fbpx
Share

Cisco Umbrella – a quick win in IT Security

One of the most challenging hurdles to implementing new security infrastructure in any organisation is integrating it into your existing IT environment. You need to examine your existing security systems and network infrastructure, design how it will fit into the new platform, and then manage the change process for deployment and hope it all goes well. That’s why I am such a big fan of Cisco Umbrella.

Implementing Cisco Umbrella involves simply changing the Domain Name System (DNS) servers your organisation uses to lookup internet requests to Cisco Umbrella’s DNS servers. Being a cloud-delivered security solution, there is very little to configure or install internally. But don’t think that provides a lacking solution.

Let’s talk numbers

With 65 million daily users from over 160 countries, Cisco’s global network handles more than 100 Billion DNS requests daily from a diverse user base. This massive and diverse dataset allows Cisco access to insights like no other security company.

Cisco umbrella applies statistical models to the dataset to discover patterns and detect anomalies. It can also predict where future attacks might appear by identifying related domains and IPs that are associated with malware.

It also uses WHOIS data to determine malicious domains registered with the same contact information to categorise and score possible threats based on their association with known bad domains and IP’s. Cisco Umbrella then blocks access to these sites by intercepting the DNS query response to “protect all”. However, one of the best features is that it also can be applied to your remote devices.

It really does get an organisation up and running with another very thorough layer of security that requires minimal effort. This video provides a great high level overview on the solution.

Cisco Umbrella Overview

If you don’t have Cisco Umbrella running in your organisation already, you should really consider Cisco’s risk free trial, which will have you up and running in a couple of minutes.

Tags: Cisco, Cisco Umbrella, Cloud, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Security

Featured

Related

Why would you deploy SASE?
If Secure Access Software Edge (SASE) with Cisco Meraki is the destination, what does the journey to get there look like?

Firstly, let’s set the scene. The term SASE was first mentioned by Gartner Analysts in July 2019 and Gartner continues…

Data#3 named (HPE) Platinum Partner of the Year and Aruba GreenLake Partner of the Year
Data#3 enjoys double scoops at HPE/Aruba awards night

December 08, 2022; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, is proud to announce that it has…

Azure BaaS
Protecting Data in a Cloud World: Will Backup as a Service be what Keeps Your Business Online Through a Crisis?

Very few organisations could run in a technology-free environment, so naturally, strong IT departments put considerable effort into business continuity…

Azure Site Recovery
Beyond Backup: The Role of Azure Site Recovery in Business Continuity

In the first of our Azure Backup blog series, we discussed the value of data, and the critical importance…

Delivering the Digital Future, Securely – for Western Australia
Delivering the Digital Future, Securely – for Western Australia

Data#3, proudly sponsored by Cisco, Microsoft and Palo Alto Networks, are pleased to present to you: Delivering the Digital Future,…

K-12 Video Period
Securing the school network amidst escalating threats

Security threats are now a routine problem for increasingly connected education institutions. The good news is that a new generation…

Protecting Data in a Cloud World: What You Need to Know About Azure Backup

Welcome to part 1 of our 3-part blog series, exploring data protection options and considerations for when you’re operating in…

The Southport School Revisited
The Southport School: Four Years On

How have their investments in wireless networking and security paid off after four years? Download Customer…