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At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.

by Erik Briceno

Are you familiar with Cisco and their many products? If you use our services, you might be surprised to know that we use Cisco Umbrella to help keep you safe. Let’s take a closer look at what Cisco Umbrella is, and how we utilize it to help keep your business secure from outside threats. What makes this product superior to others on the market?

It’s certainly not the only tool in our arsenal, but it’s definitely a good one. Here’s a more in-depth look at this full suite of detection and protection.

What Is Cisco Umbrella?

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based security platform (also known as a “secure internet gateway”) that establishes a secure and reliable connection to the internet. It is commonly the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. Because it’s built into the foundation of the internet, Umbrella delivers complete visibility into internet activity across all locations, devices and users.

By analyzing and learning from this activity, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for current and emerging threats, such as malware, ransomware and botnets, and proactively blocks requests before a connection to your network is established. With Umbrella, you can stop attacks earlier, identify already-infected devices faster, prevent data exfiltration, and expose and manage shadow IT. Umbrella provides an effective solution that is open, automated and simple to use.

Why Use Cisco Umbrella?

A whopping 72% of TechValidate respondents experienced a reduction in infections after deploying Cisco Umbrella. Of respondents, 71% saw reduced remediation time — by 50% or more — with the product. Umbrella customers cite improvement in security efficacy and automated security as the top two outcomes.

Why is Cisco Umbrella so loved by its customers?

  •   It’s easy to deploy and manage.
  •   There is no hardware or software to download or install.
  •   It has effective security with comprehensive reporting.

If you’re looking for speed, reliability and the best threat intelligence to see and stop attacks before they happen, and at $4 per user per month, look no further. You’ll stop malware with no added latency and at an affordable price.

How Does Cisco Umbrella Protect your Business?

Every security professional wants three things:

  •   Reduction in malware
  •   Efficiency to do more with less
  •   Protection everywhere for users, data and apps

At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.With Cisco Umbrella, a secure internet gateway, you’ll reduce the amount of malware on your network, and identify and investigate threats on the internet faster than anyone.

Instead of backhauling traffic to corporate HQ, employees are often using direct internet connections and exposing your organization to risk. But shifting security controls to the cloud with Cisco Umbrella lets you fully protect data, apps and users — wherever they go. Umbrella provides visibility to protect internet access across all devices on your network, all office locations and roaming users.

For more information on Cisco Umbrella, as well as the myriad of powerful products we use, call us at 703-215-2921. We have an entire arsenal of threat protection at our disposal, which means it’s also at your disposal.


Since 1995, Manassas Park, VA-based V2 Systems has employed local systems administrators, network engineers, security consultants, help desk technicians and partnering companies to meet a wide range of clients’ IT needs, from research, to implementation, to maintenance. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY!

About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.
At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.