MAXIMIZING URL FILTERING
OVER 300 MILLION DYNAMICALLY UPDATED AND CATEGORIZED WEBSITES, AND GROWING
Approximately fifty thousand new domains appear each day, making it increasingly difficult to classify and categorize web pages. The Webroot SecureAnywhere Web Security Service uses the world-leading Webroot content classification engine to make it faster and easier to enforce acceptable usage policies while also protecting against new web threats. It delivers a continuously updated database of highly accurate website classifications — giving customers better coverage and lower support costs by virtually eliminating help desk calls for miscategorized websites.
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
Webroot URL Classification
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.
Webroot Intelligence Network
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.
Flexible Policy and Web Use
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.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) Partnership
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.