Service Summary

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based tool that protects Mason users by blocking them from visiting websites that threaten to compromise Mason’s technology resources or defraud users.

Key Features

Cisco Umbrella blocks users from accessing malicious websites. It will block users from sites where malware, ransomware, phishing, and botnets are present. Umbrella will redirect users from sites where cyber threats are present to a page explaining to users the site is malicious.

Getting This Service

This service is provided to all managed Mason-owned computers. Devices must be managed through MESA or Jamf to receive this service. Users whose systems are not managed can receive this service by getting their systems managed. Click the Request Managed Enrollment button above to submit a request. 

Availability

This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.

Policy

All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.