BrightCloud® Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service

The internet is littered with millions of new phishing sites that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. Phishing and spear phishing attacks are now targeted at businesses of all sizes and static anti-phishing blacklists, even if updated hourly, are often ineffective against today's sophisticated attacks. Real-time URL validation is the only truly effective protection against zero-hour attacks, disguised redirection, and recently hijacked websites.

The BrightCloud Real-time Anti-Phishing Service allows security vendors to provide significantly better protection against zero-hour phishing threats than static phishing blacklists by ensuring users visit only the websites they intend to interact with. Sites are verified at the time of the request to ensure they are genuine and safe.

"Combining Webroot's capabilities with RSA's automated phishing detection help us more rapidly qualify suspected phishing sites and quickly determine which URL requires further investigation."
- Avi Rosen, Director of Anti-Fraud Solutions, RSA

The BrightCloud Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service leverages Webroot's advanced machine learning and content classification to automate the detection of phishing sites. In extensive testing, this new approach detects phishing sites three to five days ahead of the competition – a major breakthrough in the defense against phishing attacks. The service crawls and evaluates requested URLs in milliseconds using hundreds of site attributes as well as external factors associated with the site from the Webroot® Intelligence Network. These include domain reputation, IP reputation, how long the site has been in existence, recent threat history, etc. The service returns a risk score for each requested URL.

Whenever users access the internet, the BrightCloud Real-time Anti-Phishing Service can protect them from accidentally compromising their online accounts or picking up unwanted malware from unsafe sites.

  • Improve web security for network appliances
  • Identify new zero-hour threats for anti-fraud services
  • Provide safe browsing web browsers and plugins
  • Enhance email filtering software and endpoint security products
  • Filter user generated content in social networks, blogs and messaging apps

Webroot Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service detects phishing sites three to five days ahead of the competition.

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