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Webroot DNS Protection


What is Webroot DNS Protection?

Webroot DNS Protection redirects web traffic away from unsafe or inappropriate web content.

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Effective Website Blocking: Many users have praised Webroot DNS for its highly effective website blocking capabilities. Several reviewers …
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What is Webroot DNS Protection?

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Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Effective Website Blocking: Many users have praised Webroot DNS for its highly effective website blocking capabilities. Several reviewers have stated that the software successfully blocks websites that violate company policies, such as those containing lewd content or torrents.

Easy Installation and Management: Users appreciate the ease of installing and managing Webroot DNS. Some users specifically mention that it is convenient for small businesses due to its easy installation on both clients and servers. Others highlight the ability to manage Webroot DNS remotely, making it simple to monitor and control protection on various devices.

Comprehensive Protection: Reviewers emphasize the comprehensive protection provided by Webroot DNS. They value the constant monitoring of their computers, which effectively identifies and displays harmful threats. Additionally, users praise the automatic scan feature that runs in the background, providing continuous protection without impacting device performance.

Difficult Management: Some users have found the management of the Webroot DNS protection platform to be difficult. They have encountered issues with commands like uninstall often failing, making it challenging to perform necessary actions. Additionally, there are reports of weird bugs in the control panel, such as billing for active IP addresses even after turning off the product unless they were deleted first.

Complicated Configuration: According to a few users, the configuration process of the Webroot DNS protection platform can be complicated initially. It may require some time and effort to understand and set up correctly.

Outdated Console: A couple of users expressed their disappointment with the console's appearance and usability. They mentioned that it has an outdated look and feel compared to other modern platforms. These users are eagerly awaiting an update that brings a fresh interface design and enhanced functionality.


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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Webroot sits atop my internet queries to protect from harmful attacks and provides added assurance that no malware or the like will invade. Simple, easy to use and sleek at the top of the desktop. It’s important that my organization does not fall victim to phishing schemes (though they seem ever common in media these days), identity theft or any nature of wrongdoing and this constant protection is invaluable.
  • Identity theft protection
  • Firewall monitor
  • Phishing defense
  • Malware block could be better
  • Could impact speed for some older PCs
  • Sometimes buggy but usually fixed
I’d recommend using Webroot DNS Protection for a variety of use cases. These include, as mentioned, security, privacy and visibility for protecting IT infrastructure and workplace users. This is especially important to extend protections to hybrid workers who may not have as much access to standard IT services. I like the phishing protection and content filtering services.
  • Content filtering
  • Phishing protection
  • Malware blocking
  • Streamlined safety for org
  • Protection against dangerous attacks
  • Reduced IT service needs
Damith Low | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization we use Webroot DNS Protection to automatically prevent, protect, detect and block malware threats/attacks and other risks. Webroot DNS Protection is a secure, easy-to-use platform that provides an enterprise-grade security solution to protect your company's network, devices, email, and web traffic. Finally, it is the right security solution to meet the needs of our companies, including monitoring and controlling secure access to our website.
  • User-friendly interface makes setup and management easy
  • Easy to integrate with existing security solutions such as firewalls and antivirus programs.
  • Protects against unexpected threat attempts or attacks.
  • Generate detailed reports to gain insight into threats.
  • Integration with G-Suite, O365, Active Directory, SIS, etc.
  • Increase the number of third-party integrations.
  • It can be expensive to implement, depending on the size of the network.
  • It does not offer additional features and options beyond basic protection.
Webroot DNS Protection is suitable for a business with a small local network without a robust security infrastructure.This is an affordable, easy-to-deploy network security platform recommended for small businesses looking to take advantage of the protection provided by Webroot DNS Protection by blocking network threats. It has an intuitive user interface, easy to configure, and is based on real-time threat protection to identify and block threatening websites.The solution is easy to implement and manage, making it an excellent choice for small to medium-sized businesses.
  • It is a centralized platform.
  • Helps to apply web access policies.
  • DNS-based security.
  • Easy to implement.
  • Advanced DNS filtering to prevent malicious domains and IPs from reaching our network.
  • It is a centralized platform, easy to use, completely affordable. It provides a completely positive return on investment by providing a higher level of security and better performance for our organization.
DNS Filer and Webroot DNS Protection are platforms that offer complete protection at the network level and many content control options, which means that they are easily adapted to our needs.They are completely robust network protection solutions, positively providing complete protection at the network level. Finally, Webroot DNS Protection is recommended for its ease of use and because it increases network security, that is, it helps keep the network secure and protects the data of any organization.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Webroot DNS protection secures the web traffic of a PC to add a further layer to the defence in depth approach. We found it difficult to sell more expensive products to our cheapest customers, and this was a good solution to that. We sometimes use Webroot's AV solution, which made it a comfortable upsell.
  • Easy to install with the AV client
  • managed from a web page
  • good choice of URL categories for blocking
  • No discount for using both the AV and the DNS filtering
  • Redirection is pretty slow
  • As Webroot is a company that caters to the SMB and customers looking for a cheap solution, the threat protection is not that great compared to some of its competitors
If you already have Webroot AV, it makes sense to continue with the same vendor. It's pretty cheap compared to some solutions, so it might be the case that it's this or nothing, in which case this is a no brainer.

If you are an MSP, this is an easy product to sell, and requires very little maintenance. you do need to monitor it but it runs itself most of the time.

If you are a customer with >50 users, you should really be looking for a product that is a bit higher up the food chain.
  • Managed from the same GUI as the AV client
  • Bypass is a bit better designed than some competitors
  • Logging is found in the Web GUI and is fairly intuitive
  • MSP dashboard is a nice bonus
  • Much reduced time spent on malware issues at small business customers
  • Slightly increased revenue as this fills a space that didn't used to exist in our stack
  • Customers satisfaction went up due to the added ability to block certain content quickly and easily
It's pretty similar when you compare it to the DNS filters of other AV vendors. They're all additional offerings to the core solution of an AV. I would say if you're on Trend Micro and you're thinking of moving to Webroot, it's really a sideways step, but it's certainly a big improvement to have this product over nothing at all. It's pretty cheap, easy to manage, and definitely offers value for money due to the big leap in security this will give your business.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Webroot DNS Protection is a security product that uses DNS (Domain Name System) to protect an our network from malicious websites and other online threats. A job it does incredibly well.

To use Webroot DNS Protection in an organisation at the most basic implementation level, an administrator would first need to some configuration with the Webroot product on the organisation's DNS server. This could be done by changing the DNS server settings to point to Webroot's DNS servers, or by configuring a DNS forwarder to forward requests to Webroot's servers. Once configured, Webroot DNS Protection automatically blocks access to known malicious websites and other online threats. This is then used to help protect the organisation from malware, phishing, and other types of cyber attacks. Our main use cases for Webroot within the business is protecting employees from accidentally visiting malicious websites while browsing the internet and enforcing organisational policies regarding internet usage.
  • Enforcing organisational policies regarding internet usage, such as blocking access to certain types of websites (e.g., gambling, social networking, etc.)
  • Prevent malware infections
  • Protection from various phishing attempts
  • Further integration with other webroot products
  • Improved visual documentation
  • Better support desk
Webroot is very easy to setup and configure, while offering some fantastic best of breed protection. It can do a lot and offer enough to a business quick enough to justify its cost very quickly and effectively. The DNS protection on offer is very well suited and will grow alongside the organisation.
  • Easy DNS protection
  • Reduced instances of virus Infection
  • Reduced instances of malware infection
  • Easy migration from previous platform
  • Less infection reports since implementing
  • More internal support tickets raised for blocked websites
Ultimately Webroot DNS protection offered the same level of protection required from the organisation at a lower entry and yearly cost compared to the competitors at the time of review. The migration path both from the old product and to any further products are also a lot easier when directly compared.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
We are using Webroot DNS as part of our MSP program. We utilize this service to help protect our client's networks.
  • Policies by IP, Groups, and even by device.
  • Cloud based, no hardware.
  • Protects at the domain which helps support our at workstation level protection.
  • Technology and SAAS platforms are always evolving.
  • Platform console ease of use.
DNS protections is necessary everywhere. There are options in the market place, but Webroot has it priced right and easy to implement into your MSP Platform.
  • Network stability of our clients
  • Hard to prove ROI until you have had fallen victim to an attack that you were not prepared for.
Webroot stacks right up with the top vendors in this tier. Priced right and MSP ready.
Comodo cWatch, Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), Webroot SecureAnywhere
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