The number of unique phishing sites has reached an all-time high. As the preferred way for attackers to gather confidential personal information about their targets, phishing and spear-phishing (targeted attacks on specific individuals or companies), represent a significant threat to anyone transacting business on the Internet.
These attacks obfuscate URLs and direct traffic to counterfeit websites that attempt to trick users into divulging sensitive information. Webroot SecureAnywhere® Web Security Service uses new proprietary real-time antiphishing technology to protect users by ensuring they are always connected to the legitimate website with which they intended to interact.
Many of our employees are using laptops, and we expect that number to grow in the years to come,” Naylor says. “I needed web filtering that could protect my mobile users just as well as if they were in the office.
- David Naylor, IT Security Director, Texas Trust Credit Union
The Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service protects against Internet threats and malicious websites by delivering improved Internet visibility. This enables organizations to boost employee productivity, preserve IT resources, and reduce compliance, HR and legal liabilities.
With over 80 content categories, the service gives granular control over web use and enables highly flexible policy reporting and implementation. The Webroot URL filter also offers the most comprehensive and most accurate coverage of the web available with more than 300 million web URLs categorized and enhanced with sophisticated website reputation scoring.
The Webroot Intelligence Network—with its global network of threat sensors—monitors the Internet around the clock for malicious activity. It analyzes traffic and data, and detects malicious websites and sources, continuously detecting sites that contain security threats such as malware, spam, spyware, adware, and phishing.
Innovative Webroot technology enables the industry’s highest-volume and most accurate classification of websites—which translates into better coverage and lower support costs. A hybrid human/automated process continuously discovers and analyzes new sites to achieve accurate categorization. Uncategorized sites visited by Webroot Security Service users are also dynamically categorized using this process.
The Webroot Web Security Service receives a continuous stream of URL information and threat alerts from the Webroot Intelligence Network. In addition, Webroot Customer Support immediately addresses category suggestions submitted by users, which helps Webroot maintain up-to-date and continuously refined URL information.
Just as a credit score predicts the probability that a borrower will repay a debt, a reputation score forecasts the security risk of visiting a particular website. The Webroot Reputation Index (WRI) scores the reputation level of websites using metrics that include: site history, age, rank, location, networks, links, and other contextual and trustworthy reputation factors. Reputation scores enable administrators to fine-tune security settings and proactively prevent malicious attacks before they occur.
The Webroot system enables organizations to implement web usage policy on many levels, which includes blocking sites that are not work related, consume unnecessary bandwidth, or contain potentially litigious material.
Partnering with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) better protects users against unwanted content. To help fight against the sexual exploitation of children online, the Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service URL filter incorporates the IWF’s dynamic list of URLS, which are flagged for child sexual abuse.