Cisco Umbrella Named a 2022 SC Awards Finalist for Best SME Security Solution

SC Awards from SC Media are known for honoring the best people, products and companies in cybersecurity. One of the industry’s most respected media outlets, SC Media enlists a select pool of experts from the information security community to review more than 800 entries in 35+ categories.

Last year Cisco Umbrella took home SC’s top award for Best SME Security Solution, and we are thrilled to be a finalist again this year – with the winner to be announced in August.

Small and mid-size enterprises need an effective, easy-to-deploy security solution

We firmly believe small and medium-sized businesses deserve big protection. The chilling statistic that 60% of small- and medium-sized businesses go out of business within six months of a cyberattack1 underscores the need for an effective and easy to implement security solution for companies that are likely to have little or no dedicated IT staff.

Blocking threats before they reach the network, endpoints, and end users, Umbrella enables even small IT teams to monitor and respond to threats effectively – like it does for Cape Air.

Cape Air uses Cisco Umbrella to simplify operations and improve security

Headquartered in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air is a regional airline that provides service to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.  But when frequent malware infections disrupt core services and the customer experience, the brand reputation suffers. For Cape Air, service delays due to malware infections became a common challenge.

Brett Stone, Cape Air’s network operations manager needed to stop threats before they caused service outages. He recognized that Cisco Umbrella could help Cape Air reduce infections since it blocks malware, phishing, command-and-control requests, and other threats at the DNS layer before a connection is even established.

He configured Umbrella within 30 minutes — and saw immediate results:

“From the moment we deployed Umbrella, it was like night and day in the number of tickets we had open because of infections and PCs that kept getting compromised in the past. We were amazed because the next day we didn’t have to fix these problems anymore. Then we could do all those other things that were important to us; we finally had time for them.” – Brett Stone

Stone recalls how malware remediation used to consume all of Cape Air’s network technicians’ time. “Before Umbrella, I had three technicians working 40 hours a week, and all they did for a year was fix malware infections and reimage computers,” Stone recalls. “Thankfully, those days are gone. Now we have zero, or rarely one, malware infection. I don’t remember the last time something got through Cisco Umbrella within the last year or two.”

Want to learn more about how Cisco Umbrella serves small-to-midsize businesses?

Threats are never going to stop coming. But with simple deployment and powerful protection, visibility, and performance, Cisco Umbrella can provide the big protection you need.

Check out our ebook Big Threats to Small Business to learn more about how we meet the unique cybersecurity needs of small and medium sized businesses. And if you’re ready to see our solution in action, check out a free Cisco Umbrella Live Demo.

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