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Get Started with Umbrella Chromebook Client

The Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client provides DNS layer protection for Chromebook users both on and off your network. The Umbrella Chromebook client is deployed using a Chrome extension and application available through the Chrome Web Store. For more information about how to deploy the Chromebook client, see Deploy the Chromebook Client.

You can use the Chromebook client to accomplish the following goals:

  • Protection from phishing — Protect against phishing threats automatically with Umbrella’s global network data and predictive intelligence to discover internet infrastructure used to host phishing sites—before employees or students ever receive the phishing email.
  • Content category filtering — Gain visibility and control of content on and off network. Organizations can help ensure compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) utilizing over 80 content categories, as well as their own allow and block lists of domains.
  • Per-user visibility and policy — Enforce policy-based protection whether users are on or off the network. If user becomes infected, pinpoint activity to a specific user to expedite remediation.

Network Requirements

For more information, see the Umbrella Roaming Security Module for AnyConnect Guide.

How the Umbrella Chromebook Client Works

  • A user enters a URL in the Chromebook browser.
  • The Chromebook client extension copies the domain name from the URL and sends it to the Chromebook client app.
  • The app creates an EDNS query, then sends the DNS request, including the EDNS information, to Umbrella.
  • Depending on the applicable Umbrella policy, the resolver responds by either blocking or allowing the requested destination.

Get Started with Umbrella Chromebook Client > Umbrella Chromebook Client Prerequisites

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Get Started with Umbrella Chromebook Client


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