Another question coming to me it has been a productive morning thus far, I use Edge as my primary browser, when I pop to IE I see that the Webroot filtering extension is there and active, but see no such notice in Edge.
Will this tech be added so that I can take advantage of it in the new microsoft browser?
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Currently, we don't have any extensions within the browser, which means that you won't see a website's rating or the checkmarks but we do still block malicious pages within the Edge browser.
Sorry about that! Tell Satya Nadella to let the Edge Team step it up ;)
By the way, I've seen several add-ons for Edge, so why isn't it up to Webroot to resolve this issue rather rather than MS? I'm genuinely interested to understand more.
And I am sure that they are not about to divulge the details as to why that is...for obvious reasons.
So i should not use webroot if i use edge cause none of the protection will work?
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No, you are not the only Edge user here...I also use it and I am sure that there are a number of others who do also.
In terms of protection when running Edge I should point out that 95% of the WRSA protection related to browsing is handled by WRSA itself, i.e., it is not dependant on the extension being present or not. The extension basically provides the reporting of the reputation analysis that Webroot provide against web sites so not have the extension when using Edge means that you will not be notified of which web sites proffered via the main search engines are safe, suspicious, dangerous, etc.
Should you venture onto one of those sites you will still be protected by WRSA in terms of attacks, drive by downloads, etc.
Hope that helps?
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With the increasing adoption of Win 10 and the Edge browser we have been looking into ways we can continue to protect our customers against browser based/phising attacks. Although it has been on our roadmap, we have had to push it due to the limitations from microsoft.
Good news is that our Web threat shield team has been working closely with microsoft in figuring out a way we can continue to protect our customers on the edge browser and have come up with an approach that works. It is still in the concept stages but we have prioritized this feature and hope to release early next year.