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Welcome to Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides you with the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever your users go. The quickest way to get started is to open your favorite browser, log into your Umbrella dashboard at, add a network identity, and then point your DNS to Umbrella.

Add an Identity and Start Protecting Your Systems

In Umbrella, an identity is simply an entity that you can enforce policy against and report on. It can be very high level—an entire network can be an identity—or very granular—down to the individual logged in Active Directory user.

The two kinds of identities that most people configure first are either networks or roaming computers.

To learn about how to add your first identity, see Add an Identity and Protect Your Network.

After you've added an identity, the next step is to get your network setup to use Umbrella's recursive DNS service. However, some customers, especially those still evaluating Umbrella, may find it easier to protect a single computer with our roaming client. For more information about the roaming client, see the Roaming Client Setup Guide.

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