Welcome to Cisco Umbrella


Umbrella SIG Documentation

Cisco 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? For more information, see the Cisco Umbrella SIG User Guide.

Umbrella continues to offer DNS-layer security separately to simplify security for businesses of all sizes. Umbrella DNS-layer security delivers the most secure, most 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 and Feature Availability

Not all features described here are available to all Umbrella packages. To determine your current package, navigate to Admin > Licensing. For more information, see Determine Your Current Package.

If you encounter a feature described here that you do not have access to, contact your sales representative for more information. See also, Cisco Umbrella Packages.

Get Started

Register a fixed network by adding a Network Identity and then protect your systems.

  1. Register a fixed network by adding a Network identity.
    An identity is an entity that you enforce policy against and report on.
  2. Point your DNS to Cisco Umbrella.
    You need to explicitly point your operating system or hardware firewall/router DNS settings 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.
  3. Add a policy.
    Through policies, define how security and access controls are applied to identities, determining whether traffic is inspected and either blocked or allowed.

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