For a more information on getting started configuring Cisco Umbrella, read this article: Umbrella Dashboard Getting Started Guide.
- To begin protecting your networks, the first thing you have to do is log into the Umbrella dashboard.
- Navigate to Identities > Networks. There you can define the first network that you'd like to protect by adding its public/external IP address.
- Click Save.
If you're only adding a single IP address and you're connecting to the Umbrella dashboard from that network, then you will not be required to verify the network. Otherwise, the Umbrella Support Team will have to verify ownership of the network before allowing you to filter your traffic from that network through the Cisco Umbrella global network.
The next step is to change the DNS settings on your relevant network device. You need only do this on your edge DNS equipment, typically a DNS or DHCP server, or a router—this could be your DSL router or Cable modem if that's the only router in your network. It depends on how your network is setup, but you want to use the Umbrella DNS servers in place of your existing servers.
And that's it! At this point, you may need to restart your client's network interface (or simply restart the computer) and then you should be able to verify that your DNS connections are being routed through the Cisco Umbrella global network by going to the following page in your client's browser: http://internetbadguys.com
You should see the following page:
You can now customize your policy, category, and block page appearance settings and block or allow specific domains through the Umbrella dashboard.
To learn more about how to get the most out of your Umbrella Enterprise service, check out the full Getting Started Guide.