Extra security layer with excellent performance
May 04, 2021

Extra security layer with excellent performance

Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella works as a single platform bringing together various security components, such as threat intelligence, firewall, DNS-layer security, secure web gateway. We use it as a secure internet gateway to protect our employees anywhere. Employees do not need to be connected to our VPN or internet network when they are working remotely; its protection is flexible. Cisco Umbrella protects our employees from common end-user targeting attacks such as malware, phishing, and ransomware. As it is cloud based, many threats are easily identified and prevented on the cloud before reaching our employees. This process is easily done by only using DNS services.
  • Integrated security components in one solution
  • Cloud based; does not require VPN or local network connection
  • Improves visibility
  • Extra layer of security
Cisco Umbrella serves very well on this matter. All the endpoints connected to our systems are secure thanks to Umbrella's DNS-layer protection. Cloud-based security mechanisms have access to a wider threat intelligence than we could have in our systems.
Cisco Umbrella fit very well into our company backbone. We easily integrated it just by adding our fixed network to Cisco Umbrella, redirecting our DNSes to Cisco Umbrella's and applying our security policies. It allows flexibility on rules as we define our policy. It works well with our current system. Splunk is our main component on the backbone, Cisco Umbrella has been working perfectly with Splunk.
I have not had a conversation with the pre-sales team, and deployment was so easy that we did not need to get support from the company.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I had been helping our employees regarding their security concerns. Cisco Umbrella helps our security team to give an extra shield to our employees to use against online threats without losing any performance. Thanks to its DNS-layer service, employees can also be protected on their personal devices while working remotely. Not only company devices, but also others are secure. Lastly, company device logs are collected and stored securely on Cisco cloud.