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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Umbrella is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Forcepoint URL Filtering is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Cisco Umbrella

84%
69 Ratings
9.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Umbrella

100%
3 Ratings
9.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.4

Cisco Umbrella

94%
4 Ratings
8.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.3

Cisco Umbrella

73%
67 Ratings

Forcepoint URL Filtering

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cisco Umbrella

90%
2 Ratings

Forcepoint URL Filtering

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella provides another layer of protection on top of firewalls and antivirus. Cisco Umbrella makes whitelisting, blacklisting, and categorical web filtering easier through the use of a single admin portal. Updates to these lists are populated almost instantly to all of your local and remote devices. Cisco Umbrella may be overkill for smaller businesses that do not have a distributed workforce.
Nicolas Tenthorey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

If you need granular user and computer reporting, Websense is very reliable. It will provide strong protection and filtering once set up. If you aren't savvy with the technology involved, engage support early in your configuration, as it is complicated. The hybrid mobile client works well for your laptop users that you need protected and reporting out in the real world, but again is complicated to initially set up. Once you get it set up, the websense product is very solid. If you don't need the reporting and don't need it to be accurate to the person/computer, then it is more inline with the web filtering offered integrated by the various firewall providers out there and you can decide whether you want to have a separate appliance for web filtering or have it as part of the all in one firewall solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Umbrella

  • Cisco Umbrella protects our devices and users from malicious sites of all kinds.
  • Cisco Umbrella allows us to add additional web site types we may want to block for specific users.
  • Cisco Umbrella keeps the list of sites blocked current by utilizing data from their entire security platform.
Jeff Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • It tracks user activity, which means our HR department has a tool to report on certain users' activities when their productivity vs. internet surfing habits are in question. The reports are pretty simple to create and view and the ability to export to Excel has been useful. The ability to automatically generate and email these reports on a schedule has been useful at times too.
  • The ability to set quotas, such as users are allowed to spend 30minutes per day on Facebook or 30minutes a day on shopping sites, which displays the quota for the user when they enter such a site, has been a valuable reminder of our company policies for such activity.
  • The ability to prevent certain types of protocols for certain groups of users, such as group xyz is not allowed on FTP sites, or only https, has allowed to consider and set security parameters for different groups of users.
  • The ability to easily override any group policy setting for a certain individual if an immediate need for something outside the box arises has been useful. If a certain user is temporarily filling in for another person on vacation and needs additional internet access with less restrictions, we just call out that user specifically in the software and apply a different policy, then easily remove that the following week.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Umbrella

  • Keeping up to date on known malicious sites and blocking those is difficult for all vendors, but this could always be improved upon.
  • A more detailed descriptions of what is included the Security Categories would be useful. Generic descriptions are provided. For example, state lottery sites could be detailed in the description of the Gambling category.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • It needs the ability to measure bandwidth. I want to know how much a user is taking up. The fact that he/she has 17,000 hits doesn't help.
  • Clients, Policies, Filters can be confusing. Maybe it's too complicated and can be simplified?
Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Umbrella

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Umbrella Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Forcepoint URL Filtering

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Forcepoint URL Filtering Editions & Modules

Edition
Forcepoint User AdvantageContact sales team
Forcepoint Data AdvantageContact sales team
Forcepoint Edge AdvantageContact sales team
Forcepoint AdvantageContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It is a great product. It is easy to manage and is affordable. We are a Cisco shop, so it is easily integrated with our other security suite of products to include Threat Response and SecureX.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

Forcepoint URL Filtering 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use, easy to setup and maintain and their new Forcepoint hosted solution includes new security features that will sandbox a website and test it for malicious code prior to passing it through to the user machine. This is an excellent cyber security prevention technique and we will be upgrading to this shortly.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 9.4
Based on 4 answers
The product was easy to install and get running. To maintain the product is also a simple matter of maintaining lists of wanted and unwanted domains or URLs. The basic and advanced security features all do what they are intended to do with no known erroneous outcomes
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

Forcepoint URL Filtering 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's pretty easy to use but does take some getting used to. After an hour of using the software, you will be good to go.
Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 7.3
Based on 67 answers
Our network team mostly works with Cisco support but from what I understand, they were pretty helpful because we're an enterprise company. We use a few other Cisco products, so we do get a pretty good response from Cisco customer support. I'm not a fan of Cisco's SSO because we can't put it behind Okta but that's beyond the scope of this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, the implementation was smooth with little issues. Testing some of the advanced features and ensuring they did not impact our user population was the greatest challenge
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Umbrella

We used a product before this called iPrism by EdgeWave and also briefly tried Barracuda Web Security in the cloud. We were having such a large influx of service desk calls about proxy-based layer 7 web filters that we wanted to step back and pick something more at the DNS level, to protect our employees but not hover over their social media use, etc. Cisco will also employ a layer 7 proxy if a site is suspicious, which does require us to push a certificate out should we want that feature. For most policies we have it enabled.
kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

Forcepoint is focus on content filtering as compare to other product which has more accurate filtering centralize database
Boon Leng David Aw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Umbrella

  • On the positive side, the product does help block known bad sites, resulting in less time that technicians spend cleaning infections.
  • On the negative side, the problem that causes Windows to incorrectly report no Internet access has taken a lot of time for many technicians.
  • Reporting features for individual clients help us more efficiently provide browsing reports when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint URL Filtering

  • The websense filtering has helped us to reduce and eliminate productivity losses from some gaming and streaming services.
  • We have been able to lower our liability from illegal streaming services and also adult content viewing (and also reduced the internet uses related to those services).
  • The filtering service has helped us to prevent virus spread on the network and also helped as a layer to pinpoint affected endpoints, that had gone unnoticed by our antivirus solution. By alerting to those early infections, we can quarantine the device before the infection spreads or affects other endpoints.
  • The solution has given the HR department reporting they needed when employees were under review without having to pull any local logs or have any local solutions installed.
  • The hybrid client has worked well in a few remote offices, meaning we didn't need a separate proxy service to filter and protect that traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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