What’s under the hood matters. A lot.
When considering any IT security capability, you rigorously evaluate features and functions. That’s vital. But with a cloud security solution, the underlying infrastructure is equally essential. You don’t “buy” the infrastructure per se, but how it’s architected, built, and enhanced directly impacts your business. You need to know that your cloud security solution emanates from a sophisticated, global, battle-hardened infrastructure.
How Avanade protects without performance impacts
“One of the hidden gems of Umbrella is how it uses AnyCast for the conversation between the client and the cloud service…every user is going to the closest entry point to the Cisco Umbrella cloud, so they have the fastest response, the most efficient scanning for where they’re trying to go via DNS. It means I don’t have to worry about provisioning infrastructure all over the world. I get that benefit of the shared public cloud by leveraging the AnyCast IP.”
Executive – ITS Enterprise Services, Avanade
Built for the cloud from day one
Since 2006, our cloud infrastructure has delivered a fast, secure, and reliable internet experience to more than 100 million enterprise and consumer users (and counting). Today, Cisco Umbrella has evolved into a converged cloud security service, delivering multiple, diverse functions traditionally handled by appliances. Rather than merely move a function’s appliance form to the cloud (as some do), we disaggregate functions into components and re-envision them. Organizations reap the benefits of truly cloud-native – high capacity and throughput, solid reliability, and agile infrastructure.
Global footprint for huge capacity
More than 30 data centers worldwide with automated failover. Full stack cloud security in all. Available to all customers (not only some). World class data centers located at the biggest internet exchange points.
Our global footprint supports tens of thousands of concurrent enterprises, billions of internet requests, and millions of users every day. It enables Umbrella to enforce more than 7 million unique malicious destinations while simultaneously delivering fast, consistent internet access. No appliance could scale like this.
With cloud enterprise security, performance reigns supreme. Umbrella’s multi-terabit network flows on high numbers of massive internet links. Over 5,000 peering sessions and over 1,000 partnerships with Internet Service Providers and Content Delivery Networks create shortcuts to major internet providers. Anycast routing (and innovative, patent-pending extensions) transparently utilize the fastest route available with automated failover. The result? Users do what they want, when they want, with no added latency.
Anycast and beyond for rock-solid reliability
In addition to boosting performance, Umbrella’s innovative use of Anycast improves reliability. It enables the Umbrella infrastructure to execute planned updates, additions, and removals — even take down an entire data center — with minimal impact to users. And in the rare instance of an unplanned interruption, Umbrella’s patent-pending Anycast deployment performs automatic data center failover with no loss of redundancy protection.
Constant change is a given in cloud security infrastructure. Capabilities, servers, networks, and whole data centers come in and out of rotation on a regular basis. The key is for changes to cause no user impact whatsoever. The Umbrella infrastructure is self-healing, highly automated, and agile. We continuously adapt it to keep delivering new and better security capabilities. While we do this, user work proceeds with no interruption. Now that’s smart.
Operational excellence with complete transparency
Malicious players generate a never-ending flood insidious cyber security threats. No one is immune. Although Cisco Umbrella gets its fair share, our battle-hardened cloud security infrastructure — architected, built, and operated by a deeply experienced team — fends off such attacks. We have delivered 100% business uptime since our service inception in 2006. We are completely transparent, externally publishing status for all to see, whether it is positive or negative.
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