"Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable."
"Helps block personal email accounts."
"The security and access control features."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to block users from reaching places that they should not even try to reach has been a boon."
"We've found it to be stable and good for our customers."
"Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business within a business day. It is pretty simple and straightforward to install and configure. Its remit is reasonably clearly defined. When you look at solutions like Darktrace and Carbon Black, the mission objective isn't as clearly defined. Cisco Umbrella, Sophos Central, or some of the other solutions have a more standardized approach to antivirus, which includes enhanced response from the machine learning or deep learning perspective."
"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs."
"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."
"It is very easy to deploy. The GUI interface is really good, and the security features are also very good. It is also stable and scalable, and their support is also good."
"Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them."
"Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful."
"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities."
"The solution is stable and suitable."
"The division of Control Plane and Data Plane is most valuable. It can be deployed anywhere, and you can control it and configure it from anywhere. This is one of the good features of this solution."
"The flexibility is a great feature."
"Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the CASB solutions, which is protecting their Office 365."
"I like its ease of use. It has a single pane of glass for the ZIA and ZPA pieces. It is very manageable. It is also very easy to deploy for secure access, and it gives half-decent coverage for visibility in terms of what the users use and what data is being proxied through the access gateway."
"The scalability of the solution is great."
"Data reporting could be improved."
"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."
"It could be improved by having a local data center and caching, which can provide protection support. I would like to be able to channel my intel and my network traffic to their clouds, and this feature is not available. Advanced protection or any malware file support, which might be required, is not available."
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites."
"The price could be better. The price is definitely a bit high, but we have to pay a premium for Cisco 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 heard about them for the first time just before I started working on Versa. They do have blogs for information, but they could publicize more about the documentation and architecture. It doesn't seem to have that much exposure, and they should work on their customer base more."
"The smaller units lack a lot of functionality."
"The support needs to be improved."
"We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the customers can have bigger chunk from the SD-WAN side so that customers can have critical data be transferred with NPS VPN and non-critical data or some labeled traffic can be transferred by the SD-WAN network. I think it's a very important direction for digital transformation."
"The security should be improved."
"Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features."
"Future releases should contain AI for the voice feature."
"With the pandemic and changing work models, it would be ideal if the product more accessibility options or more diversity within the solution itself."
"There are latency issues with the solution. They are small, however, they are there when you compare it to other vendors."
"It has massive room for improvement. The Zscaler product itself is okay, but it doesn't give enough granularity for us as an organization to stipulate rules or processes, especially for data-driven services. For instance, we can stick on SSL inspection, but it's just a click box. It doesn't allow us to go any further into the detail of the SSL inspection. We also can't pull it out without having an additional logging server. It just doesn't give us enough granularity. They should give us more control over the interfaces because it is all backend. They weren't very open to discussing their backend architecture with us in terms of their own data centers. They can maybe a little bit more open about what components are there and how the backend infrastructure works alongside Zscaler. Its licensing can be better. Some of the additional licensing costs are quite high, and they should have certain features ready and available as a baseline rather than having to purchase additional licenses for it. Their support should also be improved. I initially had a consultant from Zscaler for its deployment, but the support that I had throughout the deployment of the project wasn't the best."
"The interface needs a bit of work."
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Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.
For the last 30 years, networks have been connecting users to applications in the data center, which was surrounded by a secure perimeter to keep apps and data safe from the outside. But with applications moving to the cloud, IoT becoming more common, and users connecting from everywhere, network security is no longer able to solve the fundamental challenge of security and is instead adding significant complexity and cost.
Versa FlexVNF is ranked 5th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 10 reviews while Zscaler SASE is ranked 10th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 3 reviews. Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0, while Zscaler SASE is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler SASE writes "Easy to deploy, use, and manage, but needs more granularity and control over the interfaces and better licensing and support". Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and Steelhead, whereas Zscaler SASE is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cato Networks, Netskope CASB, Cloudflare Access and VMware SD-WAN. See our Versa FlexVNF vs. Zscaler SASE report.
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