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Compare Zscaler Web Security and Cisco Umbrella: Which is Best?

Compare Zscaler Web Security and Cisco Umbrella: Which is Best?

The cloud-based online security solutions Zscaler Web Security and Cisco Umbrella both offer businesses internet security, web filtering, and threat prevention. Organizations should compare the differences between the two platforms, nevertheless, before making a decision.

Cisco Umbrella
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based security platform that offers DNS, internet security, online filtering, and threat prevention to businesses. It is intended to safeguard against cyber risks such as malware, phishing, and other threats. 

Cisco Umbrella provides enterprises with a safe and dependable internet experience by combining cloud-based infrastructure, threat intelligence, and security policies.

Cisco Umbrella
Fig 1.1- Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is designed to be scalable, versatile, and simple to maintain, making it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. Its cloud-based deployment architecture also eliminates the need for businesses to maintain on-premises security infrastructure, lowering costs and complexity.

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Zscaler Web Security
Zscaler is a cloud-based online security platform that provides enterprises with DNS, internet security, web filtering, and threat prevention. It protects enterprises from cyber threats such as malware, phishing and so on.  

Zscaler Web Security
Fig 1.2- Zscaler Web Security

Zscaler offers a secure web gateway that inspects all inbound and outbound web traffic in real-time to prevent data breaches and other security incidents. The platform is designed to be scalable, flexible, and easy to manage, making it an ideal solution for organizations of all sizes.

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Some of the differences
Zscaler Web Security is intended to be installed in the cloud, but Cisco Umbrella may be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. (Cisco πŸ‘ Zscaler πŸ‘Ž)

To provide real-time protection against cyber attacks, Zscaler Web Security leverages threat intelligence from many sources, whereas Cisco Umbrella uses threat intelligence from its own security research team (Cisco Talos) 
(Cisco πŸ‘ Zscaler πŸ‘Ž)

Zscaler Web Security protects enterprises' mobile devices, but 
Cisco Umbrella has limited mobile security features. (Zscaler πŸ‘ CiscoπŸ‘Ž)

Zscaler Web Security is built to be extremely adaptable and scalable, allowing businesses to simply alter their security rules and procedures as needed. Cisco Umbrella, on the other hand, is intended to give enterprises with a collection of pre-defined security rules from which to pick. So it depends on your need (Zscaler πŸ‘ Cisco πŸ‘)

Zscaler Web Security can be integrated with other security tools and platforms, such as firewalls and VPNs, to provide organizations with a comprehensive security solution. Cisco Umbrella, on the other hand, is designed to be used as a standalone solution or in combination with other Cisco security products. (Zscaler πŸ‘ CiscoπŸ‘Ž)

So the intend is to chose wisely taking care of the above approach, I would say both solutions are excellent but if you are Cisco Shop definitely go with the Cisco Umbrella else go for Zscaler one.

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