Cisco Umbrella – Cloud Security Platform and Threat Intelligence

In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall.  Today, more and more is happening off-network.  More roaming users.  More corporate-owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks.  More cloud apps, mean that users don’t need to be on the corporate network to get work done.  And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.  When a user is off-network, they are more vulnerable and the organization lacks visibility and protection.  In fact, by 2021 Gartner predicts the average company will have 25% of its corporate data traffic bypassing the network perimeter.  If you rely on perimeter security alone, you’re leaving gaps that open the door for malware, ransomware, and other attacks.

Concensus Technologies is proud to offer Cisco Umbrella which is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go.  Their global infrastructure handles over 100 billion internet request a day, which the security engine then analyzes to learn where attacks are being staged even before the first victim is hit.  As a cloud-delivered, open platform, Umbrella integrates easily with your existing security stack and delivers live threat intelligence about current and emerging threats.  By analyzing and learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for attacks, and proactively blocks request to malicious destinations before a connection is even established.

Umbrella is the fastest and easiest way to protect all of your users in minutes.  Because it is delivered from the cloud, there is no hardware to install or software to update.  All network devices, including BYOD and IoT can be provisioned within minutes.  It can push log data about internet activity to your SIEM or log management systems, and using the enforcement API, you can programmatically send malicious domains to Umbrella for blocking.  This allows you to amplify existing investments, and easily extend protection everywhere.

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