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Why healthcare organizations choose Cisco Umbrella to improve security

Protect your patient and organizational data from threats

  • Detect and block malware, botnets and phishing over any port, protocol or app, to contain advanced attacks before they can cause damage.
  • Prevent malware from compromising any device—not just laptops and smartphones, but also infusion pumps, heart monitors, and corporate systems—anywhere, even those that don’t support agents.
  • Provide PHI/PII breach protection and Internet visibility both on and off the corporate network.

Maximize productivity across your organization

  • Reduce the number of malware infections disrupting your employees and keeping your IT team from other projects.
  • Secure roaming users or remote locations with no added latency or configuration changes.
  • Cover healthcare security gaps without hardware to install or software to maintain.

Coverage for everyone, everywhere in minutes

  • Protection for PHI and PII data systems, visiting doctor and staff BYOD, corporate and guest Wi-Fi, patient devices, and medical IoT endpoints.
  • Seamlessly extend and enforce on-premises threat intelligence using turnkey and custom API-based integrations.

We help cover your healthcare security gaps

Solution Brief
Cover Healthcare Security Gaps

Healthcare was the the #1 attacked industry in 2015, and since medical records are worth 10 times as much as credit cards, that trend shows no sign of abating. Attackers know your PHI and PII are a matter of life and death, which makes your network a perfect target for ransomware. Learn how Cisco Umbrella can protect your organization by closing security gaps.

How Healthcare Benefits From Cloud-Delivered Security

Healthcare IT professionals are swimming upstream to overcome security challenges. Cloud-delivered solutions may represent a life preserver in their efforts to reduce risk, simplify management and control costs. In this paper we take a look at a day in the life of healthcare security professionals as we see the challenges they face and the solutions they deploy to stay ahead of attacks.

Root Access Podcast
Code Blue

The Root Access team looks at hospitals, and the devices that run them. The health care industry is the most targeted industry for its valuable data and weak defenses. Josh explains how hospitals are often set up to fail.

On-Demand Webcast
Are ransomware attacks holding your industry hostage?

Healthcare has become criminals' most lucrative target. Why? Because medical records are worth 10 times that of credit cards. Learn the steps you can take to actively reduce the number of ransomware infections across your organization.

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Built on our massive & diverse dataset.


Internet requests


Daily active users


Enterprise customers


Countries worldwide

Datasets must be diverse, global & live.

Not only do we analyze a massive amount of data, but perhaps more important is the diversity of our data. Umbrella gathers 80 billion internet requests from over 65 million enterprise and consumer users across 160 countries every day at the moment a request is made — which gives us a statistically significant data set. Our real-time DNS data is also enriched with diverse public and private data feeds.

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The world we work in today.

In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate-owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, mean that users don’t need to be on the corporate network to get work done. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.

By 2021, Gartner predicts the average company will have 25% of its corporate data traffic bypassing the network perimeter. When a user is off-network, they are more vulnerable and the organization lacks visibility and protection. If you rely on perimeter security alone, you’re not fully protected. These gaps open the door for malware, ransomware, and other attacks.

Secure access to and usage of the cloud

Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Cloudlock work together to secure access to the internet and usage of cloud apps.

As a cloud-delivered service, Umbrella provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet, wherever students or staff go. It provides organizations the visibility needed to protect internet access across all network devices, distributed campuses, and roaming users. With Umbrella, schools and universities can stop malware infections earlier, identify already-infected devices faster and prevent data exfiltration. Plus it includes SafeSearch, providing an easy way to filter explicit results and images from search engines with a single checkbox for Google, YouTube and Bing.

Cisco Cloudlock is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that helps organizations to secure their identities, data, and applications in the cloud. It provides visibility and control over global cloud activities, enabling administrators to know who is doing what in their cloud applications, protecting against compromised accounts, insider threats, and malware. 

The first line of defense.

As a Secure Internet Gateway, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. Umbrella delivers complete visibility into internet activity across all locations, devices, and users, and blocks threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints. As a cloud-delivered, open platform, Umbrella integrates easily with your existing security stack and delivers live threat intelligence about current and emerging threats.

By analyzing and learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for attacks, and proactively blocks requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established — without adding any latency for users.

With Umbrella, you can stop phishing and malware infections earlier, identify already infected devices faster, and prevent data exfiltration.

Keep student and faculty data safe

When a breach occurs, time matters. Both Umbrella and Cloudlock help K-12 and higher education institutions understand and react to emergent threats quickly. Umbrella helps investigate attacks with unparalleled threat intelligence that provides visibility to see attacks before they launch and block malicious domains, IPs, and URLs before they’re even used in an attack. With crowd-sourced security analytics across billions of data points, advanced machine learning, and the data scientist-led Cisco Cloudlock CyberLab, Cloudlock provides visibility and control over the most critical cloud security risks. Plus, Cloudlock enables security teams to analyze and audit cloud logs with ease.

Securing the classroom in the sky

Umbrella was built with a bi-directional API to easily integrate with security appliances, threat intelligence platforms or feeds, and custom, in-house tools. Easily extend protection beyond the perimeter and amplify existing investments with Umbrella’s pre-built integrations with over 10 security providers, including Splunk, FireEye, and Anomali. Plus, unlike other services that use tough-to-scale, traditional on-premises hardware, Umbrella scales seamlessly to meet the unique demands of K-12 districts, or larger university bandwidth needs.

Cloudlock uses a 100 percent cloud-native, API-based approach. Cloudlock is the most open platform and connects to your most commonly used SaaS services, including Okta, OneLogin, Splunk. It aggregates data feeds across existing IT infrastructure to enrich security intelligence and ensure data protection across on-premise and cloud environments.

Cisco cloud security — shared focus, complementary use cases

Problems we solve.

82% of users bypass the VPN1 and 70% of branch offices go direct-to-net2

Most mobile and remote workers don’t always have their VPN on, and most branch offices don’t backhaul all traffic — which means they don’t have enough protection. In under 30 minutes, Umbrella can provide worldwide coverage.

 70-90% of malware is unique to each organization3

Signature-based tools, reactive threat intelligence, and isolated security enforcement cannot stay ahead of attacks. Umbrella will identify and contain two times more compromised systems than before.

86% of IT managers believe there’s a shortage in skilled security professionals4

We get it — your team is understaffed and you need security that is easy to setup, configure, and use. Not only is Umbrella easy to manage, but it also stops threats earlier and reduces the number of infections and alerts you see from other security products.

Block threats earlier

Stop malware before it reaches your campus network or student and faculty devices.

Extend protection

Remove blind spots. Protect students and staff anywhere they go, anywhere they access the internet, on or off-campus.

Secure users, data, apps

Protect users, data, and apps in the cloud against compromised accounts, malware, and data breaches. Enable CIPA and HIPAA compliance.

Enable secure cloud use

Create a secure yet open learning environment with no impact to student privacy or staff productivity.

Problems we solve

Secure Internet Gateway illustration

Education: A ransomware favorite

K-12 school districts and higher education institutions are now the industry of choice for ransomware attacks, with one in ten being hit by this popular form of malware. K-12 schools offer a treasure trove of student data, from grades, to attendance, and even student medical records. At the college and university level, hackers have even more to gain. University systems frequently have their own medical centers and hospitals, which are popular targets for data breaches. Hackers seek out student data, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, as well as intellectual property and cutting-edge research. Budgets are tight, resources are strained, but sensitive data exists in droves. As schools rely more on 1-to-1 devices, digital learning programs, web-based testing, and SaaS apps, the trend is likely to continue.

Old school, new school

The traditional security stack wasn’t built to protect mobile, cloud-enabled users. Today’s schools and universities are highly connected environments, with students and staff using their laptops, tablets, and smartphones to access institutional data anywhere — both on and off campus. As a result, users are more likely to get infected with malware because they connect directly to the internet, creating gaps in visibility and coverage. Students and faculty have the flexibility to install and self-enable applications, or access, create, and share information with anyone, anywhere. That means schools and universities everywhere face an increased risk that sensitive data will be inadvertently or maliciously exposed.

Trends on the rise


Increase in SaaS usage


Of apps require more permissions than needed


Of users admit to not using the VPN

1 in 10

Educational institutions are hit by ransomware

Simple, effective cloud security

Cisco cloud security is an effective security platform that is open, automated and simple to manage. Backed by industry-leading threat intelligence, it is the fastest and easiest way to protect all of your users in minutes. Because it is delivered from the cloud, there is no hardware to install or software to manually update. And you can deploy in minutes across distributed campus sites — at scale. Now you can protect students and staff while securing data, identities, and applications in the cloud.

Trusted by K-12 and universities worldwide


K-12 school districts rely on Umbrella to protect all internet-connected devices


Colleges and universities today use Cisco cloud security as the first line of defense against threats

Instantly enforce your school district's acceptable usage policy, across all devices

University of Kansas Hospital

Henry Duong, Infrastructure Security Manager at University of Kansas Hospital, explains how Umbrella helps his team fight ransomware and keep patients and researchers secure.


Why our customers love Cisco cloud security


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Security 101: Times have changed

Applications, data, and identities are moving to the cloud like never before to take advantage of cost savings, scalability, and accessibility. For K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, embracing SaaS applications provides students and faculty more control over the applications they use, and information they share both on and off campus. With SaaS, sensitive data and applications are no longer restricted behind a firewall, and your staff doesn't need to use the VPN to get work done. As more schools and distributed learning environments rely on the cloud, they also favor direct internet access instead of backhauling traffic over the campus network.

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