International networking giant CISCO on 13th Feb 2017 launched a cloud based secure internet gateway that provides visibility and protection against threats wherever users work.
This gateway called Umbrella provides safe access to internet everywhere users go.
The secure internet gateway helps users even if they are off VPN and provides first line of visibility and defence regardless of where the users connect from or to.
Secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella, can protect today's enterprise and beyond as mobility increases and new cloud services are adopted.
Umbrella stops current and emergent threats over all ports and protocols for the most comprehensive coverage.
It blocks access to malicious domains, URLs, IPs, and files before a connection is ever established or a file downloaded.
By combining "Umbrella" with CISCO Cloudlock's Cloud Access Security Broker organisations can identify which SaaS apps are being used and enforce policies to block risky or inappropriate apps.
"Umbrella" can integrate with existing systems, including security appliances, intelligence platforms or feeds, and custom, in-house tools.
This enables users to extend protection for devices and locations beyond the perimeter.
Umbrella' resolves over 100 billion internet requests every day and correlates this live data with over 11 billion historical events.
This is analysed to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and create models to automatically uncover attacker infrastructure being staged for the next threat.
- Type: Public
- Traded as: NASDAQ: CSCO; NASDAQ-100 Component; DJIA Component; S&P 100 Component; S&P 500 Component
- Industry: Networking equipment
- Founded: December 10, 1984, San Francisco, California
- Founders: Leonard Bosack, Sandy Lerner
- Headquarters: San José, California
- Area served: Worldwide
- Executive Chairman: John Chambers
- CEO: Chuck Robbins