Cisco Umbrella vs. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Umbrella
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Cisco now offers OpenDNS Umbrella Web Filtering. Cisco acquired OpenDNS in August 2015, and rebranded the product as Cisco Umbrella.N/A
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
Pricing
Cisco UmbrellaManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco UmbrellaManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Features
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Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Umbrella
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.9
34 Ratings
6% below category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings7.922 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings9.328 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings8.820 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings7.231 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Umbrella
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
9.0
21 Ratings
6% above category average
Service configuration management00 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Umbrella
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.5
34 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings9.131 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Umbrella
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
30 Ratings
13% below category average
Data backup and recovery00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Administrator access control00 Ratings8.830 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco UmbrellaManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(90 ratings)
9.7
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(11 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(7 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(62 ratings)
8.7
(29 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.3
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco UmbrellaManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
So the well-suited product, it's actually in two areas. One I already touched base on earlier which is the ability to have a federal model where we have the flexibility to set high-level policies from a group perspective while giving the independence of the business unit to operate and model the system to meet their needs. The second one, which is very powerful, especially in the last few years, is the remote workers. I'm able to protect and extend that edge of my security to their endpoint regardless if they are a Cisco Live or if they are at a bar or on a train basically anywhere. So as a chemical company, we have a lot of OT or ICS industrial control systems, which are highly regulated and highly scrutinized and usually require a physical presence while Cisco umbrella is mostly a cloud native type of product. So it doesn't fit well in that environment, which is detached from the internet doing well.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit is one of the most important tools in my arsenal regarding network security. I'm impressed by how quickly it is able to alert me if changes are made on the network. I use this tool every day as my first line of defense for cybersecurity.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Effective prevention of ransomware and malware by blocking CNC traffic. rendering the malware useless.
  • Good reports, which are readable by non technical users
  • Using Talos for its threat database means that it rarely misses anything
  • Very good knowledgebase available which means that it is easy to learn how to use and implement the product
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Umbrella Virtual Appliances have been buggy in resolving local domain hosts.
  • Integration between other Cisco and Meraki products is complicated.
  • Reporting is not always accurate; for example, if you configure a Meraki access point to use an Umbrella Virtual Appliance, you lose device reporting. All reporting shows up under the AP's IP.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
First off I never give anything a "10" unless it's perfect. LOL - I grade on the curve. I think OpenDNS/Umbrella is a very good product. I think that fact that Cisco absorbed them is one of the proofs of that. I have used the product back when it was free for companies our size. I have not always appreciated the cost - but in the post pandemic cyber chaos, I believe the cost benefit ratio is still very high. I have honestly not looked at other products because Umbrella continues to work to my satisfaction. I consider Umbrella to be one of the key layers in my cyber security strategy.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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Usability
Cisco
Better features and easy to manage system with great customer support and overall usability is great as it works for hybrid environment with ease as it is having features for on prem users as wells as cloud users with great customer support and great team of trained engineers to support our opeartions.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
Cisco Umbrella's availability was great, they got back to me in less than an hour to get my problem solved.
We needed to get our Meraki AP's hooked up to Cisco Umbrella to monitor that specific traffic and they got back to me promptly, they guided me and explained every question I had.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Performance
Cisco
our experience with cisco products has always been awesome and same is the case with cisco umbrella .Under umbrella cisco provides flexible and scalable software solution to use across different dept and sites . These softwares are very user friendly ,pages load quickly as these applications are designed for minimum latency and reports are also provided quickely
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Support Rating
Cisco
We have not had a chance to use Cisco support frequently, but when we needed to troubleshoot some issues that we were having with the agent installation, the support was very responsive and the solution that they offered worked. The only reason I give it one less point is that the turnaround time for non-critical issues is very long.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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Online Training
Cisco
Quite easy to understand training modules prepared by knowledgeable trainers. Training modules have included all the desired features of these softwares and the content delivery is very good from the respective module trainers and it explains in details the features and apart from that further training material support is also provided if needed.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
At the time we were forced to move from Cloud Web Security to Cisco Umbrella, Cisco Umbrella was far from being a direct replacement. It was frustrating and difficult to migrate due to the lack of functionality. This has since been addressed, however we now have legacy rulesets that were built as bandaids that cannot be removed. Hopefully the migration to Secure Access will address this.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Auto SIG Tunnels is a feature that helps in provisioning tunnels automatically using Cisco Umbrella APIs and so this is one win for choosing Cisco Umbrella over others. With Cisco SD-WAN viptela, the Cisco Umbrella stacks up well because its the same vendor so less complexities and interoperability issues.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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Scalability
Cisco
Cisco umbrella provides fleaxible and scalable software solutions which are easy deploy across multiple departments and sites wherever needed and this softwares are very easy to use and provides the best interface along with cisco support for other devices apart from cisco infrastructure but still there is scope for improvement on the inclusion of latest features
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Cisco Umbrella has been an excellent investment for us. The extra protection it provides in a very simple way has been well worth the costs.
  • Cisco Umbrella is very easy to setup and manage and can do most of the things we need with little daily interaction so we are free to work on other systems that need more attention.
  • Utilizing the Cisco Umbrella reporting features, we can determine what systems might need additional attention. If we see systems attempting certain types of access, we quickly know there is likely something on the device that probably needs removed.
  • Specific Cisco Umbrella reports can help us determine if we need to do user education and develop cyber habits.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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