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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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

Sophos Web Content Filtering suits better along every organization that needs web filtering base on roles/users, and schedules to be applied throughout the network. All IT Admins have the need to control and report to General Management what are the users doing within their internet surfing, along with Web Protection and Productivity. This is why, in my opinion, every network/corporation/home network should have web filtering for categorization, protection and reporting. I do not see a scenario where it is less appropriate since nowadays everything is network connected to the Internet, so everything within our networks should be reported and controlled.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Ease of administration
  • Great technical support
  • Millions of domains added daily with Sophos Labs Reputation Service
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Initial Setup Guide could be more detailed
  • WebGui Interface, needs some smoothness
  • More simple models (in the hardware version) for smaller organizations to be able to implement this system
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

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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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

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Support Rating

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella 8.2
Based on 54 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

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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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

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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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

We select Sophos (all of their product line) because of the awesome tech support and level of Next Generation commitment to deliver to us as representatives to give to our end users. This is mainly why I will always recommend Sophos products. There are many brands that offer similar technology, but for us, the only product that delivers post service support, is always Sophos.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Super positive impact, the Sandstorming Add On, it increases protection at it's maximum level (for new or existent/variant threats).
  • Customers often have the need of a system capable of report everything that the network is being handed, Sophos Web Content Filtering achieves this.
  • The ROI is very fast since top management quickly see results on filtering and reporting of what is really going on within their networks.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

General

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

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