Cisco Umbrella Roaming Client

The Cisco Umbrella Roaming Client was unintentionally deployed to UA-managed devices Oct. 5. The plan was for the application to be deployed to the Office of Information Technology (OIT) exclusively before a full campus roll-out during the Spring semester. It was not OIT’s intention to install the client without warning.

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based security tool used to help block malicious traffic on your computer. The application can block websites based on categories, but individual sites can also be added to a block list. OIT only retains data necessary for troubleshooting purposes.

All OIT-managed devices have the “default policy” activated. In this default policy, known malicious websites are the only blocked sites. This software will help prevent malware, viruses, phishing attacks, and other known bad websites from being accessed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or encounter any issues, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or