Umbrella allows an authorised administrator, back at base, to control the internet browsing of employees depending upon where they are located and when they are browsing. The control software is itself lodged on the Web. So for example, ‘big brother’ can choose to let an individual to get on to Facebook only outside of working hours. Or for security purposes, Umbrella can prevent access to internet sites that are known sources of ‘malware’ or ‘botnets’. It can save your data easily if you care for everything that is on your devices and for yourself.
OpenDNS is the company that has developed Umbrella. They are a firm with expertise in secure Domain Name System lookups. The new software comes with 57 filtering portals that work like nightclub doormen; letting in the good guys but turning away the usual suspects. ‘Virtual Private Networks’ or VPNs encrypt an employee’s internet traffic, so that any unauthorized traffic would only get to see gobbledygook.