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We performed a comparison between Saviynt and Symantec CloudSOC CASB based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Saviynt vs. Symantec CloudSOC CASB Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"When we have laptops that leave the building, they could connect to public WiFi before they establish a VPN connection back into the company. For that duration or that period of time when they're not docked in the network or on a VPN, they effectively don't have that full layer of security that I provide inside the building. This tool stands in during that period of time, and we extend the security settings through their basic firewall or their cloud-based firewall at that time. So, we do content filtering and control access, but they also are looking at new domains, IP addresses, and bad requests. They're blocking them on my behalf when a laptop is not sitting behind our security appliances.""The most valuable features for us include tenant lock, content filtering, and DLP solutions, looking for PII and information being exfiltrated.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""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 most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.""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.""The most valuable thing is how easy it is to deploy. We did it with 9,000 users at my last job, and it took a week to get to all the endpoints. Doing that without having to physically touch all those endpoints was very simple.""Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available."

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"The product has a great attestation feature.""It gives very good and in-depth knowledge about a particular identity. Everything is through a single click. We get to know the workflows related to a particular identity with a single click.""We have found the implementation process to be very easy.""The most valuable features of Saviynt are database utility and report generation. These two features have a major impact, particularly when you are trying to create a report because, in other systems, you need to use a third-party utility such as a BI tool or any other reporting tool to fetch the data and send out the report to a third party team. In Saviynt, it's a system within a system, so you don't have to use any third-party tool because you can directly do your query and write that code on Saviynt and then send that report to the team.""The feature that we use the most is the global, third-party user management.""Considering the initial cost and the basic features, this is a good solution that provides integration with both on-premise and cloud applications.""It's easy to manage and easy to use; a simple tool for end-users.""The workflow in Saviynt is easier compared to other tools. It's pretty straightforward."

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"The value in some of these solutions is just the integration of technologies with their on-prem DLP solution. So, you can tie on-prem and cloud DLP policies together. You can apply on-prem policies to the cloud to have consistent policies in a hybrid environment. So, it works very well in that hybrid environment of on-prem and cloud.""The active directory integration is very valuable as we can connect to the list of users that we have and the cloud control, the blocking, the access control of the cloud, can be handled by this product."

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Cons
"The pricing could always be a little bit better.""The design of the screens could be improved. Sometimes you're trying to look for information, for what you think is critical that should be on that first screen of the dashboard so that you can quickly take screenshots to have people help out, but you have to hop between screens to find little pieces of evidence.""I'd like to see improvement in its overall integration with all the other platforms. There's some integration between Umbrella and Meraki, but an overall Cisco problem is that there are so many different tools, and finding easy, seamless ways of connecting everything together is always a challenge.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies.""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.""I would like them to make some videos, practical videos, the kind with steps that people can use to learn and deploy""It would be better if there was a little bit of flexibility for organizations that don't have SD One in their environment. Because of the complexity of the environment, it's not easy to actually turn on the feature of the secure internet gateway for our users. We have not been able to explore that option yet.""Network connectivity was a bit of a challenge at the beginning, but we were able to get the right help from Cisco."

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"The solution does not work very well as the number of users increases.""The solution is hosted on AWS cloud, and there is some dependency that affects our bottom line.""The customer support and implementation services need to be improved.""An area for improvement in Saviynt is that there's a limitation on the number of logs you can get from the past twenty-four hours. For example, if the data is huge, the tool can only give you a maximum of one hundred logs. You can't get any further than that. In the next version of Saviynt, however, you can get more logs and you'll see them inside the log rotation. For example, when you're trying to search inside the log, you can select a date range, and then you can search for a particular log. We haven't used that new log rotation feature yet, but it's included in the next release of Saviynt. Another area for improvement in the tool is that it doesn't have a server monitoring feature, so if your server has a high load, it should give you a warning. You're supposed to get an alert similar to what's being done in WebLogic. In WebLogic, we had a separate facility, but in Saviynt, that feature's missing.""The custom application integration is a little complex, and this tool doesn't provide so many plugins or additional applications.""It should support more customizations. In SailPoint, we can do many customizations, but we are not able to do that in Saviynt. For workflows and other things, we can only use what is already in place. Saviynt has a lot of scope for improvement on the customization part.""We sometimes experience performance issues when the solution fails to process the data between two different applications.""The configuration process at the beginning can be difficult, depending on the complexity of the company."

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"They have some room for improvement in terms of being able to do troubleshooting. If you're trying to troubleshoot it, you have to work a lot with their backend people in order to get to a solution. So, trying to do your own troubleshooting can be a little bit difficult.""It's a niche product. Not many people use it, and therefore there isn't as much of a knowledge base surrounding it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a subscription cost."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "The price is quite good."
  • "Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization."
  • "It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high."
  • "Cisco Umbrella is expensive and could be cheaper."
  • "When talking about Cisco solutions in general there pricing model is horrible. For example, you can sell a Meraki-based solution, but if the customer starts shopping around, someone is going to have access to the pricing at a level that you cannot compete because they do not have uniform pricing. Not everybody gets fair pricing. Unless you are one of the real major corporations selling the solution your ability to compete is impossible. Cisco will acknowledge the situation and assure you next time it will be in your favor but it never becomes favorable for you. Cisco is not very good in this regard. However, Umbrella is good."
  • "The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis."
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  • "The price of the license for this product is quite expensive."
  • "We are not into the licensing part. The clients take care of the licensing part."
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  • "It compares well with the competition because they're all priced on a per-user basis. I've seen the rest of them. There is definitely a huge price difference between them."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:The single-pane-of-glass management is really important. In today's era, administration costs and operational expenses… more »
    Top Answer:The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources.
    Top Answer:As one of the leading IGA (Identity Governance & Administration) products and because of how I see this is the tool, I… more »
    Top Answer:We are using Saviynt for a wide range of things. That includes attestation, SoD (Segregation of Duty), analytics… more »
    Top Answer:The active directory integration is very valuable as we can connect to the list of users that we have and the cloud… more »
    Top Answer:One thing I noticed is that it's probably true of all the SaaS products is that the people who buy the product get the… more »
    Top Answer:The product should have release notes. One thing I noticed was when you block people who have sessions already… more »
    Comparisons
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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.”

    Saviynt is an intelligent, cloud-first identity governance & access management solution. The solution is designed to help organizations quickly scale cloud initiatives and solve security and compliance challenges. Saviynt offers identity governance, granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure your company’s ecosystem and provide a seamless user experience.

    Saviynt Features

    Saviynt has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile enablement: Saviynt provides a powerful mobile app to manage business operations such as initiating a request, managing approvals, completing certifications, viewing dashboards, and taking actions in a timely manner.
    • Scalability and Flexibility: Saviynt is built for enterprise scale & flexibility with an industry-leading cloud architecture.
    • Cloud-based: Saviynt provides you with the ability to quickly deploy and seamlessly integrate with multiple critical applications within your environment to manage risks effectively.
    • Rapid application & identity onboarding: With Saviynt application and identity onboarding is easy. Saviynt offers pre-built templates and discovery of unmanaged assets & applications to help speed up the process.
    • AI & ML powered identity analytics: By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, Saviynt is able to identify risk and duplicate identities, and can also close access gaps.
    • Actionable insights: Saviynt provides actionable insights for identity management, compliance, and security via the Control Center.

    Saviynt Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Saviynt. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Frictionless access requests: With Saviynt you can request access from anywhere, at any time.
    • Policy violation and SoD conflict detection: Saviynt helps your organization prevent risky access by understanding violations and conflicts for any request.
    • Governance: Saviynt provides governance for all human and machine identities – including third parties.
    • Easier provisioning: Saviynt enables you to automate lifecycle tasks in order to make cross-application provisioning easier and more efficient.
    • Out-of-the-box rulesets: With Saviynt’s out-of-the-box rulesets, you can automatically connect security roles to security tasks.
    • User friendly: Saviynt is designed with a modern web interface and has a mobile app and browser plug-in along with a ServiceNow app to make it easy to use.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Saviynt users.

    An Identity and Access Management Specialist at a non-tech company states, "The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources. Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users."

    A Principal Consultant at a tech services company says, "It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid.”

    PeerSpot user Amimesh A., Senior Associate at a tech services company, mentions, “The most valuable feature is the ease of implementation. This product works well out of the box and if you don’t want to do a lot of configuration then this is the best tool. The reporting features are good.”

    Irappa H., Manager at a computer software company, comments, “The most valuable features are the workflows and certification.”


    The Symantec CloudSOC platform enables companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure and compliant. It provides visibility into shadow IT, governance over data in cloud apps, and protection against threats targeting cloud accounts.

    CloudSOC takes a data science approach to security using machine learning at its core and leveraging native SaaS APIs, real-time traffic processing and other data sources to provide insightful visualization and intuitive controls.

    CloudSOC offers a cloud audit for Shadow IT plus granular transaction visibility, user behavior analytics (UBA), threat detection, data governance and DLP, security controls and post-incident forensic analysis for sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps.

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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
    Shell, McKesson, Kimberly-Clark, Ingram Micro, Intermountain Health Care, Forterra, CoreLogic
    Globe Telecom
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Educational Organization9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Insurance Company10%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Saviynt vs. Symantec CloudSOC CASB
    November 2022
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    Saviynt is ranked 6th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 8 reviews while Symantec CloudSOC CASB is ranked 7th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 2 reviews. Saviynt is rated 7.6, while Symantec CloudSOC CASB is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Saviynt writes "Has database utility and report generation features, so you can directly do your query, write the code, then send the report". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec CloudSOC CASB writes "Good for blocking access, very scalable, and quite reliable". Saviynt is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Omada Identity, whereas Symantec CloudSOC CASB is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Netskope CASB, VMware SD-WAN, Skyhigh Security and Forcepoint CASB. See our Saviynt vs. Symantec CloudSOC CASB report.

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