Cisco Umbrella introduces the new Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client.
The Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client provides DNS-layer protection for Chromebook users whether they are connected to your networks or remotely, no matter which Chromebook device they use.
You can use the Chromebook client to accomplish three main goals:
- Protection from phishing: Protect against phishing threats automatically with Umbrella’s global network data and predictive intelligence to discover internet infrastructure used to host phishing sites.
- Content category filtering: Gain visibility and control of content when Chromebooks are on and off your network. Organizations can help ensure compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) utilizing over 80 content categories, as well as their own allow and block lists of domains.
- Per-user visibility and policy: Enforce policy-based protection whether users are on or off the network. Activity can be pinpointed to a single infected user to expedite remediation.
Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client software consists of the Extension and the App. These work in concert to protect the users from malware, phishing and custom blocked domains during their browsing activity.
To use the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client, customers must have Google Admin Console access as well as valid Umbrella account licenses. The Google admin account is used to push the Chromebook client software, and to manage users and organizational units. The Umbrella dashboards enable customers to manage UCC registrations, configure policies, and check internet activities.
Refer to the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client Deployment Guide for more instructions.
Extension: Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (Ext) 1.1.0
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App: Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (App) 1.1.0
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Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client docs:
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Deleting Chromebook Users
To delete a Chromebook user permanently, remove the software in GSuite admin console for the user accounts, then from the Umbrella dashboard. Refer to the deployment guide for more information.
When a user is deleted from the Umbrella dashboard only, the Umbrella Chromebook client app will re-register with Umbrella within next 48 hours.
After deletion of a user account in Umbrella dashboard, and until the next re-registration, Umbrella Chromebook client software will Fail-Open and allow traffic to and from the internet.
To force re-registration of a Chromebook user by deleting the older registration information, run the following command in the console of the Chromebook:
chrome.storage.sync.remove(['lastRegistrationTimestamp', 'registrationInfo'], () => Logger.warn('Removed user\'s registration info from local cache.'));
The Umbrella Chromebook client checks its registration validity every 48 hours.After removing the registration information, reset the Chromebook or log out and log back in.
- The Umbrella Chromebook client displays a static block page for all blocked domains