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What’s new at Carbonite + Webroot: January, 2022

  • 27 January 2022
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What’s new at Carbonite + Webroot: January, 2022
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New Year, new progress at Carbonite + Webroot. We kicked off this year with a major security awareness training release, an expansion of SafeSearch for our DNS protection and an update to the Webroot management console. Read on for full details…

Webroot® Security Awareness Training
Webroot Security Awareness Training starts 2022 with our biggest release to date, featuring new releases across all of training course publishers, in all languages, and a strong set of phishing simulation assets to support the upcoming international Data Privacy Week initiative from the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

What is being released?

  • Data Privacy course from Webroot (preview)
  • QR Phishing course from NINJIO (preview)
  • Multifactor Authentication course from Awaretrain (German preview)
  • 20 Updated courses from SAP Litmos
  • Nine email phishing templates from recent Microsoft and Lifelock attacks
  • Three lure pages from recent Microsoft and DocuSign attacks
  • And one new Webroot-branded Training Invite template by customer request

Webroot® DNS Protection

 

What is being released?

The DNS Core is the server component of Webroot DNS protection and is responsible for fielding and filtering all DNS requests. This revision of the DNS Core includes functionality to support the expansion of SafeSearch to include Bing, DuckDuckGo and the YouTube Strict and Moderate options. In addition, code security has been improved while the Core has been redesigned to be more resilient to reduce the chance of DNS resolution failures.

 

Webroot Management Console

 

What is being released?

This version of the Webroot management console includes new features like USB Block activation, Local Echo IP for DNS, additional DNS filtering and DNS policy usage reporting on policy creation screens. We are also re-adding features from the legacy endpoint protection console, including access to all agent commands, endpoint install into group and deactivated endpoint management. Finally, the DNS policy creation screen received a significant update.

 

USB blocking improves security for endpoints that interact with external data sources and will now be available to admins through the console. Local Echo IP, additional filtering, and policy usage help admins create more powerful DNS policies. While we previously offered 11 of the most-used agent commands, with 6.3 we now support the remaining 20, giving admins 31 ways to control endpoints from the console. Installing endpoints into site groups, managing deactivated endpoints, and the DNS policy creation rewrite also greatly improve the console user experience.

 

An update to the Console will include a cookie acceptance banner, seen here.

 


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Hi @TylerM ,

 

I am excited to see the updates to the console - very nice!  I’m disappointed, however, that the renamed endpoints still don’t appear.  This requires me to continue using the old console.  Can you confirm this is still on your roadmap?

 

 

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@BrianB23 

Let me introduce myself. I’m Chris and I’m the PM for the console. I’ve been at Webroot for over 15 years, with most of that time in support. Now I’m taking on the responsibility of being accountable for all things Console.

The good news is… this feature will be coming in our next release. I don’t currently have a date for the release, but I’ll be happy to share one once we have it.

The feature will be backwards compatible with the EP console. Any entries changed there and vice versa will appear in the Management Console.

I also wondered if you’d like to jump on a quick call with me at some point to discuss the console in general.  I’d love to have some real world feedback. If you’d like to do that please drop me a PM and I can set something up.

 

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@csaunders thanks for the prompt reply.  I’m thrilled this is still in the pipeline and close to being published.  Well done!

Regarding the call, I’d be happy to make the time; however, I honestly haven’t used the new console at all.  As soon as I login, I immediately go to the old console because of the naming issue.

I look forward to using the new console once this issue is resolved.  I then will be in a better position to hopefully provide you more meaningful feedback.  Until then, your eject button to get to the old console works fine… ha ha.

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Thanks Chris!

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@csaunders thanks for the prompt reply.  I’m thrilled this is still in the pipeline and close to being published.  Well done!

Regarding the call, I’d be happy to make the time; however, I honestly haven’t used the new console at all.  As soon as I login, I immediately go to the old console because of the naming issue.

I look forward to using the new console once this issue is resolved.  I then will be in a better position to hopefully provide you more meaningful feedback.  Until then, your eject button to get to the old console works fine… ha ha.

So actually, you could be an ideal person to talk to! I’m keen to understand the use cases for navigating down to the EP console.

If you could spare me some time I’d really appreciate it!

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Does anyone even still use DuckDuckGo?

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Does anyone even still use DuckDuckGo?

I do on brave browser. I tried out brave’s search, but it’s not as good yet and duck duck go is superior to google at times. I like playing with them all really, bing can get good image searches 

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