4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 30, 2016
OpenDNS has led to a great improvement in the network security of our university. It has reduced malware and permitted us to systematically eliminate malicious attacks on certain clients in our infrastrcture.
Understand that it is still whitelist based and although you can use OpenDNS to block known malicious sites, it offers very little at preventing APT's. The tool has the capability to include feeds from other sources but we tend to steer away from those as they have their own costs for access.
Very easy to install and implement if you put it in the right place on your network. Integrates easily with SSO and threeat feeds.
Lack of clear and supportive services team. OpenDNS offered great support but once they were brought under Cisco, the service reduced in quality by a fair margin.
Was recently purchased by Cisco and they seem to be unsure what to do with the tool. Their support has begun suffering greatly and many requests for assistance seem to get lost in the flow of things.
We would put the VA's in our public facing IP space rather than internal as this has caused us a number of connectivity issues that have slowed deployment. The software itself is cloud based and rather extensible but it also requires individual virtual appliances (VAs) to be installed based off traffic routing requirements.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 7, 2016
Overall the expereince with the product is great. We did were engaged with their product team for the very begining to help us implement this product. There were a few misses that could have been avoided regarding managebility internally. But this would be the fault of both the Vendor and ourselves.
If you will be using multiple on premises Appliances, ensure that you license the Cisco SMA along with to manage your full deployment globally.
It secures our biggest threat vector from a security perspective. Easy to use, integrates well with other Cisco Products that we are currently using (Cisco ASA, Cisco ISE)
The onlything that I dislike is that SMA(Security Management Appliance) is not included.
Not much. The only downfall at this point was the SMA(Security Management Appliance) is not included and was an after thought.
Do Proof of Concept testing for a longer period of time prior to the implementation of the product. We would not have done much differently, but we would have simply planned the deployment with a different approach.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 20, 2016
Easy to work with the vendor.
If this service satisties your need, do not hesitate to implement it. Worked for us for a number of years, without a lot of investment on our part.
Functional and easy to implement.
It worked for us very well for a number of years. We are no longer using the product, however, as we needed more functionality which led us to implement a different solution which made this solution redundant.
Excellent response on few occasions needed.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 14, 2016
The product provides basic category based filtering for user based web access. There have been significant improvements in the reporting capabilities of the platform over the last year which shows a willingness to invest in the solution. Installation/Configuration is extremely simple as is ongoing administration. We have experienced no outages at all in the availability of any component of the service.
Know your use cases. If you need advanced DLP functionality and SSL inspection, another product will be needed.
It is one of the easiest to configure and administer solutions in the pantheon of security products I have used.
The functionality is basic.
There have been a few changes to how the product is licensed which have not always been clearly communicated.
We would have leveraged a basic solution like this for our guest network much sooner than we did.
We have asked for a few new features related to reporting, which the vendor has delivered on.
It was the simplest deployment I have ever had.