SMEs deserve great protection. Cisco Umbrella, DNS Layer SecurityMaria Cruz Alcocer
SMEs deserve great protection. Cisco Umbrella , DNS layer security
What specific challenges do SMEs face?
1. The rise of SaaS applications
Employees around the world are increasingly leveraging cloud-based SaaS applications to work smarter, faster and better. However, most of these applications are not authorized by the company’s IT department. This situation often has security holes that can leave your company exposed to threats and cybercriminals .
2. An increase in roaming, remote and branch workers
SMB IT teams are beginning to work with a vertically expanding network perimeter. Employees now work “on the go”, away from the office, in different branches and remote locations … but no matter where the worker is, they must be protected from threats. A task that is not easy with a traditional centralized security.
3. Infrastructure increasingly obsolete
The threat landscape has grown and evolved enormously and rapidly, with more threats increasing the pressure on the security of SMBs. These threats now include everything from phishing to ransomware to malicious crypto mining, each of which must be addressed with robust and up-to-date protection. In trying to keep up with these various threats, organizations often supplement outdated security platforms with point solutions, which can be expensive and difficult to implement, manage, and maintain.
4. Limited budget and resources
SMEs have the same security needs as large companies, but often fewer means of providing that security. It is difficult, on tight budgets, to allocate resources for new security products and for the security equipment needed to monitor and remediate threats. Instead, most of the time, security tasks fall to non-IT team members who don’t have the time or skills to keep up.
In short, small businesses are facing challenges that require an entirely new type of security solution, one that is effective against enterprise-level threats, but also easy to use. This is where DNS layer security can help.
Better protection starts with DNS:
Most threats first try to infiltrate at the domain level. This makes the DNS layer, one of the foundations of the Internet, a real target, but also a real opportunity. Protect yourself at the DNS level and you can protect yourself against the vast majority of attacks. By blocking unwanted domains, IP addresses and applications in the cloud through any port or protocol. DNS layer security helps prevent threats at the first point of contact, while providing a single view of all Internet activity at every location, device, and user.
Introducing Cisco Umbrella:
Cisco Umbrella is a security service delivered in the cloud designed to protect any business from threats. By offering robust protection that begins at the DNS layer, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against web-based threats , which helps companies to view and block threats before a connection is established . Cisco Umbrella takes the burden of security off you by providing powerful protection around the perimeter that is easy to deploy and manage. Cisco Umbrella unifies a variety of other security services for protection that goes even beyond DNS. This includes a secure web gateway, cloud firewall, and functionality CASB “Cloud Access Security Broker”, whose main benefit is having visibility of the cloud services that are being used by users.
Why is Cisco Umbrella the Ideal Security Solution for Your Small Business?
Easy to implement and scale
Since Cisco Umbrella is built into the cloud, there is no need to install any hardware or maintain any software. Up and running in minutes, with protection that grows with your business.
Full visibility of SaaS application usage
See what applications are being used and what risk they pose to your organization. Approve, deny, and lock these apps to keep users safe, even outside of your perimeter.
Effective against threats everywhere
Because Cisco Umbrella works from the DNS layer, you can see and protect all your users, on all your devices, in all locations, without impacting performance.
A single, unified security service reduces the complexity of monitoring and managing threats and alerts, so your team can do more with less. Plus, fewer infections overall means less remediation time, less downtime, and lower costs associated with each.