Webroot SecureAnywhere®
Web Security Service

Reduce Operational Risks

Ensuring enforcement of policies and mitigating operational risks

Some users resent having their web behavior monitored and controlled, which causes them to look for ways to circumvent web security. Users who flaunt policies or work around monitoring and controls introduce significant security and compliance risks.

The Webroot SecureAnywhere® Web Security Service addresses these risks, which are common weaknesses of other solutions, with a design aimed at preventing circumvention. It ensures that all web traffic is directed, monitored and reported through the service.  In particular, it reduces the risks associated with remote users and also enforces compliance in environments with highly IT literate users such as schools and colleges.

IT now provides a service to HR that enforces corporate web usage policies via website category blocking… From a corporate risk perspective, there are just certain types of Web sites we do not want people visiting… These days there is so much risk involved from an HR and Legal perspective that Web filtering must be part of your basic toolkit.

- Bruce Godfrey, IT Infrastructure Manager, Cascade Microtech

LEGACY
ISSUE

Long phone support queuesLimited user behavior management control

DELIVERING DESKTOP WEB PROXY »

The deployment of the Webroot Desktop Proxy (DWP) agent reduces operational risks by preventing users from circumventing web security. Easily deployed, the tamperproof agent ensures that all users are directed through the Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service.

The DWP agent transparently authenticates users to the service. By intelligently negotiating WiFi hot spots and other complex login situations for remote users it prevents users from tampering with their browser settings.

Memory Spyware Scanning
The DWP agent further helps to facilitate the scanning of memory on user endpoints to detect over 4,500 different forms of malware, helping to counter web malware that use this method of infection.

WEBROOT'S
SOLUTION

In-product support reduces or eliminates callsTamperproof Desktop Web Proxy agent

LEGACY
ISSUE

Reactive approach to supportUser ability to circumvent monitoring

ANONYMIZING PROXY DETECTION »

Other web security solutions attempt to block access to anonymizing proxy sites using URL filtering policies. However, new sites pop up constantly, and technically astute employees can build their own anonymizers with simple downloadable code. Both new sites and sites set up by employees will not be in any URL filtering lists.

Proprietary Webroot Anonymizing Proxy Detection is purpose-built to defeat users who attempt to circumvent monitoring or gain access to restricted sites—using either commonly available or custom-built anonymizing proxy sites.

WEBROOT'S
SOLUTION

Client/Cloud architecture enables proactive supportPropriety Anonymizing Proxy Detection

LEGACY
ISSUE

Delays in remediationInflexible and unreliable systems

USING GLOBAL SECURE DATACENTERS »

A highly scalable, resilient global web of datacenters reduces operational risks. These facilities are fully redundant, so even in the unlikely event of a total outage in one datacenter, secondary datacenters will ensure continuous operation of the Webroot Security Service. This level of redundant and scalable IT infrastructure enables Webroot to offer a 99.9% SLA on service availability.

In addition to high security and strict access controls at these data centers, Webroot regularly conducts penetration testing, and has accredited and audited the service to the SAS70 level.

WEBROOT'S
SOLUTION

Real-time Cloud remediation & Scalable redundant global web of datacenters

LEGACY
ISSUE

Reimaging endpoints as Limited visibility to key management metrics

PROVIDING CUSTOMIZABLE DASHBOARDS »

Being able to instantly ‘see’ what is happening with your users usage of the web is a highly practical way of reducing the operational risks of web security.

The Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service offers administrators a customizable  dashboard that gives an at a glance status of the web usage in their organization and the impact web browsing is having on bandwidth usage and other key metrics.

WEBROOT'S
SOLUTION

Journaling and rollback can return PCs original stateCustomizable dashboard for complete visibility