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Cisco Umbrella

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Umbrella

I think Cisco Umbrella is well suited for almost all organizations. It works so well that both a small business and a large business can use it without issues. Technically it can even be used by devices that don't support the client installer, so it can basically be used anywhere by anyone. The only downside to Cisco Umbrella is that it doesn't fully support Terminal Servers, in that it won't do user-based filtering, which can be a deal-breaker.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud DNS

I truly like the dependability and low-dormancy admittance to the framework. In more straightforward words, admittance to our Google worker or foundation is worldwide and we have 100% accessibility to the Authoritative Name Servers. We likewise have full authority over your DNS settings and these are no longer at the control of any outsider enlisting our areas. This further upgrades our IT framework security. Valuing is incredible besides.
Google Cloud DNS incorporates with different devices, for example, terraform very well in this way empowering simple expansion and evacuation of DNS records. It additionally coordinates well with other Google Cloud stage items.
Documentation and simplicity of use is first class for Google Cloud DNS.
Shashank Pathak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Google Cloud DNS

  • Easy to use
  • Fast Propogation
  • Centralized management
Ryan Connolly | 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

Google Cloud DNS

  • Complexity.
  • Front-end interface is slow.
  • Pricing for support is also really high.
Shashank Pathak | 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

Google Cloud DNS

No score
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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

Google Cloud DNS

Google Cloud DNS 9.5
Based on 2 answers
This is very easy to use if you are already using Google Cloud Services or you are part of the Google Ecosystem already. I believe this is probably the main intention of Google Cloud DNS, to provide a more complete suite of tools to Google Cloud customers. For that reason I would rate usability a 10.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 8.2
Based on 55 answers
We have been Cisco fans for quite some time. This product / support team lives up to expectations and the high degree of service we have come to expect from them. Whenever we had any sort of question / issue (which there were not many, as this was fairly seamless to integrate) they were responsive and helpful towards finding a solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud DNS

Google Cloud DNS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
In the event that you are utilizing Google Cloud Platform as your cloud supplier, Google Cloud DNS is unquestionably the DNS supplier to utilize.
I haven't required help for it yet, notwithstanding, in my experience, Google Support is incredible.
Shashank Pathak | 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

Google Cloud DNS

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Umbrella

At the time that we purchased Cisco Umbrella, then OpenDNS, we did not evaluate other products. Since then, several competing products have been released. I intend to evaluate these in the future, as we have not been happy overall with Cisco Umbrella. The unexpected side effects and poor support have been very frustrating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud DNS

Google Cloud DNS is just as good as some other premium DNS services and definitely better than some (such as GoDaddy). I generally choose Google Cloud DNS when I am already using other Google Cloud tools for a project as it just makes sense. From one account I can manage the server, storage cluster, DNS, etc.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Umbrella

  • Saved us lots of technician time dealing w/ Malware and virus issues, I don't think we've had a malware incident this year for example. This was the main reason we bought the product in the first place. We've renewed 2 times because we see the value.
  • Umbrella helped us reduce the risk of CryptoLocker variants infecting our clients.
Todd Swartzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud DNS

  • Saves some time.
  • Allows a more complete suite for a web build.
  • Allows centralized management and billing for Google Cloud projects.
Ryan Connolly | 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

Google Cloud DNS

General

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

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