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FAQ Cisco Umbrella © 2019 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. In order to make sure you have all the information you need about Cisco Umbrella, we've compiled answers to the most common questions we hear. If we didn't answer your question, you can get in touch with our Sales team at If you have technical product questions, please visit: Q: The enterprise network is changing. What is the impact to security? Cost and availability are making the internet the preferred method of connectivity for the enterprise market. Organizations must be prepared to secure direct internet access, and embrace mobile users, remote workers and SaaS apps. By enabling users to work from any device or location (vs. company managed devices and networks), IT has less visibility leading to gaps in protection and an increased risk of attacks and compliance violations. Managing disparate security tools makes it challenging for limited security resources to keep up and prioritize remediation. It's driving a new market of products. Q: What's Cisco's response to these changes? Cisco recognized its unique position to help our networking customers transition to SD-WAN and ensure security remains top of mind. The buying center for networking and security is more tightly integrated than ever before. You want security that is "built in" so you don't have to manage, upgrade, and install boxes everywhere — especially at your branch offices. Enter Cisco Umbrella, our cloud-delivered security platform. Q: What is Cisco Umbrella? Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-delivered security platform that secures internet access and controls cloud app usage across networks, branch offices, and roaming users. Unlike disparate security tools, Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality into a single cloud platform. Umbrella also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN to provide security and policies for direct internet access (DIA) at branch offices. Umbrella acts as a secure onramp to the internet and delivers deep inspection and control to support compliance and provide the most effective protection against threats for users anywhere they connect. Q: Is this new? I'm familiar with Umbrella's DNS-layer security. As a leading provider of security and recursive DNS services, our success has been built on helping businesses of all sizes, across all industries, connect to the internet with confidence on any device. We have built a reputation on easy deployment and powerful protection anywhere users access the internet. As the networking and security landscape changes, new challenges are causing a shift in behavior. Branch offices — and thus enterprises requiring SD-WAN — are driving Cisco's security strategy. We have added new features to Umbrella — including secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality, plus integration with Cisco SD-WAN, to help organizations face this new set of security challenges.

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