Product Comparison

Cisco Umbrella vs Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud based DNS web security gateway, offering powerful and effective security for businesses. The service blocks malware and phishing attempts from the web and integrates which existing security tools to deliver all round protection. The service also gives real time visibility on all devices on your network and roaming users to ensure they are all safely browsing and secured. The use of DNS means threats are stopped over all ports and protocols. Request rerouting is used to effectively protect without impacting performance.

Cisco has a global network and processes billions of DNS requests from millions of users daily. They are the largest vendor of DNS based web security with 175 billion daily requests, 90 million users and 30 data centres worldwide.

Benefits of Cisco Umbrella

  • Comprehensive reports delivered through accessible, modern user interface
  • Strong research into attacks to keep the threat protection ahead of the curve on upcoming security issues with statistical models on historical data to help analyse future threats
  • Very popular service for MSPs as it’s easy to install and offers comprehensive protection for customers without having management
  • Market leading filtering and protection with URL category filtering, domain level blocking and more
  • Granular administration controls with both pre-made and customisable policies
  • Active Directory integration
  • Good reporting with accessible logs and audits as well as real time visibility of users on the network
  • 80 content categories covering billions of webpages with easy management of high, moderate or low content settings and allow and block lists for admins
  • Popular with customers, who highly recommend the service

What you should know about Cisco Umbrella

  • Threat protection is good, but needs to be part of a multi-layered security approach
  • More expensive than competitors for fully featured tiers, although multiple subscription levels offered
  • Not as quite easy to manage admin controls as Webroot, although user interface is better
  • No reporting on cloud services available

Expert Insights Verdict on Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a market leading DNS based web secure gateway service. The billions of webpages filtered and advanced research intel into threat protection makes it obvious why Cisco Umbrella is the most popular DNS service on the market. The admin controls are also highly customisable with multiple security policies, 80 content categories, SafeSearch and Block Bypass. There is also AD integration offered. Reporting and auditing is easy to read and offers good visibility into the safety of businesses, with full log retention, pre made reports and scheduled reporting. The service is more expensive than competitors however and it should be known that the threat protection offered by Cisco Umbrella should be layered with other security products rather than taken as an all-in-one solution.

Expert Insights would recommend Cisco Umbrella to larger companies who don’t mind paying a higher rate for the most popular product in the DNS web security market offering an easy to use, secure service. However, for companies who want a cheaper alternative, with the same level of threat protection and better reporting, we would recommend Webroot.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: November 20th 2018

Expert Insights names Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection '2018 Market Leader'

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS protection is a cloud-based web security which helps to protect employees and data from malicious content online. It offers threat protection with the integration of Webroot’s BrightCloud Threat Intelligence. It also provides granular web filtering over the websites employees can access. There is no hardware or software to install meaning installation is fast, and easy. The service also offers reporting and monitoring of employee behaviour.

Webroot is based In Broomfield, Colorado and was founded in 1997.

Benefits of Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

  • DNS protection means the service is fast, lightweight and easy to set up and manage
  • If customers are currently using Webroot Endpoint Protection they can easily add on this service
  • Industry-leading threat protection, with machine learning and a contextual analysis engine, used to scan networks and identify threats
  • Over 80 URL categories of web filtering to ensure admins can fine tune the filtering service to meet their organisation’s needs
  • Granular admin controls over what employees can access
  • Real-time inbound and outbound malicious domain blocking
  • Great for roaming users with off-network control
  • Highly recommended by customers
  • Low cost, high quality service
  • Integrated with Endpoint anti-virus which runs as easily installed software on machines
  • Popular choice for MSPs for ease of deployment and use
  • Comprehensive reporting and logging and real-time visibility of users

What you should know about Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

  • Does not work on Linux
  • User interface could be modernised to match competitors such as Cisco Umbrella

Expert Insights Verdict on Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Webroot SecureAnywhere is a great option for DNS web security. The service is easily deployed, easy to manage and won’t slow down your internet at all. The threat protection offered is market leading, with advanced machine learning engines scanning websites in real time for malicious URLs. There is a wide range of URL categories and granular controls for admins over the security policies in place. This makes Webroot easy to recommend if you are looking for the most secure service to protect your employees and business. The reporting and auditing are also comprehensive, with reporting on cloud services, pre-made reports and report scheduling. There is also visibility into traffic, usage and blocked threats, giving admins valuable insight into employee behaviour and safety. The service is also highly recommended by customers, who love the easy to manage service which is extremely cost-effective compared to competitors. This also makes it a popular choice for Managed Service Providers.

Expert Insights would recommend Webroot SecureAnywhere for businesses looking for market leading threat protection, comprehensive reporting and logging, and customisable admin policies and controls. The service is also particularly recommended to MPSs as a great service at a low cost, which is easy to manage.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud based DNS web security gateway, offering powerful and effective security for businesses. The service blocks malware and phishing attempts from the web and integrates which existing security tools to deliver all round protection. The service also gives real time visibility on all devices on your network and roaming users to ensure they are all safely browsing and secured. The use of DNS means threats are stopped over all ports and protocols. Request rerouting is used to effectively protect without impacting performance.

Cisco has a global network and processes billions of DNS requests from millions of users daily. They are the largest vendor of DNS based web security with 175 billion daily requests, 90 million users and 30 data centres worldwide.

Benefits of Cisco Umbrella

  • Comprehensive reports delivered through accessible, modern user interface
  • Strong research into attacks to keep the threat protection ahead of the curve on upcoming security issues with statistical models on historical data to help analyse future threats
  • Very popular service for MSPs as it’s easy to install and offers comprehensive protection for customers without having management
  • Market leading filtering and protection with URL category filtering, domain level blocking and more
  • Granular administration controls with both pre-made and customisable policies
  • Active Directory integration
  • Good reporting with accessible logs and audits as well as real time visibility of users on the network
  • 80 content categories covering billions of webpages with easy management of high, moderate or low content settings and allow and block lists for admins
  • Popular with customers, who highly recommend the service

What you should know about Cisco Umbrella

  • Threat protection is good, but needs to be part of a multi-layered security approach
  • More expensive than competitors for fully featured tiers, although multiple subscription levels offered
  • Not as quite easy to manage admin controls as Webroot, although user interface is better
  • No reporting on cloud services available

Expert Insights Verdict on Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a market leading DNS based web secure gateway service. The billions of webpages filtered and advanced research intel into threat protection makes it obvious why Cisco Umbrella is the most popular DNS service on the market. The admin controls are also highly customisable with multiple security policies, 80 content categories, SafeSearch and Block Bypass. There is also AD integration offered. Reporting and auditing is easy to read and offers good visibility into the safety of businesses, with full log retention, pre made reports and scheduled reporting. The service is more expensive than competitors however and it should be known that the threat protection offered by Cisco Umbrella should be layered with other security products rather than taken as an all-in-one solution.

Expert Insights would recommend Cisco Umbrella to larger companies who don’t mind paying a higher rate for the most popular product in the DNS web security market offering an easy to use, secure service. However, for companies who want a cheaper alternative, with the same level of threat protection and better reporting, we would recommend Webroot.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: November 20th 2018

Expert Insights names Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection '2018 Market Leader'

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS protection is a cloud-based web security which helps to protect employees and data from malicious content online. It offers threat protection with the integration of Webroot’s BrightCloud Threat Intelligence. It also provides granular web filtering over the websites employees can access. There is no hardware or software to install meaning installation is fast, and easy. The service also offers reporting and monitoring of employee behaviour.

Webroot is based In Broomfield, Colorado and was founded in 1997.

Benefits of Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

  • DNS protection means the service is fast, lightweight and easy to set up and manage
  • If customers are currently using Webroot Endpoint Protection they can easily add on this service
  • Industry-leading threat protection, with machine learning and a contextual analysis engine, used to scan networks and identify threats
  • Over 80 URL categories of web filtering to ensure admins can fine tune the filtering service to meet their organisation’s needs
  • Granular admin controls over what employees can access
  • Real-time inbound and outbound malicious domain blocking
  • Great for roaming users with off-network control
  • Highly recommended by customers
  • Low cost, high quality service
  • Integrated with Endpoint anti-virus which runs as easily installed software on machines
  • Popular choice for MSPs for ease of deployment and use
  • Comprehensive reporting and logging and real-time visibility of users

What you should know about Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

  • Does not work on Linux
  • User interface could be modernised to match competitors such as Cisco Umbrella

Expert Insights Verdict on Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Webroot SecureAnywhere is a great option for DNS web security. The service is easily deployed, easy to manage and won’t slow down your internet at all. The threat protection offered is market leading, with advanced machine learning engines scanning websites in real time for malicious URLs. There is a wide range of URL categories and granular controls for admins over the security policies in place. This makes Webroot easy to recommend if you are looking for the most secure service to protect your employees and business. The reporting and auditing are also comprehensive, with reporting on cloud services, pre-made reports and report scheduling. There is also visibility into traffic, usage and blocked threats, giving admins valuable insight into employee behaviour and safety. The service is also highly recommended by customers, who love the easy to manage service which is extremely cost-effective compared to competitors. This also makes it a popular choice for Managed Service Providers.

Expert Insights would recommend Webroot SecureAnywhere for businesses looking for market leading threat protection, comprehensive reporting and logging, and customisable admin policies and controls. The service is also particularly recommended to MPSs as a great service at a low cost, which is easy to manage.