Ransomware attacks are on the rise at state and local government agencies and schools across the Northwest. Bad actors are well aware that the budget challenges these organizations face protecting their networks, devices, and data make them ideal targets for ransomware attacks. Government and education entities are also popular ransomware targets because they often lack the technical resources to restore access to digital resources, making them more likely to pay a ransom to get their data back.
Cisco Umbrella: Your First Line of Defense Against Ransomware
Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against ransomware by proactively blocking malicious requests at the DNS layer before connections are established. Backed by Cisco Talos Threat Intelligence and delivered from the cloud, Umbrella blocks threats over all ports and protocols before they reach your network or endpoints and prevents callbacks to attackers if infected machines connect to your network. It is one of the quickest, most effective ways to reduce your exposure to ransomware attacks and improve internet-wide visibility across your enterprise networks. Delivering complete visibility into internet activity across all locations, devices, users, and the cloud apps used across your organization, Umbrella can help you recognize potential risks and block specific applications.
Put Cisco Umbrella to the Test
Is your organization concerned about emerging threats and advanced malware? Put Umbrella to the test with a free, easy, 21-day Proof of Value (POV) trial. The POV program is an opportunity for your organization to evaluate Cisco Umbrella in your unique security environment. The POV is easy to install, and a Cerium expert can walk you through the setup in a matter of minutes. By simply pointing your DNS to the global Umbrella network, all your devices at all your locations will be protected, whether on or off of your enterprise networks.
At the end of the POV trial, you will be provided with an Umbrella Security Report detailing malicious activity over all ports. The report explains which threats were blocked, which devices are infected, and how Umbrella discovered the attack.
The Cerium Difference
Cerium differentiates itself in the state and local government and education (SLED) sector with a strong, cohesive Cisco portfolio and some of the most highly-certified and skilled Cisco experts in the industry.
Cisco’s NASPO ValuePoint DataCom Contract
Because of Cerium’s technical and resource investments, and our strategic business plan for better serving state and local agencies, and education, Cerium is able to offer public-sector clients Cisco networking and converged infrastructure technologies under this contract. Read More
Start with a POV
Are you considering new solutions for upgrading your security posture? Cisco Security POVs are an excellent opportunity to evaluate solutions, see how they work in your unique environment, and determine the potential benefits they can bring to your organization. When you are ready to get started, contact Cerium, and we can help schedule a POV so you can see for yourself how integrating Cisco Umbrella into your environment can improve your overall security posture.