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"The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""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.""The implementation is pretty easy.""I think recently with many people working from home, Cisco Umbrella has been very useful. For example, we can manage the device and the network when the employee is not working on the local host. Cisco Umbrella is very valuable for this kind of infrastructure.""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.""The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple."

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"It helps to quickly get access to the pages I need.""Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution.""The solution provides us with an easy way to configure and join the VPN with Perimeter 81."

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"We're now able to go after contracts that require a Zero Trust solution and Prisma's other technology solutions.""Prisma Access gives us security from a single point. It controls mobile users and determines how secure their networks will be, including from where they will get internet access. We can optimize things and add security profiles centrally.""It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in.""There are plenty of features this solution provides and the most valuable would be the complete security protection we are receiving. We are provided with similar security that the Palo Alto AWS solution has. This includes features such as a firewall and machine learning AI.""It protects all app traffic so that users can gain access to all apps. Unlike other solutions that only work from ports 80 and 443, which are predominantly for web traffic, Prisma Access covers all protocols and works on all traffic patterns... The most sophisticated attacks can arise from sources that are not behind 80/443.""The solution has all its capabilities in a single cloud delivery platform which is great and it provides overall good protection.""Security is absolutely spot-on, really top-notch. It's the result of all the components that come together, such as the HIP [Host Information Profile] and components like Forcepoint, providing end-user content inspection, and antivirus. It incorporates DLP features and that's fantastic because Prisma Access makes sure that all of the essential prerequisites are in place before a user can log in or can be tunneled into.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN."

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Cons
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes.""User interface could be a little smoother and more intuitive.""Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""One of the issues with Umbrella is as you get into endpoint detection and response, such as EDR point solutions, some of them will not integrate well with Umbrella. Sometimes when you want to use technology, such as Always On VPN, it will not work. There are some looming issues as one type of technology starts to crossover with Umbrella. That is the challenge and Umbrella should find a way to be more compatible with some of the endpoint response solutions that are coming out on the market.""The pricing is a bit high. Being outside of the USA, we have issues with the exchange rate.""The integration with Cisco could be better.""This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""The pricing could always be a little bit better."

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"In order to have to bypass the login using the website, a good feature for Perimeter 81 to have is a login instance in the Perimeter 81 application. I'm using a Mac and we don't have that functionality.""Currently, I am not able to define a different country or location, which can result in negative experiences as the tool is being recognized by websites and this can make it difficult to access them or force me to disable the program temporarily.""I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

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"It's not very easy to use. Sometimes it's buggy and there are problems when doing updates. The user interface is okay, but some configuration items are difficult. I would like it to be less buggy and easier to configure, to better streamline the user experience.""The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes.""The Cloud Management application has room for improvement. There are a lot of things on the roadmap for that application; things are going to happen soon.""When it comes to the VPN, it uses the global protect VPN functionality to connect remotely, but it has a feature limitation for assigning multiple IP sub-links to different user groups. It would be much better if we are able to assign the current IP blocks for the sub-links based on the user groups.""When we deploy firewall rules via Panorama, we find it's a little bit slow. We have a global environment and might have 100 gateways or VPNs in the cloud. When we deploy something, it tries to deploy it one-by-one, and that can be slow.""There can be some latency issues with the solution that should be improved.""While Palo Alto has understood the essence of building capabilities around cloud technology and have come up with a CASB offering, that is a very new product. There are other companies that have better offerings for understanding cloud applications and have more graceful controls. That's something that Palo Alto needs to work on.""Prisma's integration between operational technology and IT should be more seamless. Right now, it requires additional setup and maintenance."

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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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  • "Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."
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  • "This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license."
  • "Prisma Access is a little bit expensive."
  • "The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve."
  • "The price has been good for the ROI during these difficult times for the cruise industry. There are no hidden costs; what the product offers is what you get."
  • "It's pricey, it's not cheap. But you get what you pay for."
  • "The initial prices of Prisma Access were okay. But as soon as you start deploying Palo Alto gear, the support prices and the recurring prices, which are the major operational costs, tend to increase over time."
  • "Based on what I have heard from others, it is a pricey solution as compared to its peers, but I am not sure. However, considering the features that it offers, it is a break-even point. You get whatever they are promising."
  • "The pricing can be difficult because it came to us with another agreement, but it can be negotiated. I highly recommend people to compare this product's performance and pricing against BetterCloud, because I feel BetterCloud is better than Prisma SaaS if they're starting from scratch."
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    OpenDNS
    Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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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.   

    Perimeter 81 is the first Cybersecurity Experience Platform to streamline SASE through its groundbreaking ease-of-use and unified network security stack. With a global network of PoPs, Perimeter 81 offers secure network capabilities managed over our multi-tenant cloud and highly scalable for organizations worldwide.

    With Perimeter 81, you can easily move your resources to the cloud, manage team member access from anywhere and gain network visibility in an all-in-one cloud management portal. With features like Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, Web Filtering and more, you can secure and manage your network in just a few clicks.

    Why Perimeter 81?

    • Features you can rely on: Perimeter 81 offers all the essential cybersecurity tools you need to protect your organization. With Zero Trust Network Access, Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, and many more features, Perimeter 81 allows remote and on-site users to access networks safely and securely.
    • Lightning-fast deployment: Say goodbye to hours of configuration and manal setup. With Perimeter 81, you can have your entire network deployed in minutes - it’s that simple.
    • Network monitoring at your fingertips: Having visibility into your network is key. With Perimeter 81, you can fully monitor and secure your organization’s most valuable resources from a single dashboard.
    • World class support: Our award-winning support team is always here for you. From the moment you set up your network, we’re happy to help with anything you need along the way.

    Network security doesn’t have to be complicated – join Perimeter 81 on a mission to radically simplify the cybersecurity experience.

    Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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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
    Aqua Security, Cognito, Multipoint, Kustomer, Postman, Meredith
    Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Political Organization8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Perimeter 81 is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 18 reviews. Perimeter 81 is rated 9.4, while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Perimeter 81 writes "Helpful technical support with great single sign-on functionality and a seamless login experience". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Makes us part of a bigger security ecosystem with updates taken care of for us, but pricing and support need work". Perimeter 81 is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Cato Networks, Cloudflare Access and Appgate SDP, whereas Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, VMware SD-WAN and Microsoft Intune. See our Perimeter 81 vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks report.

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