How activereach Used DNS-Layer Protection To Secure Their Retail Client’s Stores And Users

Our Client:

Fabb Furniture is the leading regional furniture and carpet retailer in the UK with an established base in the East of England where it has traded for over 40 years.

With 22 sites defined requiring protection, visibility and control of their network, activereach proposed Cisco Umbrella as the solution.

Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defence against threats by protecting Internet users wherever they go. The cloud Umbrella delivers complete visibility of internet activity across all locations, devices, and users, and proactively blocks requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established.

Nearly all Internet communications need a DNS look up, so Umbrella secures the network at the DNS layer to provide security for almost all network communications – whether they are on or off the corporate network. Cisco Umbrella analyses huge volumes of data and Internet activity from DNS requests and detects threat patterns.

The Task:

The main requirement we identified for our client was the need for greater protection against ransomware.

Cisco Umbrella offered a cost-effective solution, as there was no need for additional firewalls or infrastructure. The solution also offered much needed protection for the increased number of home workers, remote from zero days. The automated AI capability making it highly efficient.

Cisco Umbrella Dashboard

Solution Deployment & Support:

  • The dashboard configuration instantly enables visibility of Internet activity spanning every network and device across the Fabb sites
  • The threat protection blocks malware, C2 call backs, and phishing
  • The predictive intelligence automates threat protection by uncovering attacks before they’ve launched
  • Coverage was secured across all sites in minutes — with no hardware to install or software to maintain
  • Cisco Umbrella integrated easily into the existing security tool set
  • activereach provides Fabb with weekly security reports — including a personalised summary of malicious requests & more
  • Changes in security policies can be easily updated

Result summary:

The Cisco Umbrella solution delivered via activereach has helped Fabb Furniture to:

  • Prevent malware, contain botnets, and enforce acceptable use policy across numerous locations
  • Simplify security and monitor distributed networks through a single, centralized dashboard
  • Stay on top of new threats to the business with weekly reports and access to expert support when needed

To view the full Case Study click here. For more information about how activereach and Cisco Umbrella can help you with your DNS Layer Protection call 0845 625 9025 or enquire here