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Cisco Umbrella App Discovery and Blocking

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Feature Brief Cisco Umbrella © 2018 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1110R) Why Cisco Unique breadth and depth of shadow IT visibility. App Discovery provides a complete view of apps accessed via the network and the Cisco Cloudlock Apps Firewall detects and controls OAuth connected apps. Together this full visibility across all managed and unmanaged cloud activity provides the insight necessary to enable intelligent cloud adoption while minimizing risk. Cloud native. Cisco Umbrella and Cloudlock are simple to use, automated, cloud-native solutions that deploy quickly, deliver immediate value, and don't damage the end user experience. Cisco ecosystem. Cisco provides an integrated, architectural approach to cloud security with a broad platform of solutions and unmatched vendor viability. Specific application level views The Apps Grid report provides key details on all applications that have been discovered including the app and vendor name, category, weighted risk level, number of users, number of requests and current status. This report can be segmented and filtered into groups for deeper analysis by category, risk level or number of users to provide views that assist with the organization and management of cloud adoption. Application details With hundreds of apps in use and new ones being adopted on a regular basis, organizations need an automated way to view key vendor and app details and compare risk elements and compliance certifications. It's also important to be able to view which identities are using which applications to enable monitoring and to help with policy formation or incident investigations. This information is provided in the app detail pages which can be accessed from the dashboard or any of the App Grid reports mentioned above. All of this insight will help you to make informed decisions about the cloud apps you want to approve in your environment. Application blocking Once the organization has visibility into the full spectrum of apps in use, and details on the usage and risk levels, it is natural to want to block either entire categories or specific applications that don't match the cloud adoption or security strategy. The blocking capabilities in Umbrella allow you to select a category or individual application and block it for all users, specific groups, individuals or networks. Enabling healthy and efficient cloud adoption Users are aggressively adopting cloud applications to improve collaboration and productivity. This activity should be enabled and encouraged due to the many benefits, but you need the ability to monitor cloud app usage on an ongoing basis and compare vendors and apps to provide guidance and control. Armed with a list of sanctioned and unsanctioned apps, you can intelligently manage the volume of cloud apps in use and help enable end users that are trying to make decisions about new apps.

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