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Cisco Umbrella

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Umbrella

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    34 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    35 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    36 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    34 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    36 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    36 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    36 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    31 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    33 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Umbrella is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
    • Fortinet FortiGate is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    84%
    69 Ratings
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    62 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    100%
    3 Ratings
    9.9

    FortiGate

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    9.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    94%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Umbrella

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco Umbrella

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Cisco Umbrella

    73%
    67 Ratings
    8.8

    FortiGate

    88%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Umbrella

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiGate

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco Umbrella

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    FortiGate

    98%
    2 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

    FortiGate

    For FortiGate Firewall, the basic functionality and requirement is met easily as Fortigate is among market leaders in NGFW. There are some extra points that inclined us to use Fortigate as our main Firewall. [Fortinet]Fortigate has a very well refined and functional SD-WAN solution when it comes to load balancing for normal Internet Traffic. SD-WAN - Load balancing of Internet traffic is a USP of Fortigate and makes it stand tall in the competition. Be it 3 or more Internet Links, multiple Subnets/segments of users to distribute and bandwidth load balancing for links and users. SLA based monitoring of Internet Links / MPLS links, makes it even better to choose the links on the basis of performance (Latency, packet loss, Jitter etc). SSL VPN configuration - The deep CLI-level debugging is also very helpful in troubleshooting. Type of tunnel can be easily configured - Full Tunnel or Split Tunnel for SSL. Though, I think Fortigate is one of the best options for small and mid-sized organizations, there are some areas for improvement. First, the CLI interface is very hard to adapt as the commands and directory hierarchy is very different for common syntax and standards.
    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

    FortiGate

    • It is the most reliable NGFW that we have ever been touch with it.
    • You can easily upgrade the firewall cluster firmware without user attention!!!
    • User IDentity based feature is fantastic and intrusion prevention just works with least false-positive possible.
    • Very reachfull and intuitive GUI, just love it
    Amin Mirzakhani | 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

    FortiGate

    • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
    Anonymous | 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

    FortiGate

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 9.9
    Based on 4 answers
    Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
    Adrian Cumberbatch | 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

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    The user interface shared among many simultaneous users is very easy to get around. With shared favorites among users, most tasks are easily bookmarked and can quickly be found and edited. Their strategy for web filter integration is easy to understand and manage as well. With some general direction, setup and maintenance were easy to do and easy to teach others in the organization to do as well.
    Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco Umbrella

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
    Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Cisco Umbrella

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
    Kewyn Medina | 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

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.8
    Based on 49 answers
    We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
    Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Umbrella

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
    Kewyn Medina | 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

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
    Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    FortiGate

    [Fortinet] FortiGate is not only cost effective but it gives the comprehensive security against the APT attacks and gives the complete traffic visibility and granular control. You can easily create the VDOMs (Virtual firewall) within a Fortigate firewall and customize the dashboard as per your requirement if you have multiple VDOMs within a single firewall.
    Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco Umbrella

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 9.8
    Based on 2 answers
    My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
    Adrian Cumberbatch | 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

    FortiGate

    • Fortigates have an interesting bundle model for support and subscription services that make it an attractive option to deploy Firewall, IDS, Ant-virus, anti-SPAM in a single device. The cost of the bundle is pretty much what you pay for the device, not requiring huge expenditures on it's time to renew the hardware.
    Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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