Cisco has 400+ full-time threat researchers and data scientists who analyze 1.5 million unique malware samples daily.  

The Cisco Umbrella’s strong protection, ease of deployment, and simplified management drives a 90% renewal rate. Umbrella trials are easy to launch and are perfect for smaller organizations. Most customers block threats in 30 minutes or less. Customer trials have been seen to reduce malware by 10 times. And integration with Cisco SecureX gives customers the ability to share intelligence across Cisco products for complete protection, anywhere users connect to the internet.

Umbrella follows an agile release schedule. Threat updates and intelligence are actively pushed to the Umbrella cloud security service in real-time. Infrastructure changes happen about every three days.

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In addition to boosting performance, Umbrella’s innovative use of Umbrella’s Anycast improves reliability. It lets the Umbrella infrastructure execute planned updates, additions, and removals — even take down an entire data center — with minimal impact to users. In the rare instance of an unplanned interruption, Anycast deployment performs automatic data center failover with no loss of protection.

“Umbrella’s APIs make it easy for customers to add unrivaled threat intelligence to their existing security stack for some of the best threat detection in the industry,” the company said in its entry form. “Statistical models continuously analyze millions of live events per second to automatically uncover malware, ransomware, and phishing.”