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Webroot DNS Protection Alternative

Webroot is a long time American software company made famous for it’s anti-spyware solution Spy Sweeper. Since then Webroot has ventured into other products and launched their DNS filtering product most recently.  Webroot is now owned by OpenText.

How We’re Similar

Both Webroot and ScoutDNS offer a variety of content categorization with rich policy customization. ScoutDNS and Webroot offer direct to customer and MSP/reseller pricing.

How We’re Different

ScoutDNS offers a cleaner and more simple to navigate business class modern web UI.  With our global anycast network, customers receive optimal performance with maximum network resiliency.  Using object based configuration, administrators can manage and make changes across one to any number of protected networks with ease. With single click allow/block list additions, real time DNS RDATA/message inspection, and  aggregate views by TLD, record type, and more, ScoutDNS customers receive a best in class experience. ScoutDNS also offers special pricing just for nonprofits.  All this makes ScoutDNS a great Webroot DNS Protection alternative.

What Customers Say

Customers choose ScoutDNS for easier to navigate data insights, a more user friendly UI experience, and significantly lower cost per user.

ScoutDNS vs. Webroot

Features ScoutDNS Webroot DNS
Global Anycast Network


Machine Learning Based Categorization
Safe Search & YouTube Safe Mode

No YouTube modes

Multi-Tenant with Single Log-in
Role Based Access
30 Days Log Access


TLD Filtering

As Blocklist Only

Inspect Raw RDATA/Message


ScoutDNS Advantages


Powerful Reporting

Searchable logs, Category, TLD, and Record Type aggregate view, full message inspection


TLD Filtering

Create and mange top level domain filtering lists for a zero trust TLD internet policy.

Group 41055

Save up to 85%

Most ScoutDNS customers will save significantly compared to Cisco Umbrella.

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