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"I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.""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.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""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.""What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""Helps block personal email accounts.""I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services."

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"There are a lot of features with benefits, including discovery, investigation, and putting controls around things. You can't say that you like the investigation part but not the discovery. Everything is correlated; that's how the tool works.""Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out.""The feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly.""It is very easy to use, which is what we look for in these types of solutions.""We have become more aware of what services our users are using, how often they are using them, and what data is being sent out of the organization and to which services. So, it is really a lot about visibility and helping us make decisions based on that. It drives some of our policy decisions for adding extra security controls.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its monitoring.""The most valuable feature is the seamless integration across different clouds.""All of the features are valuable because all of the features are related."

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"The most recent is VMDR, which provides a comprehensive overview of how to detect, patch, and remediate specific vulnerabilities.""I like Qualys because it is a very complete product, more so than Tenable.""The features that are most valuable are the identification, scan features, and the identification of vulnerabilities.""Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem.""Great web application security for scanning.""Qualys VM is very stable.""The prioritization feature is great. I think it has all of the advanced features that we need.""It is very easy to use and there are lots of options. We can usually easily go through it and all of the things we want to configure, and we can configure everything to our specifications very easily."

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Cons
"I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""The integration with Cisco could be better.""I would like to see more integrability with other products.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center.""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.""In the next release, I would like to see the integration of VDI NSX with Cisco Umbrella."

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"It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft.""I would like for it to be available on Mac and for it to support all of the features of Microsoft financing products. It is really for Windows.""Sometimes the support is actually lacking.""Currently, reporting is not very straightforward and it needs to be enhanced. Specific reports are not included and you need to run a query, drill down, and then export it and share it. I would love to have reports with more fine-tuning or granularity, and more predefined reports.""They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing.""This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage.""I believe it's only set to be integrated with Microsoft Defender for identity and identity protection. I would like to see it available for use with something like Office 365 Defender. I don't think it's integrated with that yet.""There are challenges with detection and there are challenges with false-positive rates."

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"Reports were lacking somewhat on the customization side.""The customer support is very bad.""Could use additional security for the app.""It's too early for me to say if there is any room for improvement since we're in the first couple of months of using this solution.""Sometimes we face a problem with accessing the tool and not getting an expected result. From a technology point of view, they need to look into this.""I would like to see more accuracy in detections, better reporting capabilities, and better dashboard download capabilities.""Its integration with ServiceNow and other similar products is complicated and can be improved. It should also have virtual batching. They should support more standards and compliance requirements and more customizations. For policy compliance, they can add the standards required by the countries in the Middle East. Each country generates its own standards and frameworks, and those frameworks should be there in all products, not only in Qualys. The market here is huge, especially in the cybersecurity field. Qatar has a framework for Qatar 2022, and each and every company in the public or private sector has to follow the Qatar 2022 framework.""The solution is a bit expensive if you do not have access to discounts."

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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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  • "This product is not expensive."
  • "Our clients normally use the Microsoft E1 licensing, which is renewed yearly."
  • "The pricing is a little bit high but right now, we are okay with it because of the compatibility with Office 365, Teams, and Azure AD."
  • "I'm not totally involved in the pricing part, but I think its pricing is quite aggressive, and its price is quite similar to Netskope. Netskope has separate licensing fees or additional charges if you want to monitor certain SaaS services, whereas, with MCAS, you get 5,000 applications with their Office 365. It is all bundled, and there's no cost for using that. You only have the operational costs. In the country I am in, it is a bit difficult to get people with the required skill sets."
  • "Its pricing is on the higher side. Its price is definitely very high for a small-scale company. As an enterprise client, we do get benefits from Microsoft. We get a discounted price because of the number of users we have in our company. We have a premier package, and with that, we do get a lot of discounts. There are no additional costs. It only comes in the top-tier packages. Generally, the top-tier license is the best license that you can get for your organization. If you want, you can buy it separately, but that's not a good idea."
  • "The price could be better and should be reconsidered."
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  • "They have recently changed the pricing model, which is now better than it was before."
  • "It is different for every company, but for us, it's every three years."
  • "Qualys is cheaper and more affordable than other solutions."
  • "The pricing and licensing for Qualys could be improved."
  • "We do see over $100,000 in terms of price, for mid-size programs. You likely will pay more than $100,000 without any discount. It is a bit pricey."
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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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    If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done.
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    You can buy it alone, however, it's not worth it. Nobody buys it alone as it's not that good as a standalone product… more »
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    If you have more elaborate needs or if you have some more sophisticated use cases, for example, if you need an in-line… more »
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    The most recent is VMDR, which provides a comprehensive overview of how to detect, patch, and remediate specific… more »
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    We pay a yearly fee for a license. They have very good discounts. That's why the price is okay for us. Generally, if we… more »
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    The dashboard itself could be improved, while we can customize it, they can create different tabs where we can see the… more »
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    OpenDNS
    MS Cloud App Security, Microsoft Cloud App Security
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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.   

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can: 

    - Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security

    - Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate

    - Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) is a cloud-based service that gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest Internet threats and how to protect them. It helps you to continuously identify threats and monitor unexpected changes in your network before they turn into breaches.

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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
    Customers for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps include Accenture, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and Nakilat.
    Agrokor Group, American Specialty Health, American State Bank, Arval, Life:), Axway, Bank of the West, Blueport Commerce, BSkyB, Brinks, CaixaBank, Cartagena, Catholic Health System, CEC Bank, Cegedim, CIGNA, Clickability, Colby-Sawyer College, Commercial Bank of Dubai, University of Utah, eBay Inc., ING Singapore, National Theatre, OTP Bank, Sodexo, WebEx
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise43%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 12 reviews while Qualys VM is ranked 5th in Vulnerability Management with 14 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is rated 8.2, while Qualys VM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps writes "Integrates well and helps us in protecting sensitive information, but takes time to scan and apply the policies and cannot detect everything we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Excellent continuous monitoring, helpful technical support, easy to scale, and simple to install". Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee MVISION Cloud and Symantec CloudSOC CASB, whereas Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Darktrace and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks.

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