Cisco Umbrella - Guest Protection
August 21, 2020

Cisco Umbrella - Guest Protection

Daniel Hosking | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Umbrella

I have deployed Cisco Umbrella to provide control of what content guest users have access to when using guest wireless and browsing the internet. It also provides an added layer of security to the guest users by filtering DNS of malicious sites. I integrated Cisco Umbrella directly through APIs into the Meraki Cloud dashboard, providing centralized control and configuration of policies for the guest users.
  • Directly integrating Cisco Umbrella through APIs into the Meraki Cloud dashboard provides centralized control and configuration of policies for the guest users.
  • Extremely easy to follow documentation.
  • Umbrella has an extremely fast response time and high availability for a DNS server, aside from the security benefits.
  • Expensive.
  • Should be included automatically in some of Cisco's other cloud licensing as a standard offering.
  • ROI is hard to calculate, but we certainly see the malicious sites that are blocked for the guest users.
The way we have deployed Umbrella is purely for onsite guest wireless users. But even having no control of the end user devices, Umbrella by its nature improves the ability to enhance security and provide protection.
One of the main reasons Umbrella was selected was it's ability to integrate using APIs with Meraki. This allowed us to easily create and apply policies for the Guest WLAN. It was the ideal solution for this scenario. The documentation to support the set up of this integration was also excellent.
The documentation was straight forward for setup and integrating with Meraki. There was a issue with the order process, but this was addressed in a timely manner through Cisco sales support.
We did not evaluate any other products as Cisco Umbrella was perfect and already part of the Cisco eco system, so things like native API integration made it a easy decision.
Amazing partially with the native API integration to Meraki.