Webroot is the root of our web defense.
June 13, 2014

Webroot is the root of our web defense.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection
  • SecureAnywhere Mobile Protection
  • SecureAnywhere Web Security Service

Overall Satisfaction with Webroot

We use Webroot across the entire organization as an antivirus solution and web filtering solution to prevent users from accessing questionable sites and content.
  • Low resource usage
  • Quick implementation of changes and updates
  • Central Monitoring and Reporting
  • Desktop Web Proxy service could use more bandwidth. Despite making exceptions via the Browser Bypass list, sites still load slightly slower than they would if there were no filtering software in place.
  • Having the web-based central admin portal is really nice for administering changes to the environment.
  • Since the product uses very little resources on the PC, we experience no performance impacts on our PCs such as random scans, slow start up, application launching, etc.
I have not had the opportunity to try out other AV or web filtering products in my production environment, however through personal use of numerous other AV products over the years I can attest that Webroot is a product that will bug you the least in terms of notifications, pop-ups, etc.
The Web Filtering Software (DWP) does a solid job of allowing us to easily manage which sites our users are allowed to access, and even provides the ability to coach users on their use of non-work related sites such as Facebook.
It's easy to renew with Webroot, their support is very attentive and highly available. However if you do choose to change products, they even provide means of removing the software from your endpoints via the admin portal which is very convenient.
There's nothing actually bad about Webroot and how it handles itself. However, in organizations where computers are frequently recycled and put back into production it can become a chore to maintain an accurate list of active endpoints, and endpoints which have been removed as the web portal cannot track when an endpoint is removed vs. has simply been offline for some time.