The Umbrella Documentation Hub

Welcome to the Umbrella documentation hub. Here you'll find our comprehensive guides designed to help you use with Cisco Umbrella.

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Umbrella SIG Documentation

Umbrella now unifies firewall, secure web gateway, DNS-layer security, cloud access security broker (CASB), and threat intelligence solutions into a single platform. Looking for documentation on these integrated security services? You’ll find it here.

Umbrella continues to offer DNS-layer security separately to simplify security for businesses of all sizes. Umbrella DNS-layer security delivers the most secure, reliable, and fastest internet experience to more than 100 million users. As a leading provider of security and recursive DNS services, we enable the world to connect to the internet with confidence on any device.

Umbrella Packages

Not all features described here are available to all Umbrella packages. For example, the intelligent proxy is not available to all packages. Throughout this documentation, we highlight where features differ between packages and point out when a feature is only available to a specific package. If you encounter a feature described here that you do not have access to, contact your sales representative for more information about your current package. See also, Cisco Umbrella Packages.

Get Started — Add an Identity and Protect Your Systems

An identity is an entity that you can enforce policy against and report on. The identities that most people add first are networks or roaming computers.

To add your first identity, see Add Network Identity.

After you've added an identity, the next step is to get your network setup to use Umbrella's recursive DNS service. You need to explicitly point the DNS settings in your operating system or hardware firewall/router to Umbrella's name server IP addresses and turn off the automatic DNS servers provided by your ISP. Umbrella supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. For more information, see Point Your DNS to Cisco Umbrella.

And finally, once you are pointing your system to Umbrella, add policies to Umbrella so that you can take full advantage of its many advanced features. For more information, see Manage Policies.


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