Webroot® DNS Protection Improves Visibility for SMBs and MSPs

Enhanced Policy Management via Online Console Provides Granular Policy Control, Administration, and Visibility

BROOMFIELD - May 2, 2018

Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company enhanced its SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection solution to allow customizable, granular policy control over internet usage without additional hardware or software – simply activate the functionality via the Webroot® Global Site Management console. The product was purpose-built for managed service providers (MSPs) who work with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to support a layered security approach.

DNS Protection safeguards users on corporate and guest networks, across Windows®, Linux, Apple®, and Android™ devices by blocking threats at the domain level. With more than 80 URL categories to choose from, administrators have granular, policy-based control to automatically block dangerous and questionable sites (such as Malware and Adult) or unwanted sites (such as streaming media). This non-disruptive, easy-to-deploy network security solution saves time and money, while also minimizing unproductive web usage.

Learn More: www.webroot.com/us/en/business/dns-protection

Key Facts:

  • Webroot SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection is a domain-level filtering service designed to provide granular control over internet access. It extends Webroot security into the network to protect end users from malicious communications, regardless of the device being used.
  • DNS Protection stops 88 percent of web-borne malware before it reaches an organization’s network by automatically applying defenses at the network perimeter.
  • New enhancements to the solution allow customizable, granular policy control over internet usage without additional hardware or software. Users can activate this functionality in the Global Site Manager console.
  • The solution is powered by Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence, enabling category-based internet usage restrictions with flexible policy management that can be configured for the corporate network, guest WiFi, roaming users, and groups or individuals within an organization.
  • Webroot engineered DNS Protection with MSPs in mind. The solution is simple to deploy, improves compliance, and reduces management costs while also offering easy management via the Global Site Manager.

Key Quotes:

Chad Bacher, SVP of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances, Webroot

“It’s shocking how often we hear SMBs say they’re too small to be a target for cyberattacks. If anything, cybercriminals are more likely to target them because they’re less likely to have adequate security defenses and resources. Our goal with this solution is to make it simple and affordable for SMBs to add security to their network layer.”    

Stuart Brown, Technical Director, Cambridge Helpdesk

“We selected Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection over a number of others in the market for a variety of reasons, ranging from its small install footprint and its visual overview of all devices, to its reporting and central management. The icing on the cake is that it offers extra security capabilities we didn’t see in other options we considered. We feel good offering this layer of protection to our customers because we know it can stop a slew of threats from ever reaching a device and end user in the first place.”

Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst, 451 Research

“DNS protection is a critical part of a defense in depth strategy. Every MSP should make sure its SMB customer base has a DNS layer protection. It’s non-invasive, simple to deploy, and knocks out a huge number of threats this audience faces on a daily basis before they even hit.”

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