Nowadays everything and everyone has to be online 24/7 regardless of the location. This brings complexity of securing the network. Cisco has the solution: Cisco Umbrella. A cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet.
Block malicious content with Cisco Umbrella
Cisco Umbrella uses the Internet infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is established. They do this in three ways:
DNS & IP layer enforcement (1)
Cisco Umbrella uses DNS to stop threats on all ports and protocols, even direct-to-IP connections. This way, malware is already stopped before it reaches your network or endpoint.
Intelligent proxy (2)
Instead of sending all web traffic, Cisco Umbrella sends requests for high-risk domains to an environment where a deeper URL and file will take place. This has no impact on the performance of web traffic, but does exclude threats before they are in the network.
Command & control callback blocking (3)
Even if devices are infected in other ways, Cisco Umbrella prevents connections to the attacker’s servers. This means that no callback can be executed which is necessary to retrieve the encryption key and activate the ransomware.
Showdown of Cisco Umbrella
Visibility in traffic, both inside and outside your network
Your users sometimes work outside their usual network. Yet you want to make the activity transparent. Cisco Umbrella provides insights into internet activity on all devices, on all ports, even when users are outside your company network. In addition, Cisco Umbrella offers optimal protection for users when they are outside the network. With the roaming client of Umbrella users are always protected, even without the use of a VPN.
Simple and quick implementation of Cisco Umbrella
Cisco Umbrella differs strongly from other IT security solutions because of its simple implementation. There is no hardware to install or software that needs to be updated manually. All that is required is to forward the internal DNS servers to the Cisco Umbrella DNS servers. After this you can monitor all traffic via the browser-based interface.