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2018-04-22T07:58:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco Umbrella?

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Top 5Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella for monitoring and more.

2021-08-01T00:16:43Z
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Top 20Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella for protecting the web surfing channel. When users are accessing the internet, mainly for web surfing, Umbrella will protect the access to the internet.

2021-07-15T12:23:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We are using this solution for DNS filtering to try and make sure that users do not make ill-advised clicks and find themselves in harm's way. Once we started to implement it, we realized that just putting Cisco Umbrella appliances on the company's network was not good enough. The notebooks travel and the risk factor travels. We switched over and for some time now, we have deployed it predominantly on roaming clients.

2021-06-29T21:55:44Z
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Top 20Real User

I am using it at home for my personal defense. We also use it in our company.

2021-04-12T19:32:01Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is similar to a web security appliance. However, it is like filtering on a cloud base, not on-premise. Basically, it is not fully mature, which means it's not yet ready to replace the WSA, however, over a period of time, it could to a certain extent. It's a cloud solution to protect against fake domain IDs. It can be your filtering solution and can also do a few other things with the other features on it.

2021-02-26T13:45:17Z
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Top 20Reseller

We are resellers of Cisco. We provide many different Cisco solutions. Sometimes it is just the physical hardware, although we also implement software.

2021-02-25T12:57:27Z
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Top 20Consultant

We have small, medium and enterprise customers.

2021-02-24T16:16:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use it to control how the end users can access our data center services and internet services, which gives us an inner view of the user behavior and how they are doing, and if any malicious activity is going on, knowingly, unknowingly, or both.

2021-02-19T07:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella in our clients' companies.

2021-02-01T10:39:41Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it to provide cloud-based security services for our customers.

2020-12-11T17:45:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are service providers for all Cisco products. We have contracted a couple of schools for a proof of concept for the customers who purchase Cisco Umbrella. We have also deployed it to virtual machines in the customer's environment. We have also deployed Active Directory connectors, and we have directed the customer's traffic towards Cisco Umbrella and their DNS Service. We have also monitored and provided a course for the customers. This product can be used for DNS security. DNS security basically provides protection because Cisco thinks that 90% of the attacks come from DNS. So, they warn us that if customers protect the DNS, then they are 90% secure. Instead of resolving their domains through normal global DNS servers, this solution provides security. Cisco Umbrella grades all of the domains that are present in its own grading and specifies which are malicious, which are whitelisted, which are not safe, which domains have recently been, and which show some spike in the graph that sometimes they come up and suddenly they go offline.

2020-12-08T23:02:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We have been working with the administration of the product as well as looking at various features of the product, such as locking of the URL. We have also been checking certain intelligence to see how it helps in maintaining security posture for the organization. In addition, we have also been looking at command and control, communication with other IPs, and early blocking of the DNS requests.

2020-11-22T10:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Generally, we use Cisco Umbrella to prevent DNS attacks within the LAN. As we are a data center, that is our main use case. Within our organization, there are roughly 500 people using this solution.

2020-11-18T10:08:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We are a reseller and Cisco Umbrella is one of the products that we sell to our customers. We offer it as a managed service provider. This product provides security for remote workers and it helps to improve enterprise security in a very easy way. It is mainly used for remote workers and for people that live outside the enterprise premises. It gives them security while they are on the road.

2020-11-09T17:54:27Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The solution is mainly used for remote workers, for people that are outside the enterprise premises, in order to have security while they work on the road.

2020-11-09T16:24:17Z
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Top 10Consultant

Our customers used an older version of Cisco, but we proposed Cisco Umbrella for their POC phase.

2020-10-23T14:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We use this solution to provide Dorel filtering and security for our WiFi environment. I'm the chief enterprise architect and we are customers of Cisco Umbrella.

2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
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Top 10Real User

We primarily use the solution as cloud security for our branches. It protects us from direct internet outbreaks.

2020-10-11T08:58:11Z
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Top 20Reseller

Cisco has its own cloud that they manage Umbrella on. So Umbrella is not like any part of AWS or Azure or GPP. Our use case for Umbrella all depends on our customer's requirements. Cisco Umbrella has many packages to help address these requirements. The current package which we are working on incorporating more is Cisco Umbrella SIG, which is the Secure Internet Gateway. It has just been launched as part of Umbrella and we are currently exploring its capabilities and utility for our clients. There are a lot of use cases for Umbrella, and for us those use cases include the following: * One of the more important use cases for clients is using the product as a web proxy. * A second thing would be a situation where a customer wants to block access to an employee's personal email account and allow only corporate email accounts. * A third would be the cloud-delivered firewall. This would cover a situation where a customer would create a tunnel between their on-prem firewall to the Cisco Umbrella cloud. This would make it so that all the traffic is filtered by the Cisco Cloud Firewall. * We use it to support our MDM (Mobile Device Management) integration. Umbrella can be integrated with various MDM products, like AirWatch and MobileIron, and that category of products. * Umbrella supports family integrations. So we can search for information from AWS or Azure-based clouds and we can create family-based policies using Umbrella. * Umbrella provides support for some features of Kaspersky. For example, it can tell you what all apps are running on the endpoints and it can give you granular control over those apps. These are only a few of the use cases which I think are most important for us and our clients at this time when using Umbrella.

2020-09-13T07:02:27Z
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Top 20Real User

I do not know what the latest version is that is currently installed, but it is cloud-based monitoring so it is one of the most recent versions. The primary use case is for endpoint users who are not working on our office premises. They are remote employees who are roaming so they are not within our protected zone. They can be vulnerabilities if they are browsing content and there is malware included on those web sites. Umbrella allows this kind of monitoring on remote devices and we can block those sites. We can also block applications which we would like not to allow to be running in the organization. With Umbrella our primary use is that we can monitor the endpoints for external devices. We will protect the users from malware phishing through email and the websites they are browsing. Umbrella is a solution for things like DNS (Domain Name System) protection, filtering, and security.

2020-09-09T06:28:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using this product for DNS security that is integrated with Active Directory. We are also using public DNS connectivity for the filtering of underlying threats.

2020-08-19T07:57:24Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is for protecting and defending against cyber-based threats. So anything on the internet emanating through DNS-type attacks and then also content filtering. It ensures that our employees are only going to know safe categories.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella for web security and it's very good. It acts as web filtration combined with security and I am very supportive of it, especially with cybersecurity trending these days and the amount of malware and spyware out there. It's important for end-users to have some sort of protection when they're browsing the internet and this product does that. Before it lets you go, it filters and gives you the okay to move forward with the website you're looking for. A lot of customers tend to make typos when they're searching for websites, which then leads them to unknown websites that automatically download malware to their computer — now they're infected. That's why you need web security. We currently have about 1500 endpoints under Cisco Umbrella, but of course, we plan to increase our numbers. We offer Cisco Umbrella in our packages so whenever we get new customers on board, they get it.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella to provide protection for our end-users. It prevents unauthorized access to their systems, as well as halts access to compromised sites, such as a ransomware site. Essentially, all of the malicious activity is prevented.

2020-06-25T10:49:21Z
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Real User

We are a system integrator, and we implemented this solution for one of our clients in Morocco. It helps to protect the network against ransomware and phishing attacks. This solution integrated with eBay, and we use it to check statistics.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case for this solution is for DNS based attacks and for malware protection. It has a malware protection engine. If you install Cisco Umbrella Clients on the remote PC, you can do URL filtering, malware protection, and you can check the health and status of the device itself.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

We use Cisco Umbrella for one of our customers, one of Jordan banks. We are using that on the gateways, on the cloud to secure our customer web traffic. They are happy with the distribution because they know it's straight on the DNS.

2019-07-02T11:47:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution as a web security gateway, block malicious domains and making sure that people don't go to websites that they're not really supposed to. We are still in the proof of concept stage, which is a small test environment of approximately one hundred users. We will be purchasing it, and it will potentially replace our existing solution.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for DNS and IP reputation, for blocking.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

We act as an MSP for our organization, and we use this solution as part of the service. We are the parent company and we acquire insurance agencies. Typically, these agencies have between twenty and one hundred and twenty people. We do not force them to move onto our system; However, we show them what value they will receive by us taking on their network infrastructure. This includes the firewall, switches, IP phones, email platforms, etc.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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User

To replace my original DNS servers and configure more than 50,000 computers through domain name resolution.

2018-09-21T16:10:00Z
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User

We are in trial mode and use it for a distributed national environment. It provides category and security coverage for endpoints regardless of their location. As a mobile-first workforce, Umbrella always provides DNS-based security, even if endpoints roam in unfriendly waters.

2018-06-27T10:31:00Z
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MSP

Our primary use case is security at the DNS level. This solutions was suggested by our account manager at Insight.

2018-04-22T11:00:00Z
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Real User

Protection and security provided by using Umbrella are the two top areas that I looked at when considering. With three campuses, Umbrella has proven itself with the detection and blocking of malware, viruses, and preventing users from visiting malicious sites. We have two Umbrella virtual appliances at each campus, with two campuses using Hyper-V, and the primary data center running VMware.

2018-04-22T07:58:00Z
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