Cisco Umbrella is proud to announce the addition of our most recent global cloud data center, Spain! Our DC is located in Silicon Alley, not to be confused with Silicon Valley. We chose this location because it resides in the heart of connectivity and high-tech industry in Madrid.
Improved cybersecurity services for our Spanish and European customers
When selecting cybersecurity data center locations, we look at several criteria, including the number of users in that region and the transit and peering options that define our ability to improve service for our users. There are over 70 carriers, IPS, and CDNs in the same DC complex, alongside Cisco Umbrella.
Adding this data center to our architecture means customers have closer access to the cloud anytime, anywhere, providing additional opportunities to process usage and event data locally.
Madrid is the second largest city in the EU (3.3M people within the city limits!) – this data center location has grown to be one of the most important gateways to North and South America, along with other major European markets.
Cisco Umbrella and its global cloud cybersecurity architecture is a key component of Cisco’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering. Learn more about SASE with our At a Glance.
Cisco Umbrella helps unify firewall, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), DNS-layer security, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and threat intelligence into a single cloud service – allowing businesses of all sizes to secure their users everywhere they work. Traffic latency decreases with the optimal usage of a hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure – maximizing resilience.
Anycast routing intelligently directs traffic to the closest Umbrella data center, bypassing degraded or unavailable links automatically. Imagine a built-in customer assistant providing you with the best possible availability, reliability, and quality. There is no longer a need to manage load balancers, routing policies or configure files. When planned maintenance or unplanned interruptions occur, failover happens automatically and maintains redundancy.
Umbrella peers directly with more than 1000 organizations to continuously boost performance and help ensure the fastest route for requests by creating shortcuts through the internet topography for our customers’ encrypted traffic. By utilizing more than 6000 peering sessions with partners like Netflix, Google, and Facebook (just to name a few), we decrease latency and improve performance between our customers and their networks.
Cybersecurity data centers for Cisco Umbrella, like Madrid, Spain are intentionally located near the Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) for faster, more reliable service. These data centers are carrier-neutral, selected purely on the location’s ability to provide the best quality connections and services to the regions served.
All Cisco Umbrella data centers meet or exceed Uptime Institute Tier III standards, meet all common security compliance standards (ISO27001/SOC2), and are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant.
In addition to meeting and exceeding all compliance standards, we also want to ensure we operate as a greener organisation while working to build a sustainable model for the future. The new data center in Madrid is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified for sustainability – this certification is the result of continued advocacy for environmentalism and the reduction of our carbon footprint. We invite you to learn more about how the Cisco Umbrella global cloud architecture brings cloud access closer to you.