Umbrella is Cisco's cloud-based Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) platform that provides you with multiple levels of defense against internet-based threats. Umbrella integrates secure web gateway, firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality for the most effective protection against threats and enables you to extend protection from your network to branch offices to roaming users. The quickest way to get started is to open your favorite browser, log into your Umbrella dashboard at http://dashboard.umbrella.com, add a network identity, and then point your DNS to Umbrella.
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.
The two kinds of identities that most people configure first are networks or roaming computers.
To add your first identity, see Add a 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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