Cisco Umbrella

What is Cisco Umbrella?

Cisco Umbrella is the industry’s first Secure Internet Gateway situated in the cloud. Umbrella uses the infrastructure of the internet to block malicious destinations before your users ever connect to them. By using the cloud to deliver security, organisations can save both time and money by significantly reducing security incidents.

Umbrella is built into the very foundation of the internet – the domain name system (DNS) layer. DNS is the system which maps domain names to IP addresses, Umbrella has a powerful database of millions of malicious domains and uses industry-leading threat intelligence engines to pre-emptively block threats out on the internet.

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Protect your entire organisation in minutes

Umbrella is easy to deploy – very easy. There are no on-site appliances to install and keep up-to-date, you simply point your DNS towards Umbrella’s resolvers and then begin to set your policies using Cisco Umbrella’s secure web interface.

The Umbrella cloud dashboard allows you to set policies and provides visibility into internet activity across all of your network devices, wherever they go. The dashboard also allows you to integrate with Active Directory and use API keys to integrate with other platforms for more granular reporting.

Security everywhere

Cisco Umbrella protects your users both inside and outside of the office. By deploying the Umbrella Roaming or Cisco AnyConnect client, your devices will receive all the protection of Cisco Umbrella whilst off the VPN or outside of the protection of your office firewalls.

This functionality provides both visibility and enforcement at the DNS/web layer and also protects your roaming users against threats such as phishing, malware and command-and-control callbacks wherever they go.

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Multiple cloud security functions

To help organisations embrace direct internet access, in addition to DNS-layer security and interactive threat intelligence, Cisco Umbrella now includes secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality. All delivered from a single cloud platform.

Umbrella also features advanced integrations with Cisco SD-WAN solutions and is a critical element in any Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

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Secure web gateway

The Cisco Umbrella secure web gateway (SWG) functionality is a cloud-native full-proxy service that can protect against viruses and malware, enforce acceptable use policies, and simplify investigations.

SWG uses IPsec tunnels, PAC files, or proxy chaining to forward traffic to a cloud-based proxy to enforce acceptable use policies and block advanced threats. Files are scanned and known bad items blocked. New or suspicious files can be routed to a sandbox for deeper inspection and retrospective alerts can be generated if a file starts to display bad behaviour.

Cloud-delivered firewall

Cisco Umbrella’s cloud-delivered firewall provides visibility and control for outbound internet traffic across all ports and protocols. The cloud-delivered firewall logs all activity and blocks unwanted traffic using IP, port, and protocol rules.

To forward traffic, simply configure an IPsec tunnel from any network device. As new tunnels are created, policies are automatically applied for easy setup and consistent enforcement everywhere.

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Cloud access security broker

Umbrella helps to expose shadow IT by providing the ability to detect and report on the cloud applications that are in use across your environment.

In situations where a deeper level of control is required, Umbrella provides granular activity controls as blocking webmail attachments, applying data loss protection (DLP) policies and managing cloud tenancy access.

Powerful threat intelligence

Hackers are creatures of habit, and will often use the same infrastructure to launch their attacks. This leaves behind digital fingerprints which Umbrella can detect to pinpoint current and emerging cyber-attacks.

Intelligence feeds from Cisco Talos and AMP are also integrated into Umbrella. This means that Umbrella benefits from the daily analysis of millions of malware samples and terabytes of data to block malicious content.

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How to buy Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is priced on a per-user, per-month basis and is purchased on a 12-month pre-paid basis. There are multiple packages available, further details can be found here. Protos Networks is also an Umbrella MSSP, meaning we can provide Umbrella on a flexible pay-monthly managed service basis.

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