Umbrella provides Chromebook users with options for both DNS-layer and secure web gateway (SWG) protection. To enable DNS-layer protection, deploy the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client. To enable secure web gateway (SWG) protection, deploy the SWG Umbrella Chromebook client. Once deployed, these clients list your Chromebook users as Umbrella identities which are immediately protected by the default DNS policy or default Web policy ruleset.
Policies are the heart of Umbrella and define how security and access controls are applied to identities. A DNS policy provides DNS-layer visibility, security, and enforcement with the ability to selectively proxy risky domains for added security. Umbrella's Web policy is the heart of SIG Umbrella's cloud-based Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) platform, providing URL-layer visibility, security, and enforcement to your organization's web traffic. For more information, see Manage DNS Policies and Manage the Web Policy.
To access the protections of the DNS policy, deploy the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client. For more information, see Deploy the Cisco Chromebook Client.
To access the protections of the Web policy, deploy the SWG Umbrella Chromebook client. For more information, see Deploy the SWG Chromebook Client.
The SWG Umbrella Chromebook client performs many of the same functions as the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client but also adds inspection at the HTTP-Layer. Alternatively, both client types can co-exist on the same endpoint.
Note: Both clients operate as Chrome extensions and perform filtering of web browser traffic only. Umbrella chromebook clients do not filter DNS or SWG traffic from non-browser apps.
Get Started with Umbrella for Chromebooks > Cisco Umbrella Chromebook Client Prerequisites
Updated 11 months ago