Cisco Umbrella Valuable Features

Syed Ali Wajahat
Sr Network and Security Consultant (SDN & Security) at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that it prevents DNS-Based attacks, which is quite common these days. The DNS Query is first sent by the user and then it will communicate to the URL. If you are requesting for some URL it process also to an IP. The basic functionality of Cisco Umbrella is to save this type of request and to have a more secure way to communicate the DNS Query back to the user. Any attack based on the DNS Query is stopped by Cisco Umbrella. If you have a proxy, for example, if my DNS server is and I make a server on the same IP or different IBN with the same DNS name, I can make a proxy and the user request will come to me and I can send this user any way I want. So based on these types of attacks, Cisco Umbrella protects the user. The user requests a lot of DNS queries. Even if you don't know it or if the user is not accessing any URL, the laptops or any PC keep on accessing different URL's and you are not aware of it or if it is good or not. Cisco Umbrella gives you the visibility and you know what is happening from this laptop or this endpoint. View full review »
IT Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability. View full review »
Senior Manager - Information Technology at Emami Ltd
The most valuable feature for us is the DNS-based protection. It is the only type that is available in India. The interface is very easy to handle. Even a person with limited knowledge can quickly learn to work with it. View full review »
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Andrew Ta
Network Engineer at LADWP
The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites. If we do have an instance of malware then it is unable to home back to these types of sites. This solution is very easy to use. View full review »
Hasnae Lamrani Alaoui
Presales Engineer at DataProtect
The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing. This solution is easy to use. View full review »
Shadi Alyounes
Security Tem Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Umbrella stops threats over all ports and protocols — even direct-to-IP connections. Stop malware before it reaches your endpoints or network. Even if devices become infected in other ways, Umbrella prevents connections to attacker’s servers. Stop data exfiltration and execution of ransomware encryption View full review »
Security Engineering Senior Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features of this solution are the blocking function and its ease of use. The integration with other systems is helpful, as well. View full review »
Network Engineer/ Administrator at Katalyst Technologies
Threats never come close to your network with security at the DNS level. Like i said above, i used it for a very short time so I cannot comment on the what would've been valuable for us but I was pretty amazed by the wide variety of security features and reports on a single dashboard. Leveraging Custom API and reasons and visibility for each deep visibility for the network was something that caught my eye. View full review »
Joe London
Network Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
* My favorite feature is the command and control callback blocking. It provides protection from crypto attacks by blocking the connection back to the attacker's server giving an added layer of defense. * Policies make the work easier by providing appropriate filters for locations. * The interface is simple, easy to navigate and set up. View full review »
Tzcheng Kuo
IT Manager at Bureau of Education, Tainan City Government
* Black list * Visual graphics table These can reduce security events and can find out which users have security issues. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Umbrella. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
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