Webroot Threat Intelligence
Webroot delivers next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe.The company harnesses the power of cloud-based collective threat intelligence derived from millions of real-world devices to stop threats in real time and help secure the connected world. Webroot’s award-winning SecureAnywhere® endpoint solutions and BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services protect tens of millions of devices across businesses, home users, and the Internet of Things. Trusted and integrated by market-leading companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, Aruba, Palo Alto Networks, A10 Networks, and more, Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and operates globally across Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia.
Award Winning Webroot SecureAnywhere
Organisation’s providing the necessary online protection without impeding the everyday web usage needs of employees can be complex and costly, especially when you factor in multiple office locations and remote and mobile workers.The cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service enables organisations to achieve the right level of secure and productive web access for their employees.The service stops web abuse, minimises web-borne malware risks, and consistently enforces content and access policies that optimise productive web usage. Because it’s cloud-based, it’s easy to manage, and can secure workers no matter where they connect, without the need for VPN backhauling or on-site hardware.
Webroot provides secure scan-ahead technology that examines all search engine queries and returns color-coded search results based on each user’s individual internet access policy rules. This intelligent search feature helps users better understand their organization’s internet usage policies and proactively mitigates threats by blocking access to harmful content.
The Web Security Service can also be used in conjunction with the safe search browser feature to protect users from exposure to undesirable content, such as inappropriate thumbnail images. Seamless Authentication — New Persistent
The Webroot DWP agent is lightweight and easy to deploy and manage.Once installed, it enforces seamless authentication and ensures all web traffic is automatically routed through Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service. The DWP agent also handles more complex authentication at public Wi-Fi hotspots and other tricky access points,so remote users are always able to get online. Webroot also offers the persistent cookie option, which is ideal for guest networks and limits users to a one-time sign-on.
Comprehensive Logging and Reporting
Near real-time logs display the sites and downloads users have attempted to access, as well as whether these were acceptable under their web access policy. Webroot logs are available for 365 days, so access to historical log information for generating management reports remains at hand.
Detailed reports may be run ad hoc or on a scheduled basis, providing timely and accurate monitoring of internet usage. Reporting graphs include web traffic trends, top blocked URLs, blocked malware, bandwidth usage, and more. Administrators can easily set up scheduled reporting, as well as automatic distribution via email to chosen recipients. Numerous charts may be combined for maximum executive and management visibility into overall and individual internet usage.
Support for Citrix and Terminal Services Servers
The Web Security Service supports both Citrix and Terminal Services environments, as well as Windows systems. This extended platform support provides a convenient enhancement over other solutions. All Citrix and Terminal Services users are individually authenticated, so unique policies can be applied to separate users on a single Citrix or Terminal Services server, while user activity is logged individually.
Deploying the Web Security Service is very straightforward, and requires no costly hardware or software. Using a Wizard UI, admins can quickly deploy the DWP agent using MSI via GPO and other methods.
The DWP automatic user creation feature is enabled by default. It creates accounts for new users as they authenticate to the service for the first time from associated IP addresses and places them into a policy group for easy administration. All necessary credentials are stored in the local registry, so multiple users can share a machine and still maintain the correct policy restrictions, while logins are seamless and transparent. Once installed, DWP reconfigures all local browsers to use the correct proxy address, ensuring security and compliance.
Note: DWP is currently only available for the Windows operating system.
Fast Browsing with Minimal Latency
The Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service uses a globally distributed, multitenant, fully redundant data center infrastructure served through global server load balancing (GSLB) to minimize latency.By using GSLB to automatically route users’ web traffic through the nearest data center, Webroot ensures performance and rapid browser request response times. In addition, our propriety and unique web content download acceleration technology, combined with high performance proxies, further improves user experience and ensures policy compliance.
Endpoint security. Conventional antivirus protection is struggling to keep up with today’s threats and attacks. It slows down machines and users and is complex and resource-intensive. Now, by unifying innovative SecureAnywhere file pattern and predictive behaviour recognition technology with the almost limitless processing power of cloud computing, Webroot effectively stops malware and zero-day threats at the moment of infection. The unique, next-generation Webroot® approach to malware prevention is more effective and accountable than any conventional antivirus. You no longer need to rely on an outmoded detection model that is easily overwhelmed by today’s malware—a model that yields unknown dwell times and results in infections only becoming visible long after the endpoint is infected. Traditional antivirus presents the hassle of ensuring every endpoint has the latest update. Webroot communicates with the cloud, which means there are no definition or signature updates to deploy and manage. As malware detection occurs continuously in real time, performance issues fade away. Scheduled systems scans are normally around 30 seconds and never impact device performance. Virtual desktop and server environments, plus many embedded operating systems, also see improved performance. The world’s smallest and fastest endpoint security client makes deployment fast and easy. The SecureAnywhere antimalware architecture happily coexists with other antivirus solutions, with no need to immediately rip and replace. SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is a smarter way to solve malware prevention and endpoint security performance and management issues. It provides the protection you need without the demanding overhead of conventional antivirus.
Industry-leading URL Content Filtering Plus with new Social Networking Controls
The third-generation Webroot BrightCloud URL categorization and filtering engine is widely recognized as being at the top of its class. Using a highly sophisticated combination of global threat sensors, machine learning algorithms, and human classification, BrightCloud Threat Intelligence services continuously scan the entire internet—each scan taking under minutes. This level of monitoring means we are able to integrate up-to-the-minute website classification data into our security services to provide proactive protection against even never-before-seen attacks.The breadth and accuracy of the BrightCloud® URL categorisation filter enables administrators to confidently enforce acceptable web access policies without the hassle of constant site categorisation requests or helpdesk calls. Administrators can easily filter websites by URL category, file type, and file size using over 83 categories and subcategories. New social network controls also let administrators set granular usage policies around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress. For instance, with Facebook, admins may set access policies around posting, commenting, photo updates, apps, chat, and video uploads. The Web Security Service also includes the ability to block advertisements from websites and reformat these pages on the fly before delivering them to users, which saves bandwidth and benefits users with limited connectivity. For Web Security Service customers, this adds up to easily-enforced, accurate internet usage policies that mitigate data losses, protect users from inappropriate content, and facilitate improved user productivity.