Umbrella is not seeking to replace products that try to detect threats by spotting what they look like. Our approach is to block the DNS queries to Internet infrastructure that are used to deliver malware. We find that attackers often reuse the same domain names, DNS nameservers, and IP address spaces to deliver many malware variants and different attacks.
Today, mobile employees bypass their VPN agents for a variety of reasons. If VPNs are not always on, traffic will not always pass over the network’s perimeter where you have deployed security appliances. The only remaining defense for these employees’ devices is traditional endpoint anti-malware, which does not protect against advanced attacks.
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