Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella

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Cisco Umbrella

Overview

What is Cisco Umbrella?

Cisco now offers OpenDNS Umbrella Web Filtering. Cisco acquired OpenDNS in August 2015, and rebranded the product as Cisco Umbrella.
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Security Coverage

Umbrella does the job perfectly, it never misses a beat. The best thing is about blocking unauthorised sites in which you just need to set up the categories to be blocked and umbrella does the rest. This has allowed the IT department to save countless hours manually adding to the list.
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Integrations

We have integrated Umbrella with Meraki MX series security appliance. The way it works is that it keeps the internal team and all on premises computers protected through creating a outward facing firewall and safeguarding the company assets from outside threats.
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Security Coverage

We have it deployed with our Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and the Umbrella roaming client module. It has been great at extending the DNS and URL filtering beyond our corporate firewalls. We have not had any reported instances of the protection not working while outside the corporate network. The …
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Integrations

We are primarily a Cisco shop, so we already have Umbrella integration with Cisco Threat Response and SecureX to manage our threats across our entire Cisco suite of security products. We also have Cisco AMP and FTD's on our perimeter. So, having Umbrella provides great DNS protection within our …
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Security Coverage

If the Cisco Umbrella roaming client is used, it provides an extra layer of protection for systems, but only as a supplement to traditional antivirus programs. While the protection is helpful, the side effects, such as the incorrect "No Internet" problem may outweigh the benefits of the product. I …
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The product does fit in with our current tech stack, but it is by no means seamless. A significant amount of configuration and testing is required at each client site to ensure that the product does not interfere with local DNS resolution. The side affect problems of the roaming agent that I …
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Security Coverage

The roaming client can be preconfigure and easily pushed to remote clients. Remote offices can have their DNS servers point to the Umbrella DNS server for anything outside of the internal network.
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Security Coverage

By leveraging the agents on the individual endpoints, users are protected even when they are not in the office. The individual agents sync back up with the Cisco server and keep their databases updated for any new malicious malware or ransomware threats. The remote branches are also connected via …
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Integrations

Even though the Cisco Umbrella product integrates with other Cisco products, unfortunately, we do not use Cisco firewalls or Cisco switches. However, we use a single sign-on that allows us to be logged into the Cisco umbrella dashboard and effectively monitor any real-time threats. It is one of …
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Resilience

It is extremely important in any cyber security strategy. The ability to bounce back after a cyber attack of any kind is imperative to the success of any sized organization. A business continuity plan is the first step t achieving resiliency in cyber security.
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Security Coverage

With a client for Windows they reach out to the cloud for web filter. We do not have many Windows devices left in our district so we do not implement this. All kids and most staff have Chromebooks. As I have stated I do not believe they have a Chromebook plugin.
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Integrations

We currently do not integrate Cisco Umbrella with any other product. Is is very complimentary to using Securely for Chromebooks. It's nice for on-prem Windows devices because we do not need to install anything. We just point their DNS to Cisco Umbrella via DHCP. Any device joining are network is …
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Resilience

It helps with resilience by filtering devices from websites that good potentially be malicious. This is very valuable because the highest risk to security is typically the end users. If malicious sites are blocked through Umbrella then they malicious site will not be infectiong our systems. This …
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Leadership in Resilience

When referring to Cisco Umbrella leaders can become more resilient to cyber threats by implementing a good webfilter. Surfing the web is one of the top ways devices get infected. Especially through emails with links, if a user clicks on a malicious link in an email a good webfilter will block it. …
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Resilience

Nowadays threats and attacks are launched every minutes if not seconds, the value of a resilient cyber security deployment to protect networks and users is a key factor to ensure digital transformation and daily operation. The ability to prevent, detect, and mitigate any threat even before it …
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Leadership in Resilience

Leaders are now obligated to deploy a security solution that not only protect network, users, and endpoints but also allows user to be inform about how they can avoid any open windows to an external or internal threat. Leaders should ensure security education and choose those solution that are up …
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Security Coverage

Cisco Umbrella is able to provide great protection for our endpoints that are outside our organizational firewall. The coverage that Cisco Umbrella is able to provide exceeds that of other content filtering services. The protection that we are given with Cisco Umbrella allows us to see any threat …
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Integrations

Cisco umbrella's integration with third-party products is very satisfactory. It's able to seamlessly fit with our security tech stack. We have multiple different systems that we run within our organization. We make sure that these systems and servers are all being secured by Cisco Umbrella. The …
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Resilience

The value of having resilience in a cyber security context is extremely important to myself as well as other organizations. This is due to the fact that we need to make sure that we have a resilient cyber security program that can detect and resolve any unwanted cyber security risks that may occur.
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Leadership in Resilience

Leaders within an organization can educate the proper channels to understand the importance of having cyber security resilience. The leaders can make up real life scenarios or simulations of what a breach in the organizations cyber security may look like and how it will affect the organization. …
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Resilience

Whatever security system(s) you utilize - they have to be flexible and able to respond to different threats as they appear. If they are structured and inflexible then they can cause more harm than good. I've always found OpenDNS/Umbrella has had the ability to adapt and change to suit the need. …
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Leadership in Resilience

I think that OpenDNS/Umbrella is a key part of building a more resilient cyber security posture. As I stated before DNS is a fragile system. Users do not have a clue. It means nothing to them. And unless they are in trouble they don't care. You have to be able to protect the user from both …
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Security Coverage

We use Cisco Umbrella mostly to protect our remote endpoints. Once in a while, we receive a request to whitelist a specific website that is being blocked by Cisco Umbrella because it belongs to a specific category that we don't want our users to access but in that particular case it's needed. …
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Integrations

We tried the AD integration and that had worked fine showing AD users within the Cisco Umbrella administration interface. It fits really well along with our security suite running in conjunction with antivirus and anti-malware pieces of software. We believe that bundling software is more effective …
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Resilience

Umbrella plays an important role in keeping our remote clients safe from DNS-related threats, allowing our users to access websites more confidently. Setting up "Content Categories" properly also helps administrators to mitigate threats based on the topic we block (ex: Adult, Gambling, etc), once …
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Leadership in Resilience

I believe that the key strategies for that are diversifying applications, creating protection layers, and doing user training. Our first layer uses Umbrella to filter what users can reach through their browser navigation, then we also added a anti-malware tool that would detect and take action if …
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Integrations

It fits well into the security stack and I recommend it as a great layer of protection for outside the office user.
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Security Coverage

Cisco Umbrella provides DNS protection for our organization both inside and outside of the firewall. One way the product achieves this objective is thru a consistent policy approach -- the system works the same both inside/outside of the firewall and across all locations -- both remote and …
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Integrations

We are a heavily technology dependent organization with multiple high resource users and have quite a few vendors within our tech stack and security stack specifically. From an integration perspective our tech team had absolutely no issue integrating this product with the rest of our stack. We …
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Resilience

Network resilience and reliability are the 2 most important things to firms like ours that operate trading/markets based businesses. We need to be able to ensure 100% uptime without issue or interruption to maintain the continuity of our operation across multiple geographies / time zones and …
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Leadership in Resilience

In our opinion - cyber security resilience is the one of the most important points to focus on for management teams. The best ways to build resilience is to have multiple vendors / systems / safeguards - in the .01% of time where there may be issue - you need a backup in order to maintain …
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Security Coverage

We currently don't have many employees that work from the outside that would require DNS protection but we do have the ability to re route DNS traffic and monitor their activity. After installing it on specific devices all their traffic is re routed to cisco DNS server then it gets reported on our …
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Integrations

We implemented "Splunk" for security purposes to have a broad view of many different devices. Umbrella will allow you to export logs and import them on the Splunk instance for all in one monitoring solution.
Umbrella provides an API that dumps logs into an aws servers and splunk retrieves them with …
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Resilience

Cisco Umbrella gives you the opportunity to narrow down to a specific workstation to track down unusual activity or non work related activities. We had an employee that his work station was constantly trying to access a specific website without his knowledge and Cisco Umbrella helped us resolve …
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Leadership in Resilience

By constantly monitoring and staying on top of dns requests and user activity. A constant back up of any kind is always helpful and recommended. Having a recovery plan and actually exercising the procedures on the plan.
Training and testing employees helps the organization as a whole to prevent any …
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Security Coverage

Excellent protection at the DNS layer. Cisco Umbrella protects devices regardless of where they are and prevents any attempts from fraudulent sites.
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Security Coverage

Provided users use a VPN, they receive the same Umbrella filtration and access that they would on-premises. However, we have not expanded Umbrella deployment so that a user working from a remote location without using the VPN would receive the normal filtration. For those users, we are depended …
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Integrations

Integration is the one thing primarily lacking. I would like to see Umbrella more integrated with Cisco Firepower and Cisco AMP.
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Security Coverage

With IPAM enforced DNS entries all devices on the network have to go through Umbrella for protection at the edge. This was an easy win for the company. For our remote workforce, we installed the roaming agent with is already part of AnyConnect. This allowed us to protect our employees no matter …
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Integrations

Integrations into Splunk Phantom SOAR has saved the organization a large amount of time during the incident response process. It has also sped up the time to remediate keeping us out of breach situations. It also works well with Active Directory to help write policy and get proper reporting on the …
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Security Coverage

Remote users are forced to use the Cisco Umbrella roaming client. All web traffic off our network is routed through Cisco Umbrella's DNS, thus giving us full visibility and control over the endpoint URL filtering. By keeping our endpoints safe off-site, we can help mitigate risks that commonly …
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Integrations

My biggest complaint about Cisco and Meraki products is their promise to integrate. The integration is supposed to be easy, but it's not. API keys are needed to be generated even though these companies are supposedly related. Cisco and Meraki could do a much better job at providing a single …
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Security Coverage

Cisco Umbrella has been excellent at completing its task both within our office and with roaming, remote, and branch offices. Considering the application is installed on a device, protection is enabled from the device itself. Being that we have protection on the device it has made working from …
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Integrations

We have yet to integrate Cisco Umbrella across other Cisco and third-party products. The integration took too long from the time we purchased Cisco Umbrella to when the integration was available. It has been set as a goal to integrate our systems but being that it was not an option from start, it …
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Security Coverage

This was a very good offering for us and a good first step towards DNS protection and URL Filtering. We didn't go with the full URL path because this was our first implementation of DNS Monitoring and it was cost-prohibitive. We could get domain reputation, category, etc without the full URL path. …
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Integrations

We send our Umbrella data into our SIEM and this has been very helpful with incident response and correlation of security events. We're using Splunk Cloud and this has helped us identify and resolve several incidents and investigations of interest. DNS is the key to security monitoring and is very …
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Security Coverage

DNS filtering is always update[d] in Cisco Umbrella. It provides [an] efficient way to secure IT assets while being used on any data network. Visibility to [the] IT team on DNS accesses ensures that users are not compromised. Cloud application access is also ensured to be accessed securely. Remote …
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Integrations

The interoperability with other products like VPN connectivity applications is easy and better to manage.
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Security Coverage

Thanks to Cisco Umbrella, our network is now fully protected, and we can provide the greatest possible experience to our visitors. The reliability, productivity, responsiveness, profitability, and protection of our business networks have all improved. Now it's a lot easier for us to increase the …
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Integrations

The integration is smooth and effective with other tools. As attacks get more complex, the expense of identifying, detecting, and blocking them rises as well. However, attackers frequently reuse infrastructure across many attacks, leaving cyber fingerprints in the process. The main purpose of …
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Security Coverage

Very well, and it is the reason I would suggest anyone with remote workers to make the investment in protecting your company's assets and IP from malicious sites or applications. I was able to deploy it to the end-user laptops with minimal effort, and it worked right out of the box.
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Integrations

Yes, we used Meraki MX devices on the perimeter, and Meraki Access points to provide wireless internet in the offices. It was very easy to integrate Cisco Umbrella into those devices, so any endpoints that did not have the roaming client installed were also protected. You can set up different …
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Security Coverage

Cisco Umbrella helps protect our users both on premise and off. Many of our students and staff take their devices home daily. By using simple to deploy protections, we extend the same level of protection and monitoring wherever the device goes.
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Integrations

Cisco Umbrella integrates into a variety of other Cisco products. [Cisco] Umbrella integrates well within the SecureX, Talos and other Cisco security platforms but also within the Meraki wireless platform. The Meraki integration allows for policy to be applied directly at the SSID level and is a …
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Security Coverage

For off-network coverage, if you use Cisco AnyConnect, no additional endpoint client is needed. If [you] don't have AnyConnect, [you] can use a lightweight client that works with any VPN client itself. The roaming client forwards requests for external internet domains to Cisco Umbrella IPs …
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Integrations

Cisco Umbrella can integrate with [most Cisco] products, including Meraki products [...] with the help of APIs. Cisco Umbrella can integrate with Office 365 for email scanning in real-time scenarios, [ensuring] users will get clean emails without malicious URLs. Meraki products integrate well with …
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Security Coverage

With the small application, it provides IP layer filtering. On MacOS it is iffy, but on Windows it works great. This helps the system understand what user is on a laptop at that time. If some devices don't support this you can set public DNS to their system and it will provide a very basic level …
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Integrations

We have not integrated with any third parties yet. Although, we have looked into the integration with Cisco Meraki access points for filtering at the AP level before the traffic goes any further. However, COVID has caused us to shift some priorities. We do not have a SEIM to log into, but we are …
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Product Details

What is Cisco Umbrella?

Cisco Umbrella, a key component of Cisco's secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, integrates multiple security services in a single, centrally managed, cloud-native solution to secure access to the internet and control cloud app usage. By unifying secure web gateway, firewall, DNS-layer security, threat intelligence, and cloud access security broker (CASB) solutions, Cisco Umbrella helps reduce the resources required for deployment, configuration, and integration. And, by delivering this functionality from the cloud, you can scale to meet the needs of a remote and roaming workforce, shifting network perimeter, and multi-cloud environment — all while simplifying security. Umbrella can be easily integrated with an SD-WAN implementation to provide a combination of performance, security, and flexibility to delight both end users and a security team.

Cisco Umbrella Features

  • Supported: DNS-layer security
  • Supported: Secure web gateway (full proxy)
  • Supported: Cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality
  • Supported: Cloud-delivered firewall
  • Supported: Interactive threat intelligence
  • Supported: Integrates with SD-WAN

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Cisco Umbrella Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Chromebooks
Supported Countries190 Countries

Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco now offers OpenDNS Umbrella Web Filtering. Cisco acquired OpenDNS in August 2015, and rebranded the product as Cisco Umbrella.

Cloudflare, Akamai, and Zscaler Internet Access are common alternatives for Cisco Umbrella.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Cisco Umbrella are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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  • We've been able to use Umbrella to uncover Shadow IT that might be within an organization
  • We've been able to do some basic level of web filtering to help with situations that warrant it
  • We are able to use Umbrella to get some base level of reporting for business owners that want to see how often sites are used
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