Webroot Web Reputation Service
Reputation-based filtering proactively protects against Internet threats, including the growing threats from Web 2.0. Similar to a credit score, the reputation score of a web site or IP address predicts the security risk involved in making a connection. The Webroot Reputation Index (WRI) is a score from 1 (high risk) to 100 (trustworthy). The WRI is calculated from metrics that include infection history, age of establishment, site popularity, and site content. Webroot dynamically calculates reputation scores even for unknown web sites based on scanned content and traffic data.
Since the information is accessible through the cloud, it is as up to date as possible for known websites, and real-time reputation scores can be calculated for unknown sites. This enables organizations to restrict access to known and low-reputation sites, as well as to new sites with characteristics that could indicate a threat.
Find out more about how reputation scores are calculated and how to interpret the WRI here.
Enable Richer Web Filtering Security Policies
In addition to protecting against low-reputation sites that are known to host malware or spyware, Webroot Web Reputation Service also enables more granular security management.
For example, it is a common web filtering policy to enable access to websites in the “Financial” category. Enterprise end users have many reasons to visit such sites for productivity reasons like conducting banking transactions online, saving a trip to the bank. Integration of Webroot Web Reputation Service enables employees to access reputable financial sites, but prevents access to low-reputation financial sites which are likely to host malware or be phishing websites.
Check out the Webroot SDK to see how you can integrate the Webroot Web Reputation Service into your solution.