: Your Cybersecurity Shield

AllConnected is an Authorized Managed Security Service Provider of Cisco Umbrella for the USA

180 Billion Daily Internet Requests
65 Million Users
25 Data Centers Worldwide
7 Million+ Malicious Destinations Enforced Concurrently and the DNS Layer
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Just as cybercriminals become more advanced with email spoofing, malware, and ransomware, your organization’s IT security must advance to defeat them.

You wouldn’t leave your business PC without Anti-virus software, but many businesses leave their email communications and Internet use to unsecured wi-fi and legacy firewalls.

Don’t be one of them.

You need an easy-to-install IT Security shield to protect your data, intellectual property, and company operations from in-coming threats and out-going requests to malicious websites.

You need Cisco Umbrella.

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What is Cisco Umbrella?

Formerly OpenDNS, Cisco Umbrella is a cloud computing security gateway designed to protect you from malware, botnets, phishing, and targeted online attacks.

Cisco Umbrella unifies firewall, secure web gateway, DNS-layer security, cloud access security broker (CASB), and threat intelligence solutions into a single cloud-native platform.

Wherever your work takes you, Cisco Umbrella prevents malicious attacks at the DNS layer, blocking both incoming threats to your email and browser, and outgoing communication to malicious sites.

Leveraging insights from Cisco Talos, one of the world’s largest commercial threat intelligence teams, Umbrella data centers uncover and block a broad spectrum of malicious domains, IPs, URLs, and files that are being used in cyber-attacks. It also reviews huge volumes of global internet activity into a combination of statistical and machine learning models to identify new attacks being staged on the internet.

Cisco Umbrella processes over 180 billion DNS requests from millions of users every day, providing companies of all sizes the most secure and reliable internet experience.

Protection both before and during cyber attacks

Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it.

Umbrella is your first line of defense, stopping attacks earlier in the kill chain. By enforcing security at the DNS and IP layers, Umbrella stops threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints.

By analyzing and learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for current and emerging threats, and proactively blocks requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established or a malicious file downloaded. Umbrella can also stop compromised systems from exfiltrating data via command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure, over any port or protocol.

Unlike appliances, our cloud security platform protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protection extends to every device connected to the network — even IoT. Umbrella truly is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.

Key Features of Cisco Umbrella

Web Filtering

Security Categories: You can manage these through policies. Umbrella uses DNS filtering to protect your business before threats can even reach your network. DNS filtering sets up parameters through the Cisco Umbrella global network. If you were to request a website that’s detected as harmful, the web page can be blocked and directed elsewhere. Content Categories: With over 60 content categories that cover millions of domains you can set lists to determine which sites can be accessed by which users. You can configure a policy for which content you want to filter.

Command and Control Blocking

Even if a device were to become infected off your network, Umbrella prevents it from communicating with the attacker’s servers.

Advanced Reporting

With the ability to schedule and automate security reports, you’ll always be on top any problems that may appear.

Intelligent Proxy

“When enabled, Cisco Umbrella’s intelligent proxy intercepts and proxies requests for malicious files embedded within certain so-called “grey” domains. You enable and disable the intelligent proxy when first creating a policy and, once configured, from the Policy Summary page.” – Cisco Umbrella Documentation

Benefits of Cisco Umbrella

Your first line of defense, in-office and remote

You can’t take your firewall with you, but as your cloud-based secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella protects — anywhere you or your employees work.

Increase visibility into internet activity across all locations and users

Cisco Umbrella provides crucial visibility for incident response and also gives you confidence that you’re seeing everything.

Mitigate remediation costs and breach damage

Since Cisco Umbrella is the first line of defense, your IT security teams will have fewer malware infections to remediate and threats will be stopped before they cause damage.

Proactive Security

Cisco Umbrella automatically uncovers an attacker’s infrastructures staged for attacks, and proactively blocks DNS requests to malicious sites before a connection can be established — without adding any latency for users.

Reduce the time to detect and contain threats

Cisco Umbrella contains command & control callbacks over any port or protocol and provides real-time reports on that activity.

Identify cloud apps used across the business

Cisco Umbrella provides visibility into sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services in use across the enterprise, so you can uncover new services being used, see who is using them, and identify potential risk.

FAQs

Considered the “phone book” of the Internet, a Domain Name Service (DNS) server identifies each computer, website server and app as a series of numbers, an “IP” (Internet Protocol) address, and translates them into a web address, a readable name.

So to connect to a website, thanks to DNS, you don’t manually typing the IP address: 40.118.246.51. You type: allconnected.com.

Your request first goes to the nearest “recursive DNS server” (your Internet Service Provider) and asks for the IP address assigned to that name.

That request bounces to an “authoritative DNS server,” which reports back to the recursive DNS server the correct IP address assigned to the domain name.

Your recursive DNS server then bounces that IP address back to your computer browser, which connects to that website for you.

Since DNS is the first step in making any connection on the Internet, if a connection can be blocked at the DNS layer, it is the most secure.

Cisco Umbrella is its own recursive DNS service – dedicated to providing the most reliable, safest, smartest, and fastest Internet connectivity in the world.

Cisco Umbrella’s DNS-layer security identifies where malicious domains and other internet hacker infrastructures are staged, and blocks requests over any port or protocol, preventing both infiltration and exfiltration attempts. It stops malware earlier and prevents callbacks to attackers if infected machines connect to your network.

 
 

As a leading provider of network security and recursive DNS services, Cisco Umbrella provides the quickest, most effective way to improve your security stack.

From small businesses without dedicated security professionals to multinational enterprises with complex environments, it only takes minutes to gain a new layer of breach protection and internet-wide visibility on and off your network.

Protection both before and during cyberattacks

Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it.

Umbrella is your first line of defense, stopping attacks earlier in the kill chain. By enforcing security at the DNS and IP layers, Umbrella stops threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints.

By analyzing and learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for current and emerging threats, and proactively blocks requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established or a malicious file downloaded. Umbrella can also stop compromised systems from exfiltrating data via command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure, over any port or protocol.

Unlike appliances, our cloud security platform protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protection extends to every device connected to the network — even IoT. Umbrella truly is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.

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