We know too well in today’s digital age; the safeguarding of your organisation’s digital assets is important. However, you can’t prevent what you can’t see.
Our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service is crafted to elevate advanced threat detection, investigation, and response capabilities, augmenting internal security measures.
Cisco Umbrella takes centre stage in fortifying our defence strategy.
At the heart of our defence strategy is Cisco Umbrella. It’s not just another tool; it’s a comprehensive shield to prevent ransomware, malware, phishing, and other cyber threats. It bridges visibility gaps, takes charge, enforces consistent rules, and alleviates the strain on security resources.
We sat down with Andrew O’Shea, Principal Consultant at Cube Cyber to talk about the developments in the Cisco Umbrella technology and how it feeds into the greater resilience in the overall security service offer of their MDR.
Here are five pivotal ways Cisco Umbrella empowers our MDR service:
1. DNS-Layer Security
Using DNS, Cisco Umbrella stops malware in its tracks and prevents infected machines from connecting with attackers when connected to your network or working remotely. Adding an extra layer of defence, Cisco Umbrella routes risky domain requests to a selective proxy for URL and file inspection. This protects critical infrastructure without causing delays or performance issues. Additionally, Cisco Umbrella offers app discovery and blocking, providing visibility into cloud apps used across your organisation. Allowing you to find potential risks and effortlessly block applications.
2. Security Service Edge (SSE)
As remote work becomes more common, Cisco Umbrella is a gateway to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), bringing a host of benefits. With Cisco Umbrella, you can:
- Bring access closer to users and the cloud edge, enhancing efficiency and reducing downtime.
- Enjoy the ease of security in a single cloud solution and framework, streamlining your cybersecurity infrastructure.
- Leverage a trusted as-a-service model for enhanced efficiency in managing security protocols.
- Streamline policy enforcement and deployment, making it straightforward to manage and adapt to changing security needs.
- Ensure 24/7 fast, secure internet, and cloud app access, supplying a seamless and protected digital experience for users.
3. Anytime, Anywhere Protection
Tackling the complexities of varied user locations and device usage, Cisco Umbrella provides visibility, regulates app usage, prevents data loss, and ensures swift and secure internet access. With risks such as phishing and malware, it safeguards remote workers, fortifies branch offices, and manages cloud app usage seamlessly, without the need for extra hardware.
4. Real-Time Threat Detection/Prevention
Cube Cyber amplifies its Managed Detection and Response capabilities through the integration of Cisco Umbrella, creating a formidable defence against evolving threats.
Swift Identification and Blocking: Thanks to Cisco Umbrella, Cube Cyber can swiftly spot and block threats in real-time. For example, picture a scenario where a user accidentally visits a malicious website. Cisco Umbrella, armed with its DNS-layer security, catches the threat right at the first interaction, stopping the user from stepping into a potentially harmful situation.
Halting Phishing Attempts: In another situation, if a user inadvertently clicks on a phishing link, Cisco Umbrella’s real-time threat intelligence kicks in. It identifies the malicious activity and takes quick action, shielding users from falling for phishing attempts.
Preventing Malware Infiltration: When an employee downloads a file carrying malware, Cisco Umbrella’s selective proxy and real-time file inspection jump into action. They scrutinise the file, uncover malicious content, and prevent the malware from sneaking into the network.
With Umbrella in play, organisations experience a 45% drop in threats and an impressive 83% faster resolution of threats.
5. First Point of Action in Incident Response
Cube Cyber strategically positions Cisco Umbrella as one of the first lines of defence when a business faces compromise. The reason behind this strategic decision is rooted in Cisco Umbrella’s widely recognised reputation as a top-notch product in its class.
Proactive Threat Mitigation: If a site is compromised, Cisco Umbrella acts as a vigilant guardian. Using its DNS-layer security and real-time threat intelligence, it detects and neutralises potential threats right from the start.
Rapid Response to Emerging Threats: Cube Cyber counts on Cisco Umbrella to stay ahead of new threats, ensuring our initial response is armed with the latest threat intelligence and robust security measures.
Reputation for Effectiveness: Opting for Cisco Umbrella as a first line of defence isn’t just a strategy; it’s a commitment to the best in the industry. The proof is in the numbers – over 26,000 companies trust Umbrella for robust threat protection.
Cube Cyber’s MDR Service
Synergies with MDR Offerings: Cisco Umbrella integrates seamlessly with Cube Cyber’s MDR service, enhancing threat detection and response. For instance, Umbrella’s DNS-layer security complements Cube Cyber’s monitoring, creating a strong defence.
Unified Threat Intelligence: Integrating Cisco Umbrella establishes a unified threat intelligence framework at Cube Cyber. This blends Umbrella’s insights with Cube Cyber’s existing threat intelligence, creating a more robust detection and response system.
Synchronised Incident Response: In a security incident, Cube Cyber’s MDR service taps into Cisco Umbrella’s synchronised response. Threat indicators go straight to Cube Cyber’s team for a quick and coordinated response.
Cube Cyber’s MDR service is your go-to for top-notch cybersecurity. We keep things flexible with per-user monthly billing, tailor-made reports, and round-the-clock monitoring. What sets us apart? Our commitment to making cybersecurity comprehensive, easy to access, and all about you. We’re not just a service; we’re your dedicated partner in keeping your digital world secure and stress-free.
Our mission is to support your business in preventing, detecting, and responding to any kind of cyber threat.