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Manage flexible, location-aware policies with Cisco Umbrella's 60 content categories and an unlimited number of custom block or allow lists. Laptops can be assigned policies with different internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they're on or off your network. Umbrella informs end users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages. Benefits Category-based filtering Umbrella's 60+ content categories cover millions of domains (and billions of web pages) to give you control over which sites can be accessed by users on your network and by roaming users. The easy-to-use, cloud-delivered administration console enables you to quickly set up, manage, and test different acceptable use policies per network, group, user, device, or IP address, giving you greater control of your organization's internet usage. You even have the flexibility to set up different policies depending on whether users are on or off the corporate network. Compliance Umbrella enables you to customize our category-based filtering to meet each network's specific needs, particularly to help you meet compliance requirements. Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains, regardless of whether it is in a category that is allowed or blocked. Our 60+ content categories empower you to enforce acceptable web use to comply with internal policies or external regulations such as CIPA. We are also a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), enabling you to block their list of child sexual abuse sites. Allow or block specific domains When category-based blocking is not granular enough, Umbrella allows you to create allow and block lists for specific domains. Whitelisting domains ensures that you can always access a particular site, even if it is in a category that is being blocked. Blacklists operate in the opposite fashion by ensuring that a site on the blacklist is never accessible to your users. You can have unlimited entries in your whitelist and blacklist to accommodate your specific business needs. Block page bypass option The Umbrella block page bypass option lets you grant special permission to circumvent filtering settings without the use of any software or appliance. This feature enables you to assign individual users, such as your marketing managers, the ability to access specific filtering categories, such as social networking, or individual domains that are normally blocked on your network. Bypass privileges can be granted persistently on a per-user basis or through use of a bypass code, which grants access for timeframes ranging from one hour to 10 years. Whitelist-only feature The whitelist-only feature in Umbrella is best used for networks where internet access should be restricted to specific domains. This allows for a "locked-down" and controlled internet environment. About Cisco Umbrella Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first layer of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. Web filtering with Cisco Umbrella Gain visibility and control of content on and off your network S O LU T I O N B R I E F © 2016 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: 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)

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