In the days before pandemic struck, cybersecurity teams were already deep into adapting security controls to an expanding and disappearing perimeter. But now that employees, partners, and contractors have scattered to home offices, kitchen tables, basements, and garages, the challenge is to help keep them secure in a world beyond corporate walls.
As the average organization deals with thousands of connected devices all using direct internet access, often times bypassing web filtering and VPN controls completely, it’s difficult to see security threats before they infect hosts and block them before they become embedded command-and-control attacks.
Simply put, all your assets are exposed on the internet to a host of malware, phishing, botnets, and other malicious activity. More than 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic.
There’s an easy way to get ahead of the risks and gain visibility across all your connected devices by using the internet’s own infrastructure to stop threats across all ports and protocols.
Powered by predictive intelligence, Cisco Umbrella effectively stops malware before it reaches your endpoints or network. Using statistical and machine-learning models to uncover both known and emerging threats, Umbrella proactively blocks connections to malicious destinations at the DNS and IP layers.
Cisco Umbrella offers multiple security functions in a single cloud service to secure internet access and control cloud app usage from the network, branch offices, and users at the edge. Umbrella integrates secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality for the most effective protection against threats.
This translates into confidence that security operations can continue securely and that threats will be mitigated completely and with less effort.
“Cisco Umbrella has lowered overall response time to issues. We are able to glean the data quickly and respond faster which allows the businesses to return to normal operations faster.”Matt Cross, IT Architect, Heartland Business Systems
The source for that confidence is due, in part, to Umbrella’s function as a secure onramp to the internet, delivering deep inspection and control to support compliance and block threats.
Cisco Talos, one of the largest threat intelligence teams in the world, supports Umbrella’s proactive visibility and response capabilities. Talos provides interactive access to threat intelligence to aid in incident response and threat research. Every day, Umbrella analyzes 200 billion internet requests, and 60,000+ new destinations are added to our block list.
Cisco Umbrella delivers the most secure, most reliable, and fastest internet experience to more than 20,000 customers. As a leading provider of network security and recursive DNS security, we enable the world to connect to the internet on any device with confidence.