Direct-to-internet access is on the rise
Direct internet access enables organizations to accelerate their digital transformation with faster access to cloud applications and workloads, instead of backhauling all traffic through the corporate network. While the benefits are clear, direct internet access introduces new security challenges. Organizations still need to defend their remote offices against malware infections, command and control callbacks, phishing attacks, unacceptable use, and more. Find out how to secure your cloud edge from the network to satellite offices, with cloud security.
Distributed users increase security complexity
Remote offices and users need to access the internet for more of their day-to-day tasks. As more users work from home, gaps in protection increase. Users are frustrated with the hassles of VPNs and the poor performance of internet traffic routed back through a corporate data center. Many organizations are embracing direct-to-internet approaches to improve the situation, but that requires a new way to secure internet traffic.
Research reveals change is required
With highly distributed environments becoming the norm, SaaS usage on the rise, and roaming users an attractive target for cyberthreats, it’s hard to gain control and protect users effectively.
Enterprise Strategy Group surveyed 450+ cybersecurity experts and explored the current realities of protecting a network without perimeters. New research reveals the security landscape requires a fundamentally new approach to securing remote workers and locations.
Fast forward time to value with automated security
More IT teams are adopting SD-WAN solutions to manage different types of traffic and enable direct-to-internet access. When making this transition, it’s critical to infuse proper security into the network without impacting user performance and satisfaction. Umbrella meets this need to easily secure SD-WAN with a single cloud-delivered security service that protects users anywhere they connect to the internet.
Cisco Umbrella customers
Protect users at direct internet access locations in minutes
Umbrella combines multiple security services in a single integrated cloud solution to offer powerful security capabilities that are easy to deploy and manage — all backed by the power of Cisco Talos threat intelligence.
To secure your Cisco SD-WAN, you can quickly deploy Umbrella across hundreds of devices with a few simple clicks. Your users will be protected against threats like malware, ransomware, and botnets with no added latency. You can easily enable additional security services for greater granularity and control.