"Does Cisco Umbrella block ransomware?"
This is one of the most common questions that we hear from clients. In reality, the answer for any security provider - including Cisco - is seldom an absolute "yes" or "no". It really depends on how each variant arrives onto your systems, as well as its order of operations for encrypting data for ransom. However, with Cisco Umbrella you can significantly reduce the number of ransomware infections stopping 50 to 98 percent more attacks than firewalls and antivirus alone.
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first layer of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. By learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers current and emerging threats. And because it's built into the foundation of the internet, Umbrella blocks threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints.
Nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer security!
Internet Threat Protection
Why firewalls and antivirus alone are not enough
Network (firewall) and endpoint (antivirus) defenses react to malicious communications and code after attacks have launched. Cisco Umbrella observes internet infrastructure before attacks are launched and can prevent malicious internet connections.
Attacks that target organizations often leverage email attachments or direct payload downloads. Yet attacks with an objective to exfiltrate data, still must initiate a command control callback. Because Umbrella is built into the foundation of the internet, it identifies where these domains and other internet infrastuctures are staged, and blocks requests over any port or protocol, preventing both infiltration and exfiltration attemps.
Predict threats before they happen
Cisco Umbrella analyzes terabytes of data in real-time across all markets, geographies, and protocols. This diversity provides internet-wide visibility into where threats are coming from, who is launching them, where they call back to, how widespread it is, when was the first and last time we saw it, and much more.
Discover how cloud services are used by your users
It's challenging enough to managing today's networks let along control where your users are going on the internet. Because the computing environment is getting more and more complex with the additional layer of the cloud, you can't protect yourself from what you don't know. The awareness of your cloud services usage is critical. You've invested in sanctioned cloud services and the pipeline to access them, but do you know who's going where?
The cloud services report from Cisco Umbrella provides you with a more complete picture of your service usage and security. You can have clear and objective data around internet and cloud usage.