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 rich database of 60 categories, covering millions of domains (and billions of Web pages), allows you to control which sites can be accessed on your network. The easy-to-use, cloud-managed administration console allows you to quickly set up and manage different acceptable use policies per network, group, user, device or IP address, giving you greater control of your organization’s Internet usage.
Whitelists and Blacklists
Umbrella enables you to customize our category-based filtering to meet each network’s specific needs. Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains, regardless if the category it belongs to is allowed or blocked.
Whitelists allow you to ensure that a particular site is always accessible, even if the category it belongs to is being blocked. Blacklists operate in the opposite fashion by ensuring that a site on the blacklist is never accessible. Umbrella customers can have unlimited entries in their whitelist and blacklist to accommodate custom needs.
Block Page Bypass
Block Page Bypass is an innovative feature that allows the granting of special permissions to bypass 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 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.