IT, network operations, and security operations teams are being called to do more to secure the organization while also delivering information and services to an increasingly distributed and ever-expanding edge. To keep your teams and organization protected, you need a way to simplify your cybersecurity stack while evolving it to meet today’s needs and your unique challenges.
Whether you’re a security admin supporting a single location or an IT team securing a slew of branches and remote workers, Cisco Umbrella helps deliver the deep inspection and control you need to provide effective threat protection no matter what your use case.
Here’s how five different organizations improved their security posture with Cisco Umbrella alongside other Cisco security solutions.
Axcess reduces exposure while responding faster
With an expanding network perimeter, Axcess needed more than the traditional on-premises security stack to see and protect every location and device.
By Introducing Cisco Umbrella into their stack along with Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints, Axcess has been able to dramatically reduce user exposure to malware. They’ve done this while improving their ability to detect, respond to, and remediate threats when necessary. Also, with Umbrella Investigate — interactive threat intelligence delivered via web console or API — security teams like those at Axcess can move away from simply reacting to incidents and begin proactively discovering and probing threats before they become attacks.
With Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints, Axcess Financial was able to:
- Reduce malware and ransomware by 75%
- Reduce detection time from weeks (or months) to hours
- Cut remediation time by 99%
Cianbro secures construction teams wherever they work and roam
Cianbro, a leading construction firm, had to solve a complex problem: securing a large remote and roaming workforce across offices and worksites. A distributed network of mobile users presents a unique challenge to IT teams: How can you provide these users with the same level of security outside the network as in it — without increasing complexity or throttling performance?
By proactively blocking attacks, Umbrella helps Cianbro users to connect securely and confidently when working from laptops off the VPN, mobile devices, or on public Wi-Fi — all while ensuring performance at the same speeds workers have come to expect.
Avril gains secure internet access from the cloud
Avril — a French agro-industrial group — was looking to provide branch offices with a reliable security solution that could continue to expand as Avril acquired new businesses and divisions. To secure these locations while still providing them with fast direct internet access (DIA), they needed a cloud-delivered security service that could work at the outer edges of the network, providing a front line of protection.
Leveraging DNS-layer security to extend protection everywhere, Avril has been able to substantially reduce the risk of data exfiltration and malware across all ports and protocols. Simple to deploy and easy to manage from the cloud, Umbrella also allows Avril to keep expanding protection to keep up with new needs and new growth.
Yelp simplifies security, reduces noise, speeds response
Investigating and responding to incidents requires a massive simplification and consolidation of security systems. By offering robust threat intelligence as both a web console and API, Cisco Umbrella Investigate helps incident response teams identify and respond to attacks, mitigate damage, and deliver proactive protection for the future by easily integrating with all of your other systems and Cisco security architecture.
Yelp wanted to speed the process by which they found and investigated threats, which meant dramatically simplifying the way they work with their security solutions. Using Umbrella, they were able to reduce the complexity, alerts, and noise from different security systems. In the process, Yelp was able to decrease incident response time from days to minutes.
Eurofins sees what’s happening, knows the risk in cloud apps
Cloud-based apps have become quite popular because of their ease and light OpEx budget footprints. Unfortunately, they are often downloaded and used without being properly vetted by IT. Non-compliant with company security policies, much of this shadow IT has security vulnerabilities that can expose the network to attackers.
Eurofins chose Cisco Umbrella to help them efficiently and reliably secure users, protect data, and ensure that potentially perilous apps could not slip in under the radar. With complete visibility across the company’s network, devices, and apps, the Eurofins team was able to identify thousands of apps in use by employees. Associating each of these apps with a risk score, Umbrella gave Eurofins the ability to drill down further into granular details like site registration and the location from which DNS requests were triggered.
Making it easier to secure users wherever they work
Uniting your entire security stack, Cisco Umbrella simplifies these point solutions into a single cloud-delivered service that’s easy to deploy, configure, and manage — saving you time and resources. Umbrella’s simple, powerful integrations across the Cisco security ecosystem enable you to quickly protect your users wherever they access the internet.