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Case study Cianbro services, we're a full Cisco operation because we value the unique expertise and innovation Cisco brings to the table," says Deppe. "Cisco Umbrella was a perfect fit, offering cloud-delivered security at the DNS layer to block threats from reaching the network and protect remote employees and devices working outside the security of an office network," he says. "During the proof of concept (POC) phase, Umbrella's simple deployment and seamless integration into our existing Cisco infrastructure wowed us, as did the ability to centralize management of the entire product line." With Umbrella's Roaming Client, Cianbro discovered a primary line of defense against malware, phishing, and command-and-control callbacks on office workstations and laptops that could extend the protection of the corporate network beyond the VPN. "By applying the same on-premise protection to any off-premise device used by employees, contactors, and other guests on job sites and in the field, we can enforce network security policies anywhere, anytime," says Deppe. "Roaming Client adds an extra layer of security to our corporate network and protects outbound traffic from data exfiltration." "Our network is the beating heart of the business, and its data—not just work plans, blueprints, project bids, and other intellectual property often developed in collaboration with external owners, architects, and engineers, but also employees' social security numbers, bank accounts for payroll, healthcare records, and other personally identifiable information (PPI)—is its lifeblood," says Deppe, "so ensuring its health and safety is critical." "As technology allowed more work to happen off-network and in the cloud at job sites, fixed offices, and public hotspots, the risk of malware, ransomware, and other targeted attacks became unacceptable," he says. "Since we're an employee-owned company, a cyber attack or data breach could prove operationally, reputationally, and above all personally disastrous to every individual team member." The Solution Centralized security for a decentralized workforce With a network centered on Cisco switches, routers, and firewalls, Cianbro logically looked to Cisco for a way to protect its increasingly mobile workforce. "From network and wireless infrastructure to VoIP and collaboration " We expect the new Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway features such as Secure Web Gateway Firewall and integrability with Cisco's SD-WAN product to further strengthen and elevate our security." Ryan Deppe Network Operations Supervisor Cianbro

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