Release Date: November 28, 2018
Updates and changes
As of the November 28 release, the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (UCC) includes trusted network detection. A network in which an Umbrella virtual appliance (VA) is present is considered a "trusted network" by the UCC.
Trusted network detection enables customers to enforce Chromebook-specific policies even in an on-premise scenario. The Chromebook-specific policy takes precedence over the network policy.
This resolves an issue in which Umbrella VA policies were taking precedence over Chromebook-specific policies.
How it works
When the UCC detects a trusted network, it sends the Chromebook user's identity to the VA and then deactivates. The VA continues to handle DNS requests from Chromebooks by appending the users' identities to all requests to Umbrella resolvers.
When the UCC fails to detect a trusted network, the UCC directly sends DNS requests to Umbrella resolvers.
In order to enable this feature, you must:
- Have at least one Umbrella VA in their network configured as “name server” in your Chromebooks.
- Configure your UCC for trusted network detection. For details, see the Umbrella Chromebook Client configuration guide.
- Update your Umbrella Chromebook client Extension to v1.2.0, Umbrella Chromebook app to v1.2.5 and your Umbrella virtual appliance software to Beta version 2.3.2. Contact email@example.com to obtain the Umbrella VA software upgrade.
Use the following search strings in the Google Admin console to locate the Umbrella Chromebook client components:
- Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client App: cpnjigmgeapagmdimmoenaghmhilodfg
- Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client Ext: jcdhmojfecjfmbdpchihbeilohgnbdci
For more information, see the Umbrella Chromebook client deployment guide.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.