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Cisco Umbrella

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Umbrella

This product works with hybrid cloud or companies fully in the cloud, but identity management could get harder. We have 500 users. Sometimes, due to the nature of DNS requests, it can be hard to see the forest through the trees or get false positive hits because some ads on a legitimate website loaded something bad. Overall the security it provides is very good and the insight into web browsing is very helpful. Being a SaaS product makes it easy to set up and maintain.
kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

FortiClient is really well suited for providing remote employees super quick access to a local network without needing much technical know-how. The virus scanning and web-blocking is also really great at making sure to keep the spam, ads, and other malicious web connections at bay. I have not run into any specific scenario that FortiClient has not been well suited - All of the scenarios in which I have used FortiClient have all functions really well for me.
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.0
Anti-Exploit Technology
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
7.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
8.8
Centralized Management
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.4
Hybrid Deployment Support
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.6
Infection Remediation
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.0
Vulnerability Management
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.3
Malware Detection
Cisco Umbrella
FortiClient
9.7

Pros

Cisco Umbrella

  • Filters content at the DNS level. Makes it a little harder for the sneaky ones to make it through.
  • Since this is at the DNS level, using their DNS servers (as a forwarder to your local DNS) it is extremely fast. Transparent.
  • Always being updated. Not dependent on "definitions" or algorithms - a site is either blacklisted or whitelisted.
  • Easy to implement, apply, maintain
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • [FortiClient] splits the traffic very well. For example, when users connect a VPN to the office they are connecting to the internal system which uses VPN traffic. If users access the public internet they use the internet traffic, but [Fortinet] does not route this traffic back to the office.
Anonymous | 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

FortiClient

  • font way too small on login, unable to select an option, for example, to see each letter of password as typed promotes errors at login
  • login errors and failure rate extremely high as [reported] by all our physicians and other providers: not infrequently one will have to return to office after hours in order to complete charts or access charts to answer patient after hours questions
  • frequent disconnects in spite of excellent internet signal
  • unacceptable interruptions in patient care
John Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the software is very simple and easy to use, very efficient, and has a stable connection that allows the user to perform tasks without problems. Also, this software does not need to be configured by IT technicians, since it comes with a very developed and understandable set up guide.
Horacio Carcamo | 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

FortiClient

FortiClient 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Usability is pretty solid. It is not as easy to manage and adjust if you are not a trained IT professional, which requires smaller companies without IT staff to reply on outsourced IT partners. The user interface is a bit clunky, but you can generally figure out what you need to do, it just takes a little bit of time and effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 8.0
Based on 61 answers
Since I have had to use the support and service options for Cisco Umbrella more than any of my other Cisco programs, I can say that the support for this program is really above and beyond what I have experienced with other companies. They are patient and they make sure that they fully understand the issue that you are facing before trying to diagnose and correct it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.0
Based on 15 answers
FortiClient is a security suite with which we can keep our equipment well-protected. And it is that in a system like Windows, which is always the target of all kinds of attacks, it is not enough to have a simple antivirus.
Saira Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FortiClient

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Umbrella

We tested a couple options before going with Cisco Umbrella. Cisco Umbrella was definitely the most feature rich option and the most useful overall. At the time we compared other options, Webroot DNS Protection had just been released and we decided not to deploy a brand new product. At that time it wasn't nearly as complete a product as Cisco Umbrella, but that may have changed in the past couple years. WebTitan required a virtual machine to run the software so it wasn't appropriate for external or remote workers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

Meraki MX has a much more basic set of features compared to FortClient and the Fortinet ecosystem of devices and software. Setting up a FortiGate with FortiClient can take a little more time, but the feature set is much richer. We use Meraki MX is a few offices, but are now converting many of them over to the FortiClient and Fortinet suite of security devices and software.
Scott Anderson | 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

FortiClient

  • The free version of FortiClient VPN works great.
  • The fact that we have to pay for any version beyond 6.0.3 to connect to our firewalls that we already pay for licensing on is a little silly.
  • There is some support overhead with our clients and users to keep the software updated since it doesn't upgrade to new major versions automatically.
Eric Engardio | 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

FortiClient

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Umbrella
8.6
FortiClient
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Umbrella
10.0
FortiClient
9.0

Usability

Cisco Umbrella
9.4
FortiClient
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Umbrella
8.0
FortiClient
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Umbrella
9.0
FortiClient

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