What is it
OpenDNS now Cisco Umbrella is an additional layer of security that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet including Malware and Ransomware wherever users go. It is a cloud security platform built into the foundation of the internet that protects any device, both on and off the corporate network. Umbrella prevents command & control callbacks, malware, and phishing from compromising systems or exfiltrating data over any port or protocol. It also provides visibility with actionable reports in a single pane of glass, designed with a view of security volume and deployment health.
As well as protecting against security threats, OpenDNS powered by Cisco allows for blocking websites based on categories (i.e. social networks, adult themes, etc) and provides improved performance over standard Internet DNS servers.
- Increased Performance vs. Internet Provider DNS Service
- Automatic Protection of Malware, Ransomware and Phishing sites
- Category based website blocking
- Bypass codes for users that need access to blocked sites.
- Usage Reporting