CASB writes "Network proxy that provides visibility during deployment and allows you to control PII". iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler SASE and Bitglass, whereas Netskope CASB is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Akamai Enterprise Application Access. See our Netskope CASB vs. iboss report.

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