SECURE INTERNET GATEWAY

With Cisco Umbrella

Predict and prevent web attacks before they reach your corporate network or your users – wherever they are. Set up first line defence to protect your most valuable asset – your data.

Overview

FIRST LINE DEFENCE AGAINST KNOWN
AND EMERGING THREATS ON THE INTERNET

In the digital era, cyber threats are getting smarter and cloud services have broadened the attack surface. Cisco Umbrella is a Secure Internet Gateway in the cloud which protects your users from threats on the internet – whether they are on or off your corporate network.

HOW IT WORKS

Cisco Umbrella brings you the first line of defence against threats on the internet. Find out how.

BUILT INTO THE FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNET
Cisco Umbrella uses the foundational infrastructure of the internet – DNS and IP Layers – to detect and block connections to malicious destinations, all the time.

PROXY INSPECTION FOR RISKY DOMAINS
Cisco Umbrella performs deep URL and file inspection of “risky” domains without delay or internet performance impact by immediately passing through safe requests.

PREVENTION OF COMMAND & CONTROL CALLBACKS
Prevents C2 Callback in otherwise infected devices from contacting attacker’s servers to stop data exfiltration and execution of ransomware encryption.

GLOBAL THREAT INTELLIGENCE
Cisco Umbrella benefits from the maturity and breadth of the entire Cisco Security Ecosystem. Using world-leading threat intelligence from Cisco Talos and AMP, Umbrella blocks attacks using known and real-time threat updates.

BENEFITS TO YOUR BUSINESS

SIMPLE, GLOBAL DEPLOYMENT

With no hardware to install, using Cisco Umbrella’s simple web interface, you’ll never experience a smoother and quicker cloud security deployment.

DEEPER INSIGHT

Visibility into internet activity across all devices, over all ports – on and off your corporate network. Real-time, deep inspection in the cloud to automatically uncover current and emerging threats.

FAST AND RELIABLE

Umbrella doesn’t add any latency to internet connections – in fact, Cisco’s peering partnerships with ISPs and CDNs can actually improve internet speed. Enjoy 100% reliability – there is no downtime on the service, and the beauty of cloud services means updates are continuously pushed out to your organisation.

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FEATURES OVERVIEW

  • Protection of any device on the corporate network
    Any device connected to the corporate network is automatically protected.
  • Protection of roaming devices off-network*
    Using the Cisco Umbrella roaming client, users’ devices can stay protected on the go.
  • Prevention of malware, phishing, and C2 callbacks over any port
    View domain requests and IP responses per security and content settings or customizable destination lists
  • DNS-layer visibility and control
    View domain requests and IP responses per security and content settings or customizable destination lists
  • Granular customisation
    Customisable block pages and bypass options
  • Reporting
    Real-time, enterprise-wide activity search & scheduled reports
  • Virtual Appliances*
    Redundant virtual appliances installed in your on-premise infrastructure
  • Active Directory group membership (including specific users or computers) and internal subnet granularity*
    By integrating with Active Directory environment and forwarding DNS queries to the Cisco global network, customers can enforce and report on users, computers and groups they have already defined.
  • Attribution by Active Directory user or computer*
    Easy integration with Active Directory gives more visibility into who visits malicious destinations and when.

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How do I secure any device on our corporate networks?

Clientless DHCP → Cisco Umbrella global network. Change one setting native to all internet gateways (e.g. routers, APs) and DHCP seamlessly provisions devices – even those you don’t own – to forward DNS traffic to the Umbrella global network.

How do I secure laptops off our corporate network?

The Cisco Umbrella roaming client can be used to protect laptops off the corporate network. It tags, encrypts, and forwards DNS queries bound for the internet to the Umbrella global network so per-device security policies can be enforced everywhere without latency or complexity. The roaming client for Windows or Mac OSX is extremely lightweight with near-zero CPU or RAM usage. Deployment can be distributed by third-party solutions using our command line installation. It can run in “head” or “headless” mode, and is updated automatically without user intervention.

Do you protect my data, apps, and users from most cyber attacks?

Yes. Umbrella is built into the foundation of the internet and blocks requests to malicious and unwanted destinations before a connection is even established. So you can stop threats from ever reaching your network or endpoints, and you can contain command & control callbacks from already infected devices to prevent data exfiltration. The data and apps that your users and devices access are protected by extension.

Will this service introduce any latency?

Umbrella adds no additional latency. That’s because with Umbrella there is no need to reroute all connections through proxies or over VPNs to secure roaming users or remote offices. Cisco Umbrella infrastructure is extensively peered at major Internet exchanges to minimize routing latency no matter where in the world you’re located. Cisco are the key participant of the www.afasterinternet.com project along with all leading CDN (content distribution network) providers.

Do you protect my website or DNS infrastructure from DDoS attacks?

No. Umbrella doesn’t host DNS records or protect your publicly accessible infrastructure that rely on DNS name servers being available.

What happens when the service goes down; will I lose all internet connectivity?

No, and it’s never happened. The Umbrella global network has maintained 100% uptime since it launched in 2006. Cisco publicly displays operational system status and stats: https://cs.co/umbrellasystems.

If Umbrella enforces security policies at the DNS and IP layers, why don’t you protect me from all types of attacks?

There are authoritative and recursive DNS services, which are different, but complementary. Authoritative name servers host the information (i.e. domain name maps to IP address) that recursive DNS services resolve and send back for everything on the internet. Umbrella provides a recursive DNS service for just your users and devices, which is likely provided by your ISP(s) today, but only Umbrella delivers secure connectivity.

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