OpenDNS vs Websense
Posted on 2013-05-22
I work in a large enterprise corporation where websense is deployed. But since I have used opendns in the past and it worked well, and I see that they have a new product called Umbrella, I would like to know if it would be beneficial switching from websense to opendns.
I know Websense is a hardware device while opendns is int he cloud, so that right there is a money saver and less headaches when it comes to managing and troubleshooting etc.
But short of calling each vendor to just probably hear partial answers and sales pitches, I'd like to know the truth of which product is better for our environment. If opendns can do everything websense can, and its cheaper monetarily and administratively, then its a win.
We use websense and block certain users and groups while other users and groups can access those blocked sites\content. We have many remote sites worldwide.
Can opendns block on the content level and down to the url even?
What are the main differences? Anyone have experience with this?