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What is Umbrella from Cisco?

Monday, December 06, 2021 by Melita

What is Umbrella from Cisco?

In today’s world, we’re all online, some of us for many, many hours a day. Protecting our computers, smartphones and other devices from online attacks has become of utmost importance, especially with so many of us working remotely and operating from different locations – we can’t rely on the firewall at work if we are working from home!  This is why we’ve recently introduced Umbrella from Cisco to protect all devices connected directly to Melita’s home internet and WiFi from all types of online threats. 

Umbrella provides protection against malware, ransomware, and phishing attempts. It does this by using AI to proactively identify potential attacks before they happen. Importantly it does this at a network level, leaving no impact on latency and without affecting the performance of your devices. If a computer or mobile is infected with a ‘Command and Control’ virus, it stops the compromised device from communicating back to the hackers’ control system or computer, protecting your data, network and other devices. 

Umbrella provides unique threat protection with predictive intelligence and zero-touch protection – which means not only that you don’t have to worry about anything, you don’t have to touch anything either: no Apps to install, no software to download, no updates to do.  As a Melita home internet customer with Umbrella, you’re automatically protected. It’s just with added and added peace of mind.  When you’re online, all the links that you click on get instantly scanned and if there’s anything malicious about them, they’re blocked before any connection is made. Simple!



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