Product Comparison

WebTitan Cloud vs Cisco Umbrella

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

WebTitan Cloud is a DNS based web filtering service for business that is hosted in the cloud, meaning it can be deployed quickly and easily. It protects end users from viruses and malware online, and stops them from accessing webpages that go against company policies. The service also offers reporting and auditing of people’s web activity, to help identify security risks.

Titan HQ is a 25-year old cyber security service offering web filtering, email filtering and email archiving services.

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud

  • Good URL filtering with real-time categorisation of over 500 million websites
  • Cloud keys allow an easy method for admins to create exceptions to the internet policies without having to alter the policies
  • Comprehensive policy engine for filtering with 53 categories and more customisable categories means the service is highly configurable
  • Good malicious DNS/URL blacklisting
  • Recommended by customers, with high levels of satisfaction
  • Easy to set up and manage the service
  • Low cost service
  • Full suite of over 50 predefined reports with multiple exporting and scheduling options, real time browsing can be viewed
  • Cloud based DNS brings filtering to all users
  • Mature product with good range of features

What you should know about WebTitan Cloud

  • Do not manage their own threat databases

Expert Insights Verdict on WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud offers robust threat protection and strong protection features. It’s core focus is on web filtering. It filters over 500 million URLs, and offers a comprehensive policy engine. WebTitan offer three great admin policies.

Firstly, admins get 53 categories to set filtering rules.

Secondly, they can also create their own filtering categories.

Thirdly, they can use cloud keys. This is a popular service among customers for how easy it is to use and how effective the web filtering is.

This service is also very well priced. It’s ease of use and installation makes WebTitan a popular choice for MSPs.

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: October 26th 2018

WebTitan Cloud is a DNS based web filtering service for business that is hosted in the cloud, meaning it can be deployed quickly and easily. It protects end users from viruses and malware online, and stops them from accessing webpages that go against company policies. The service also offers reporting and auditing of people’s web activity, to help identify security risks.

Titan HQ is a 25-year old cyber security service offering web filtering, email filtering and email archiving services.

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud

  • Good URL filtering with real-time categorisation of over 500 million websites
  • Cloud keys allow an easy method for admins to create exceptions to the internet policies without having to alter the policies
  • Comprehensive policy engine for filtering with 53 categories and more customisable categories means the service is highly configurable
  • Good malicious DNS/URL blacklisting
  • Recommended by customers, with high levels of satisfaction
  • Easy to set up and manage the service
  • Low cost service
  • Full suite of over 50 predefined reports with multiple exporting and scheduling options, real time browsing can be viewed
  • Cloud based DNS brings filtering to all users
  • Mature product with good range of features

What you should know about WebTitan Cloud

  • Do not manage their own threat databases

Expert Insights Verdict on WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud offers robust threat protection and strong protection features. It’s core focus is on web filtering. It filters over 500 million URLs, and offers a comprehensive policy engine. WebTitan offer three great admin policies.

Firstly, admins get 53 categories to set filtering rules.

Secondly, they can also create their own filtering categories.

Thirdly, they can use cloud keys. This is a popular service among customers for how easy it is to use and how effective the web filtering is.

This service is also very well priced. It’s ease of use and installation makes WebTitan a popular choice for MSPs.

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.