DNS Protection for MSPs

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Introduction

Allowing uncontrolled internet access is a high-risk activity for any business, regardless
of size, but it is particularly true for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs). Internet
Proxy solutions are expensive to maintain and manage, while cost-effective alternatives
are few and far between. That often leads to your clients relying solely on endpoint
security to protect their business from web threats that should be stopped before they
even reach their networks.

Many MSPs know that finding a cost-effective internet threat vector solution that is
easy to manage, reliable, and provides superior protection is a huge challenge. Webroot
SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection is purpose-built to help MSPs solve the need for
better internet security. By providing cloud-based, domain layer security that protects
users externally, rather than relying entirely on the endpoint, providers can ensure that
most internet threats are contained before they even reach the client’s network.

Protection Straight from our DNS Cloud
The domain name system, or DNS, is a hierarchical naming convention for services,
computers, and any other resources connected to the internet or a private network.
DNS servers take text-based browser inputs and translate them into the unique
internet protocol (IP) addresses that direct devices and services to the desired website.
By redirecting clients’ web browsing through the Webroot DNS cloud, MSPs gain
immediate control of users’ internet activity. The most dangerous websites are blocked
automatically and all the other sites are under real-time URL category policy control.

Webroot SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection offers a simple yet effective way to prevent everyday web usage from becoming a major security risk. The DNS Protection management console is directly integrated into the Global Site Manager endpoint security console for MSPs. It appears as a separate option against each client site, and enables administrators to finely tune web access policies using both global and site based policies. By using the intuitive drop-down menu to fill in a few client and site IP address details, then performing an easy command line service validation test, the service is live and operational right away. Each client IP address can be given a different policy, so securing a client’s guest network or applying more granular site policies is smooth and straightforward.

A Simple Service with Sophisticated Intelligence Webroot SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection is backed by the Webroot® Threat Intelligence Platform—our proprietary cloudbased security analysis architecture designed for multi-vector protection across all our solutions and services. This platform captures massive amounts of data from millions of global sensors and real-world endpoints, as well as other verified sources, then analyzes and classifies that data within the cloud using advanced machine learning and behavioral heuristics.

In particular, DNS Protection’s URL filtering is supported by Webroot BrightCloud® Web Classification data. This URL database is the largest of its kind, and the service continually classifies over 600 million domains to update the database in near-real time. Webroot analyzes and categorizes websites at the rate of over 5,000 URLs per second. In fact, Webroot scans the entire IPv4 space and in-use IPv6 addresses and classifies over 95% of the internet at least three times per day. We continually analyze and classify over 4 billion IP addresses, 27 billion URLs and uncover at least 25,000 malicious URLs, 6,000 new phishing sites, and over 100,000 new malicious IP addresses per day. Our threat intelligence services are trusted by over 40 leading network and security vendors worldwide.

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