Through having a constantly updated feed of ‘known’ malicious IP addresses IT Security administrators are able to easily and effectively stop the ever increasing volume of network IP threats attacking their networks. Rather than being forced to use static, rapidly out-of-date public Black Lists, the Webroot IP Reputation Service integrates a continuously updated feed of dynamic IP Reputation data in near real-time (every 5 minutes) into network devices.
IP Reputation has been developed as a natural extension of Webroot’s Web Reputation Service but this security intelligence is gathered through a new and sophisticated sensor network specifically designed to generate this information. In real-time the Webroot sensor network identifies many key IP threat types including Spam Sources, Botnets, Windows Exploits, BotNets, Scanners and many others (see diagram).
Webroot IP Reputation Service
As well as providing current IP Reputation data this service offers a major secondary benefit to integrators - it avoids the taxing security processing other IP Reputation services impose, while greatly enhancing any enterprises ability to counter IP threats.
The overall benefits of stopping ‘known bad’ traffic at the network’s edge are clear and dramatic improvements in security efficacy and significant efficiencies gained through marked reductions in the time and processing required to identify new and existing IP threats. The results are; far faster threat response enabled by the near-real-time updates and highly effective protection against multiple IP threat types and their sources.