Agencies Get a Tool to Defeats Phishing Attacks
Cyberattacks are ever-increasing, with phishing emails and spam campaigns hitting almost every inbox. Phishing mail is especially insidious, as it’s designed to trick users into disclosing sensitive, personal information or organizational details. Whenever state and local agencies increase teleworking, the threat becomes even more prominent.
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-native platform that enforces security at the DNS and IP layers built into the foundation of the internet. As a result, Umbrella is able to block requests made to malware, ransomware, phishing, botnet and malicious command-and-control servers. The block happens well before a connection is even established by the user device. This can help agencies stop threats over any port or protocol before it reaches agency networks or endpoints.
Paired with Cisco’s selective proxy, agencies will receive deeper inspection of URLs and files looking for risky domains, while anti-virus engines and Cisco Advanced Malware Protection shut down threats. Umbrella even blocks direct IP connections from command-and-control callbacks for roaming users.
Umbrella also provides visibility into sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services across an enterprise. This lets agencies uncover new services that are being activated and gain insights into who is using them. This can help identify potential risks and block specific applications easily. Umbrella also has a highly resilient network environment that boasts 100 percent uptime since 2006.
Last but not least, features such as Anycast routing let any of Cisco’s 30 or more data centers across the globe provide security services using a single IP address, so that requests are transparent and sent to the nearest, fastest data center. This also provides strong and automatic failover as Umbrella collaborates with over 900 of the world’s top internet service providers along with content delivery networks and Software as a Service platforms.
All of that equates to a critical speed boost for network defenders looking to enhance their efforts discovering and remediating threats on either normal days or whenever a crisis begins to stress operations.
Product Type: SaaS
On-network: Connects to any network device
Off-network: Available for laptops that use Windows, macOS, Chrome, Apple devices running iOS 11.3 or higher
Recommended Topology: Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco routers (ISR 1K, 4K series), Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Meraki MR/MX