Cisco Umbrella Ransomware Protection

Malware is a huge problem that gets bigger every year, raising the demand for ransomware protection. The biggest and nastiest one going around is called Cryptolocker. It encrypts all your files and then demands a substantial ransom to recover them. Paying the ransom does not necessarily get your files back.

Unfortunately, there is no product in the market which can guarantee protection from Cryptolocker. So how are you supposed to protect your business?​

Ransomware Protection like no other

Threats continue to increase in sophistication but attackers often reuse the same infrastructure in multiple attacks — leaving cyber fingerprints. What if you could use those fingerprints to uncover attacks before they launch? We think this package is a bit of a secret weapon against cyber crime and insider data leaks.

Cisco Umbrella (formerly OpenDNS) Stops Cybercrime Before it Starts

Umbrella, by Cisco, is unlike most other forms of network security mainly dealing with ransomware protection. It works at the level of the Domain Name System, or DNS.

Every time a connection request is made on your network, Umbrella checks the domain name details and IP address at the other end of the connection to see if there’s anything suspicious or if it’s a known good address.

What does it check the IP address against?

Herein lies the power of the product. Umbrella (and its individual retail version, OpenDNS) is so popular that around 2% of the world’s DNS requests are observed by the product. That huge pool of data means that insights hidden in more than 80 billion IP requests per day can be detected by machine learning and applied to every IP request on your network.

For example: factors like how recently a domain was registered, whether the domain name looks like it was generated by a computer instead of a human, and whether an unusual amount of traffic from more than one location, or at odd times of day is trying to head towards it all combine to create a risk profile for a given IP address. If multiple factors are present, the IP address attracts a high risk score.

If software on your network tries to connect to the suspect IP address, it will be stopped and you will be warned. And just like that, an attack is blunted and your data and network are safer.

The price point makes it a no-brainer

At just $5 or $7 per user per month for coverage up to 100 seats, Umbrella is practically a no-brainer. It protects you silently against multiple kinds of threat, ready to jump in and prevent a risky connection.

It’s lightweight and pays for itself multiple times over every time it prevents a risky connection that would see data leaked or malware installed.

On top of all that, deploying takes just a few minutes.

Let’s Arrange a Proof of Concept for Cisco Umbrella

It’s lightweight and very affordable for such a powerful piece of software.  Let’s talk today about a Proof of Concept to show you how good it is.

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