Umbrella lets you manage the Internet experience on and off your network with acceptable use or compliance policies, putting you in control.
Manage flexible, location-aware policies with Umbrella’s 60 content categories and an unlimited number of custom block or allow lists. Laptops can be assigned policies with different Internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they’re on or off your network. Umbrella informs end-users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages.
Umbrella’s 60+ content categories cover millions of domains (and billions of Web pages) to give you control over which sites can be accessed by users on your network. The easy-to-use, cloud-delivered administration console enables you to quickly set up, manage, and test different acceptable use policies per network, group, user, device or IP address, giving you greater control of your organization’s Internet usage.
Umbrella enables you to customize our category-based filtering to meet each network’s specific needs, particularly to help you meet compliance requirements. Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains, regardless of whether it is in a category that is allowed or blocked. Our 60+ content categories empower you to enforce acceptable Web use to comply with internal policies or external regulations such as CIPA. We are also a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), enabling you to block their list of child sexual abuse.
Whitelists and Blacklists
Whitelisting domains ensures that you can always access particular site, even if it is in a category that is being blocked. Blacklists operate in the opposite fashion by ensuring that a site on the blacklist is never accessible to your users. Umbrella customers can have unlimited entries in their whitelist and blacklist to accommodate their specific business needs.
Block Page Bypass
Block Page Bypass lets you grant special permission to circumvent filtering settings without the use of any software or appliance. This feature enables you to assign individual users, such as your marketing managers, the ability to access specific filtering categories, such as social networking, or individual domains that are normally blocked on your network. Bypass privileges can be granted persistently on a per-user basis or through use of a bypass code, which grants access for timeframes ranging from one hour to 10 years.
Umbrella’s Whitelist-Only feature is best used for networks where Internet access should be restricted to specific domains. This allows for a “locked-down” and controlled Internet environment.