Webroot Expands Industry-Leading Malware Protection With Real-Time Classification and Protection From Malicious Web Sites

    New release of Webroot(R) Web Security SaaS provides real-time phishing
protection, prevents users from bypassing Web filtering policies, and improves
reporting capabilities

    BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading security
provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the
release of a new version of Webroot(R) Web Security SaaS, including
significant enhancements to deliver innovative, proactive anti-phishing
detection; policy enforcement despite the use of anonymizer or proxy bypass
sites; and more robust reporting capabilities. The software-as-a-service
solution prevents Web-based threats by delivering proactive Web filtering
protection in the cloud, eliminating the need for additional hardware or
software and stopping threats before they ever reach the network.

    "As the volume and complexity of Web-based attacks rapidly increase,
organizations that have no protection in place or have deployed first
generation solutions such as appliances and software are struggling to
maintain security while already limited resources are taxed even further,"
said Peter Watkins, CEO of Webroot.  "The new enhancements to Webroot Web
Security SaaS continue to raise the bar by delivering complete, proactive
protection against even the newest Web-based malware and phishing scams.
Organizations are able to maintain control over their networks, free up IT
resources and prevent dangerous and costly security breaches."

    "IDC believes the Web will increasingly be used as the threat vector of
choice by hackers and cybercriminals to distribute malware and perpetrate
financial fraud and corporate espionage," said Brian Burke, Program Director
of Security Products, IDC. "As compromises of popular Web sites become more
common, it will no longer be sufficient for businesses to block access to only
those inappropriate Web sites that often contain malicious code. Now more than
ever, comprehensive and proactive Web security is a vital part of corporate

    "The new enhancements to Webroot Web Security SaaS improve our security
and reduce the time our IT staff spends dealing with anonymizer sites and
phishing scams," said Leo Fredette, Systems Administrator, Massachusetts
Association of Insurance Agents. "Plus, the new reporting automation feature
saves administrators even more time, which is invaluable to us and all IT
departments faced with shrinking resources. We're able to easily monitor user
activity and ensure our network isn't endangered through online surfing."

    Some of the new features in the latest version of Webroot Web Security
SaaS are:
    --  Real-Time Anti-Phishing Protection: Advanced heuristics provide
        complete, real-time protection against even the newest phishing sites
        without the need for traditional signatures or URL list-based
    --  Dynamic Anonymizer & Proxy Bypass Detection: Organizational Internet
        use policies are enforced despite user attempts to circumvent them
        through the use of even the newest common and custom anonymizer or
        proxy bypass sites.
    --  Expanded Reporting: New reporting tools provide robust capabilities to
        view malware detection and user behavior across the organization, as
        well as options to save regularly used charts and schedule delivery of
        customized reports.

    The latest version of Webroot Web Security SaaS is available now as a
free upgrade for all existing customers in North America and the United
Kingdom. Webroot Security SaaS solutions are backed by 24x7x365 web, email and
phone support and include free updates for the duration of a subscription. To
learn more about Webroot Security SaaS, please visit:

    Webroot provides industry-leading security solutions to consumers,
enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. For more
information, visit us online or call 800.772.9383.

    (C) 2009 Webroot Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Webroot is a
trademark or registered trademark of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.


For further information:

For further information: Marcella Mazzucca of Webroot Software, Inc.,
+1-732-530-3925, mmazzucca@webroot.com Web Site: http://www.webroot.com

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