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Extra defence against cybercrime: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus


As part of our ongoing battle against cybercrime, we are continually looking at the ways we can improve, as well as expand our Security Services portfolio. Recently, we have switched to Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for our CMI Managed Endpoint Antivirus service. Webroot is the lightest and fastest AV on the market and the only true cloud AV. It offers next-generation protection for endpoints and users alike, powered by Webroot BrightCloud® threat intelligence.

We have outlined below some of the benefits of Webroot that played a factor in our change:

1. Easy to deal with

Any vendor we partner with must be easy to deal with. We look for best of breed suppliers who are organised and have the tools, systems and processes in place to provide us with their best of breed product, so we spend more time supporting and managing our clients.

2. Antivirus and anti-malware combined

Most businesses are aware that downloading unknown files can leave your network vulnerable to viruses and worms, but do not always take the necessary steps to safeguard against general web surfing.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus offers anti-malware as well as antivirus functions, meaning that it stops the viruses and worms that you may inadvertently download, and also protects you during web surfing sessions by blocking harmful websites. Webroot takes down spyware that tries to deceive you, or exploit vulnerabilities in your operating systems.

3. Fast machine scans

As part of the Managed Antivirus Service we setup, configure and manage the antivirus scans on your device. We liked the way Webroot scans were thorough but quick, therefore having little or no effect on user productivity. 

Once set up by our experts, Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus scans data, blocks viruses that it detects, and even removes malware that is already lodged in your computer.

4. Refined threat detection

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus looks at your computer’s registry, operating system files and applications to give a list of threats. Having the latest threat signatures does not protect against a brand new, zero-day threat, so Webroot uses other ways to detect threats based on their behaviours or by comparison with known threat families.

5. Secure permissions

As part of the Managed Service, we can set up different permissions that will enable you to give or restrict user access to certain functions. The settings will also help to protect your device from malware and virus attacks that attempt to change the antivirus settings without your knowledge.

We encourage our clients to use multiple security products and services and not rely on one vendor or service. Even if you have two elements that overlap, this is a good thing because it will provide better protection. When you buy Managed Security Services from us, you can rest assured that our experts are on hand to correctly configure all the services to maximise your protection.

If you want further information about this or any of our other services, contact us today.

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Darron Millar

Written by Darron Millar

Previously the technical director for BTA that CMI acquired in 2019, Darron is our Technical Solutions Director. He's responsible for the delivery of change projects to our clients; anything from small upgrade projects or large scale modern workplace transformation projects. Darron also works with a number of our clients as their CIO to provide them with his unique blend of technical and commercial expertise. As a keen golfer, he's often found on the golf course at the weekend, (we think Victoria has enough of him in the office during the week!)

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