With countless benefits, cloud computing also brings some threats with it. These few threats are severe and could cost you everything. This does not mean you can get off the cloud computing bandwagon. Rather the need is to be watchful when you make cloud service provider’s selection. This risk can be mitigated up to some extent by using best cloud computing practices, but then since you cannot force all the members to be ethical and wary while logging on to foreign networks, you need something trustworthy and robust so that you can make the most of the cloud computing without the fear of any threat. Cisco Umbrella (formerly known as Cisco OpenDNS), is the solution!
Why Cisco Umbrella?
There can be many solutions. However, Cisco Umbrella which was earlier known as Cisco OpenDNS or OpenDNS Umbrella is the chosen one by subject matter experts because it provides the first line of defense against any attack through a secure internet gateway in the cloud. Here are some categorized reasons in favor of Cisco Umbrella:
In order to block potential threats, the Cisco Umbrella makes use of the internet infrastructure. This blocking takes place well before the connection is established thus it acts proactively.
Round the clock vigilance:
The Cisco Umbrella stays vigilant round the clock even when the apps are not interacting with the network or users are offline. All the internet activities are monitored including ports, ends, and traffic movement.
Get going in minutes:
Cisco Umbrella is perhaps the most efficient security system that covers cloud and that too at a lightning speed. Getting started is easy and very fast. The reason is that it has all been set up already for you. As soon as you get on the security bandwagon of Cisco Umbrella, you get a web browser-based interface and with a few clicks, your security is deployed.
APIs for extended security:
API based integration provided by Cisco Umbrella further allows you to integrate the security with other applications thus making all your functional and non-functional data and code safe.
Centralized protection and control:
The Cisco Umbrella sets itself at a position from where it monitors each request in and out of the network. Thus, unless the packets marked for transfer are safe, they will not be allowed to go through.
Why should you have your own Cisco umbrella?
Your reasoning may be simple and self-convincing if you are looking to save on security. You have a small business and you believe that no hacker would be interested in barging into your network. This perhaps is the biggest misconception of today. Hackers do not care much about the size of the organization. And since the SMBs are a soft target for they do not deploy high security, they are easily victimized. A single successful or partially successful attack on your network can leave you in a position from where you would only fall. This is scary but this is the truth. Unless you can afford to lose your business, you should not wait for the boom-day.
Proactive is a proven industry leader when it comes to cloud computing. Being a service company, we begin by requirement analysis, move on with agile methodologies for design, development, and implementation, and then provide appropriate support to the customers. We are a Cisco Gold tier partner with ISO certification. Currently, we are catering to more than 253 prominent customers and many deals are lined up. Our round the clock support for customers is one of the USPs that set us apart from the competition. Now, since you understand the significance of being secure, get in touch with an expert team for Cisco Umbrella deployment. Your in-house engineers may be good but you need someone you can rely upon in case of any exigency. You can get in touch with leaders like Proactive who have a great reputation for being excellent on the job.