Webroot Endpoint Protection Overview and Setup

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What is the purpose of Webroot Endpoint Protection

Webroot Endpoint Protection is a Cloud enhanced Antivirus tool.  The purpose is to protect your team and their computers from malware, viruses, trojans and ransomware.

Setup Procedure

The steps for setting up Webroot are:

  • Setup your Webroot portal
  • Modify your policies
  • Create your relevant groups
  • Install Webroot on all computers

Portal Setup

You will be given an admin login by your Webroot partner.  The first thing to do is login and then add any other admins, which need to monitor and control your Webroot setup.

Policies

The default policies are a great balance of performance and security.  However, it is worthwhile going through each setting to ensure that it will work for your organisation both in terms of the level of security and to ensure that everyone can perform their roles.  For example preventing anyone accessing or editing the “hosts” file on machines is good practice, but if you use this for old systems then that could break a critical system.

Create Groups

We would only create multiple groups if you want to assign different policies to that group.  For example you may wish to run different scan schedules, therefore this would need two policies and relevant groups.  However, if you are not doing this then just have one group.

Install Webroot

To install Webroot simply click on the resources tab and right click on the Windows Download link.  This will provide a link similar to http://downbox.webrootanywhere.com/wsasmeexe/uniquecodeexe.  If you run your link on any machine it will automatically install Webroot in around a minute.  To install it on multiple computers ThreatAware recommend using Group Policy or psexec.

Setup Complete

All of your computers should now appear in the Webroot console.  With ThreatAware you will be able to easily track and monitor the health of your computers from a single dashboard.