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2018-04-22T07:58:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Cisco Umbrella?

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What do you like most about Cisco Umbrella?

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47 Answers
Zaigham Abbas - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-08-02T13:19:00Z
02 August 22

The single-pane-of-glass management is really important. In today's era, administration costs and operational expenses will cost you a lot, and it reduces that as well. You don't need extra resources to manage all your parameter firewalls, looking at every single device to allow resources internal access. By just introducing the single-pane-of-glass management, it has lifted the burden off of management, especially the network management.

Tim Woodhouse - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-02T01:58:00Z
02 August 22

I was able to implement it myself. It was really easy to install. You could install it on a server locally if you want to. If you have the biggest site, you would do that, but for my site, it was just directing all the traffic out through the Cisco Umbrella DNS. It was really handy. When the owners of the company went overseas, I knew that they would be secure because even if they were not on the company network, they would still go through the Cisco Umbrella servers. It was a complete solution for protecting the company with outgoing data.

MS
Network security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2022-07-17T17:27:00Z
17 July 22

You can manage and create policies based on a group of users. It can permit some URLs and block others.

Jessica Boutin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-26T15:36:00Z
26 June 22

The most valuable features for us include tenant lock, content filtering, and DLP solutions, looking for PII and information being exfiltrated.

Michael Abadeer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Operations Manager at BeyondTrust
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-26T15:14:00Z
26 June 22

It enables us to go granular in the customization of blocking some categories on the DNS.

JR
IT Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-06-26T15:04:00Z
26 June 22

The Global Block List is one of the most valuable features because it's really easy to block domain names as well as URLs. Sometimes you don't want to block the whole site, you just want to block one URL. The Global Block and Allow Lists are the best features for us.

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Walter Poole - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Infinite Energy Center
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-15T20:53:00Z
15 June 22

If it didn't have a single pane of glass, we would not be using it. The single pane of glass gives you a one-stop shop. It's like going to Home Depot. You find all your stuff there. You can see all your threats and your endpoints. It's a very important feature and makes things very simple.

SN
Vice President Information Security & Compliance at E2open
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-30T20:29:00Z
30 May 22

One of the most important features is the security posture check which Umbrella offers when a user accesses any website. That is one of the most unique features that it offers.

Dan Brunnquell - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-26T06:22:00Z
26 May 22

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.

AP
Cyber Security Consultant at flydubai
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-10T11:12:11Z
10 April 22

It is a good cloud-based solution for DNS security.

PK
Director at seamlessinfotech.com
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-01T00:16:43Z
01 August 21

I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security.

RT
Spider Solutions CTO at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-15T12:23:54Z
15 July 21

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.

KE
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-06-29T21:55:44Z
29 June 21

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.

Veerendra Ganta - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Datasoft Comnet
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-04T18:17:56Z
04 June 21

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.

JL
Security BDM UK at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-12T19:32:01Z
12 April 21

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.

BF
Network Engineer & Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-26T13:45:17Z
26 February 21

The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.

DT
Project Delivery Coordinator at a media company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-25T12:57:27Z
25 February 21

Some clients only want DNS security, while others want more of the advanced features that it has available.

AS
Network Consultant at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-02-24T16:16:00Z
24 February 21

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.

SUDIPTABISWAS - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager - Information Technology at Emami Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-19T07:19:00Z
19 February 21

I have found the malware protection feature valuable. It is helpful and deliverable and is able to protect my entire organization from getting compromised. It also prevents us from visiting any malicious sites which are not visible to the users.

AT
General Manager at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-01T10:39:41Z
01 February 21

The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.

JC
Head of Business Solutions, UK&I at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-11T17:45:09Z
11 December 20

We've found it to be stable and good for our customers.

SZ
Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-08T23:02:47Z
08 December 20

I haven't found any issues related to latency or any other issue.

HananSyed - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Consultant at Mideast Data Systems
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-22T10:57:00Z
22 November 20

Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up.

GK
Systems Support Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-18T10:08:35Z
18 November 20

Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs.

Victor Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
SOC & SECURITY SERVICES DIRECTOR at BESTEL
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-09T17:54:27Z
09 November 20

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.

Victor Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
SOC & SECURITY SERVICES DIRECTOR at BESTEL
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-09T16:24:17Z
09 November 20

The implementation is pretty easy.

Tetsuya Suenaga - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager and Senior Consultant at NTT DATA
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-23T14:42:00Z
23 October 20

The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.

BA
CTO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
20 October 20

Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable.

Sean Cottman - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at Expanded Reality
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
11 October 20

The security and access control features.

Daniel Borbely - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Specialist at Syswind Kft.
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
11 October 20

The solution is very easy to manage. We found the initial setup, for example, to be quite simple.

MC
Technical Presales Consultant : Cisco Security at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2020-09-13T07:02:27Z
13 September 20

Helps block personal email accounts.

SK
NOC Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-09-09T06:28:58Z
09 September 20

Provides dependable DNS monitoring of external devices.

MD.SIHAB TALUKDAR - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at asa
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-19T07:57:24Z
19 August 20

What we like most is security and how easy it is to integrate with other appliances.

AR
Global Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
26 July 20

The weekly reportings are great. The investigation is super and the application management is equally great.

Ayman Totounji - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Cynexlink, LLC
Real User
2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
19 July 20

It's very stable, reliable and does its job.

MO
Solutions Pvt at iDesign Data Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
Real User
2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
05 July 20

It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy.

SUDIPTABISWAS - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager - Information Technology at Emami Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2020-06-25T10:49:21Z
25 June 20

The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection.

Hasnae Lamrani Alaoui - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at DataProtect
Real User
2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
26 August 19

The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.

Syed Ali Wajahat - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solution Architect at Dimension Data
MSP
2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
12 August 19

It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.

Shadi Alyounes - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Tem Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-02T11:47:00Z
02 July 19

The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.

PV
IT Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.

JR
Security Engineering Senior Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.

AT
Network Engineer at LADWP
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.

TK
IT Manager at Bureau of Education, Tainan City Government
User
2018-09-21T16:10:00Z
21 September 18

It has helped reduce my unit's security events.

BB
Lead Enterprise Security Architect at ResCare
User
2018-06-27T10:31:00Z
27 June 18

It provides centralized, device-agnostic management of the Internet experience.

PeerSpot user
Network Engineer/ Administrator at Katalyst Technologies
MSP
2018-04-22T11:00:00Z
22 April 18

Threats never come close to your network with security at the DNS level​.

Joe London - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at a educational organization with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-04-22T07:58:00Z
22 April 18

​They have a wealth of articles in their knowledge base. This has given me the freedom to troubleshoot on my own time. ​​

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