Get Started

Umbrella DNS-layer security is straightforward to deploy and is effective in protecting your systems. We recommend that you deploy the DNS-layer security on all networks to protect users and devices. For more information about setting up Umbrella DNS-layer security, see Set Up DNS-Layer Security.

Before You Start

  • Learn about the product features in your Umbrella package. For more information, see Determine Your Current Package.
  • Log into Umbrella and identify your organization ID. You can locate your organization ID through your dashboard URL. For more information, see Find Your Organization ID.
  • Review the Umbrella DNS policies and map out the internet entities and users and groups in your environment. For more information, see Manage Policies.
  • Provision users and roles, and set up authentication. For more information, see Manage User Roles.

Summary of Umbrella DNS Deployments

You can deploy various network entities, client connectors, and traffic forwarders with Umbrella.

Note: Cisco works in good faith with customers to resolve any excessive usage. If usage cannot be sufficiently reduced by a customer, it may become necessary to purchase additional Covered Users in order to reduce bandwidth or query limits to acceptable levels.

Traffic Forwarders, Client ConnectorsDNS-Layer SecurityIntelligent Proxy
Network device✔️✔️
Umbrella Roaming Client (macOS, Windows)✔️✔️
Umbrella mobile client app
iOS (Cisco Security Connector (CSC))
Android (Cisco Secure Client (Android OS))
Umbrella Chromebook client✔️
Umbrella Virtual Appliance✔️✔️
Cisco AnyConnect Umbrella Roaming Security Module (macOS, Windows)
Cisco Secure Client (macOS, Windows)

Contact Umbrella Support < Get Started > Set Up DNS-Layer Security