Cisco Umbrella Security Service

NJIT Information Services & Technology (IST) has deployed Cisco Umbrella, a cloud security platform that provides an additional line of defense against malicious software and other threats on the internet. The new service will block malicious destinations in your browser before a connection is ever established.  The service works when connected to the NJIT network (Wired, Wireless, and VPN) so you will not need to install additional software.

If you try to connect to a known malicious site (i.e. one that hosts malware or has been flagged as dangerous), the connection will be blocked and you will see a message similar to the one shown below.  The list of malicious sites is updated continually by Cisco.

If you feel that a site is improperly blocked you can request access by clicking on “Report an incorrect block”.

If you are connected via NJIT VPN (Full or Split Tunnel) and encounter a blocked site you can disconnect from VPN to gain access to the blocked site.

Questions on the Cisco Umbrella service or any of NJIT’s cyber security efforts should be referred to the IST Service Desk at 973-596-2900 or

Last Updated: March 5, 2019