Webroot Unifies Best of Breed Solutions for Superior End Point Security



    Webroot's Rebranded Corporate Security Solution Brings HIPS, Simplified
Network Deployment to the Enterprise Desktop to Protect Against the Most
Dangerous Types of Malware

    BOULDER, COLO., August 7 /CNW/ - Webroot Software, Inc., a leading
provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets,
today announced the release of Webroot(R) AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with
AntiVirus. In addition to compatibility with the Windows Vista(TM) operating
system, key new features include Active Directory integration for simplified
network deployment, Behavioral Genotype protection from Sophos(R) which
analyzes viral behavior to prevent it from executing, and the latest updates
to Webroot's award-winning antispyware technology.

    Spyware has rapidly climbed the list of enterprise security threats and
now ranks as one of the leading threats facing corporations today. According
to Gartner, "By the end of 2007, 75 percent of enterprises will be infected
with undetected, financially motivated, targeted malware that evaded their
traditional perimeter and host defenses." (Source: Gartner, Inc., Gartner's
Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2007 and Beyond, by Neil
MacDonald et al, December 1, 2006.)

    "Spyware is growing and changing as the financial motivation has brought
an entirely new level of sophistication. Additionally, virus outbreaks
continue to cause significant financial damage while becoming harder to detect
through established methods. Together they are causing increasing network
downtime, decreased productivity, mounting legal and compliance fees and
significant brand destruction due to data loss," said Peter Watkins, CEO,
Webroot Software. "Today's enterprises need a simpler solution to combat these
increasingly complex threats. We have improved our existing solutions by
seamlessly integrating best of breed antispyware and antivirus at the desktop,
extending their ability to marginalize unknown threats with HIPS and
Behavioral Genotyping, and by streamlining deployment with Active Directory
Integration."

    As a signal of its intention to broaden its security offerings, Webroot
has re-branded its existing product line in this release. Webroot AntiSpyware
Corporate Edition with AntiVirus and Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition
represent the newly branded versions of Webroot SME Security 3.1 and Spy
Sweeper(R) Enterprise 3.0, respectively. Registered customers can upgrade
their existing Webroot security solutions to the newly released versions at no
cost.

    "As the clearly acknowledged leader in antispyware, Webroot has just
substantially improved its capabilities by combining with the new antivirus
behavioral capability and HIPS in preventing attacks by undefined malware,"
added Watkins. "We feel that our lead over the competition just got a lot
bigger by providing a superior solution. Many of the AV vendors today have
lead IT managers into believing that they are protected while many of the
industry analysts will tell you that it's not the truth."

    New and Enhanced Features

    Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus includes new and
enhanced features in both its antispyware and antivirus protection:

    --  New Active Directory Integration. Provides customers with the ability
to import groups and users into the Webroot management console for ease of
client management and installation;

    --  New Sophos Behavioral Genotype Protection. This new feature from
Sophos analyzes behavior before code executes, without creating a false
positive problem and without deploying separate software. It also provides
benefits of a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) and allows the solution
to guard against unknown malware threats;

    --  New Windows Vista Compatibility. The new version is now compatible
with Windows Vista. In a competitive analysis, Webroot blocked 100 percent of
malware compared to only 16 percent by Windows Vista's default malware
blocking application;

    --  Enhanced Proactive Real-time Threat Protection. Through the use of
powerful on-write, on-read, and on-execute Smart Shields, the solution
proactively blocks spyware threats during read operations and before files can
write or install on the end-user's workstation. These shields protect the most
common threat entry points including changes to system memory, registry
entries, host files, startup processes, browser-hijackings and many other
security settings; and,

    --  Enhanced Spyware Detection, Trace and Real-time Threat Reports.
Additional powerful reporting options provide network administrators the
ability to track and report on instances of spyware through updated
quarantine, trace detail, single spy and shield event reports. New reports
also help justify product efficacy and value.

    Webroot Quality

    Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus is the latest in a
line of acclaimed business solutions, and includes the following features
companies have come to expect from Webroot:

    --  Award-Winning Protection. Independent testing by VeriTest determined
Webroot to be at least 40 percent more effective in identifying and removing
spyware such as Trojans and keyloggers compared to Symantec, McAfee, Trend and
Sunbelt Software. Sophos' antivirus technology has been certified by Virus
Bulletin, a leading independent antivirus research company, 38 times since
1998, placing it in the top tier of antivirus protection providers;

    --  Flexible, Centralized Management. Corporate Webroot customers manage
both antispyware and antivirus functions from a single web-based management
console, making even global administration easier;

    --  Minimal Impact on Desktop Performance. Because both the antispyware
and antivirus scanning processes are optimized for speed and efficiency,
scanning can be initiated in the background or scheduled for after-hours to
minimize any impact to desktop performance. This scanning technology allows
for desktops to be completely disinfected in a single operation; and,

    --  Scalability. Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus is
designed to operate on any sized network and protects customers ranging from
small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises. Because of this
scalability, the solution can expand to meet all growing business needs.

    Pricing and Availability

    Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus is currently
available for purchase, as well as the stand-alone version, Webroot
AntiSpyware Corporate Edition, for those looking only for antispyware
protection. Both versions will be available in French, German and Japanese.
Potential customers can visit www.webroot.com for more information regarding
upgrading their current Internet security solutions. Both versions are backed
by free local support that includes 24/7/365 access to a robust knowledge
base, toll-free telephone access to a knowledgeable staff, and free product
and defense updates for the duration of a subscription.

    ABOUT WEBROOT

    Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry-leading security software for
consumers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. The
Boulder, Colorado-based company is privately held and backed by some of the
industry's leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover
Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Webroot products consistently receive
top review ratings by respected third-party media and have been adopted by
millions globally. Available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis,
Webroot products can be found at www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading
retailers worldwide. To find out more visit www.webroot.com or call
1-800-772-9383.

    (C)2007 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, Spy Sweeper
and Child Safe are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software,
Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are
properties of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Webroot Software, Inc. Robert Berger,
303-442-3813, ext. 153 rberger@webroot.com or 104 West Partners Matt Otepka,
206-855-7826 matt.otepka@104west.com

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