Cisco Umbrella and OpenDNS Alternative

OpenDNS has long been the 800lb gorilla within DNS content filtering.  Spinning off to Umbrella after the Cisco purchase  resulted in a hefty price increase for customers.

How We’re Similar

Both Umbrella and ScoutDNS use global anycast networks and cloud infrastructures to deliver fast and resilient content filtering with internet protection services to networks. Both solutions offer a variety of content categorization with rich policy customization. ScoutDNS and Umbrella offer direct to customer and MSP/reseller pricing.

How We’re Different

ScoutDNS offers a cleaner and more simple to navigate business class modern web UI.  Using object based configuration, administrators can manage and make changes across one to any number of protected networks with ease. With single click allow/block list additions, real time DNS RDATA/message inspection, and  aggregate views by TLD, record type, and more, ScoutDNS customers receive a best in class experience. ScoutDNS also offers special pricing just for nonprofits.  All this makes ScoutDNS a great Cisco Umbrella and OpenDNS alternative.

What Customers Say

Customers choose ScoutDNS for easier to navigate data insights, a more user friendly UI experience, and significantly lower cost per user.

ScoutDNS vs. Cisco Umbrella

Features ScoutDNS Umbrella/OpenDNS
Global Anycast Network
Machine Learning Based Categorization
Safe Search & YouTube Safe Mode

No "forced" Option

Multi-Tenant with Single Log-in
Role Based Access
30 Days Log Access
TLD Filtering

As Blocklist Only

Inspect Raw RDATA/Message


Cost Per User



ScoutDNS Advantages


Powerful Reporting

Searchable logs, Category, TLD, and Record Type aggregate view, full message inspection


TLD Filtering

Create and mange top level domain filtering lists for a zero trust TLD internet policy.

Group 41055

Save up to 85%

Most ScoutDNS customers will save significantly compared to Cisco Umbrella.

Price Comparison

Pricing is based on annual commercial base level subscriptions last updated 5/22/2021

50 Users 100 Users 500 Users
Cisco Umbrella

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