03.29.13 SC Magazine │Web-based malware threats primary challenge for industry pros
As the threat landscape continues to expand, web-based malware threats are what keep security professionals up at night, according to a recent survey.
03.29.13 Channelnomics │ Web Threats Still Channel Opportunity
The answer appears obvious. Going forward it's likely that traditional Web-based solutions aren't going to cut it – and will likely fall short as Web threats become increasingly targeted and complex.
03.27.13 Channelnomics │ Webroot Alliance Expands MSP Presence
The combined managed services solution has a great appeal with Webroot's core SMB target market segment, largely because of its ease-of-use and deployment features.
03.18.13 Channelnomics │ Webroot Debuts Per-User Licensing Program
SaaS security firm officially launched a flexible user-based licensing model, a move that gives partners a bit of a leg up in mobility markets as they face looming competition from rivals sharpening mobile device management prowess.
03.05.13 CRN │ Security Researchers Discovers New Java Attack Toolkit
Security researchers at Webroot have uncovered a dangerous new automated attack toolkit made to conduct Web-based attacks targeting Java vulnerabilities.
03.01.13 CSOonline │ Prices fall, services rise in malware-as-a-service market
Prices are falling and the number of services is increasing as developers in the online underground compete fiercely for criminals looking to purchase botnets and other tools to mount cyberattacks.
02.22.13 Denver Business Journal │ Webroot goes mobile for network security
The Broomfield-based software company, through a series of products it's developed since 2010, now aims to be the cybersecurity service that helps corporate IT managers protect computer networks.
02.15.13 Boulder County Business Report │ Product Update
Webroot Software Inc. launched its Security Intelligence for Networks Suite tailored toward network security-solution providers including next-generation firewalls and managed-security service providers.
02.14.13 The Register │ Spammers unleash DIY phone number slurping web tool
However, these services might easily lend themselves to helping along more ambitious scams, such as flooding out a bank's call centers to prevent early reports of card fraud cash-out operations, according to Webroot.
02.06.13 Channelnomics │ Webroot Targets Network Security Partners
Webroot is getting into the networking game and bringing solution providers along with it. To that end, the cloud security firm launched Intelligence for Networks Suite, and is aiming its related service efforts squarely at network security solution providers.
01.24.13 SC Magazine | Webroot launches suite of SDK's and APIs
Webroot has launched a portfolio of internet security solutions to offer mobile technology providers easily deployable services for mobile.
01.24.13 Channelnomics | Webroot Partners to Boost Mobile Prowess
The approach has merit. Partnering with existing MDM providers gives Webroot immediate market traction with a well-established and loyal customer base. Undoubtedly Webroot's strategy enables partners to expand into mobile markets while keeping energies in their core competencies.
01.24.13 ChannelPro | Network Webroot's 'Security Intelligence for Mobile Suite' Hits the Channel
The collection of security solutions is designed to enable mobile technology providers a means of offering affordable security solutions of SMB and BYOD devices.
01.20.13 CRN | Webroot appoints new global channel chief
Security vendor Webroot is looking to build up its channel with the promotion of Charles Tomeo to the role of global channel boss.
01.17.13 Channelnomics | Webroot's Tomeo Takes Channel Chief Role
SaaS security firm Webroot Inc. is revving for a possible product expansion and new channel direction after appointing Charles Tomeo as vice president of worldwide channels and technical sales.
01.15.13 TMCnet | SOTI, Webroot Collaborate to Deliver Secure Enterprise Mobility
MobiControl V10 with Webroot Security Intelligence and secure Web browsing protects devices against malware and Web-based threats by scanning applications and files for viruses, spyware and Trojans automatically.
01.15.13 Channelnomics | Webroot, SOTI Partner in Mobile Security
The combination melds Webroot's security intelligence and secure Web browsing capabilities into SOTI's MDM solution MobiControl V10, equipping managed mobile devices with cloud-based anti-malware and threat protection.
01.15.13 SPAMFighter | News New Bogus E-Mails Supposedly from US Airways Push Malware
Researchers at Webroot disclose that the incident involves web-links that connect with sites harboring BlackHole the notorious attack toolkit that picks security flaws within software programs the victim runs, so malware can be thrust.
01.15.13 EnterpriseAppsTech | QA research shows network security weaknesses
According to Webroot research in November, over 80% of security execs believed that mobile devices culminated in a "high security risk within the corporate environment". And what of the human element? Human fallibility is also noted by QA, calling it "the threat from within".
01.10.13 PC Magazine | The Best Antivirus for 2013
In my malware blocking test, Webroot scored an impressive 9.9 of 10 possible points.
01.10.13 PCR | Webroot partners with CDG to extend UK channel reach
The firm says this new channel partnership builds on its existing partner network and further develops one of the most innovative distribution models in the UK.
01.10.13 ChannelBiz | Webroot Partners With CDG On Distribution Contract
The firm rebooted its partner programme to enhance managed service offerings around data protection, with a particular focus on its SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection.
01.09.13 MicroScope | Webroot hands distribution contract to CDG
Security-as-a-service specialise Webroot has selected software and services distie CDG to develop sales of its cloud-based endpoint protection product SecureAnywhere.
01.09.13 IT Europa | US internet specialist adds new distie in UK
The new partnership is aimed at strengthening Webroot's position in the UK as a cloud-based endpoint security provider and to accelerate its channel, as it says.
01.09.13 CRN | UK Webroot on channel push with CDG signing
Webroot is reinvigorating its channel programme with the signing of distributor CDG, which will take the vendor's solutions to its 60-strong reseller base.
01.07.13 USA Today | Security for personal mobile devices for work tightens
"Employees sought the ability to mix work during personal time and personal activities during work hours," says Chad Bacher, chief product officer at Webroot, a supplier of mobile-security services.
12.26.12 Channelnomics │ Webroot Expands Endpoint Channel to MSPs
"Webroot Inc. is revving up its New Year with a channel revision that extends endpoint security to managed services providers (MSPs) to give the software-as-a-service (SaaS) security firm a boost."
12.19.12 MSPMentor │ SaaS Security Specialist Webroot Reaches Out To MSPs
"The deal will enable Anittel to more effectively deliver and manage its customers' endpoint security from the cloud while lowering overhead costs, increasing productivity and maximizing recurring revenue."
12.17.12 CRN │ Calling All MSPs: Webroot's First Deal Is with LabTech
"Webroot has bolstered its channel partner program to make it easier for MSPs to deliver its Webroot SecureAnywhere Business -- Endpoint Protection with management automation and virtualized environment support."
12.16.12 Computer Active! │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus review
"SecureAnywhere is a well-designed program that places few demands on the PC and the remote management feature works well."
12.10.12 Computer Weekly │ Cloud: security threat or solution?
"Webroot backs up the low performance impact claim with benchmark tests by PassMark software in which the security supplier scored 78 out of 80 or 97.5%, compared with the 55 out of 80 or 69% scored by its closest competitor."
12.07.12 Boulder County Business Report │ Revamped Webroot feels more secure
"Webroot's success has been built on consumer Internet security software that blocks and removes viruses and malware. While the consumer market always will remain in Webroot's DNA, the company now is focusing more on sales to small- and medium-size businesses."
12.03.2012 IT Security Pro │ Webroot develops `single pane of glass' strategy when defending mobiles
"In use, the system plus software scans all the applications, files and SD cards on the smartphone or tablet, as well as providing a multi-layered, real-time protection to alert users of potential threats and unsecured device settings".
11.29.2012 IT Security Pro │ Defending the smartphone and tablet IT platforms in the workplace
"Steve Gold talks to Grayson Milbourne, director of threat research and Armando Orozco, a senior threat analyst, both of Webroot, about the security issues associated with defending smartphones and tablets in the workplace."
11.16.2012 eSecurity Planet │ BYOD Demand Grows as Vendors Offer Solutions
"The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon is real, and it's affecting the way that organizations need to deliver and secure access to IT infrastructure. A study from security vendor Webroot seems to confirm there are a large number of employee-owned devices."
11.16.2012 AppTechNews │ Webroot: Mobile workplace threats are "real and costly"
"According to research from Webroot, more than four in five security executives think that mobile devices make for a "high security risk within the corporate environment". The question again rears itself: if the risks with security are so obvious, why don't people take the plunge?"
11.15.2012 TechWeek Europe │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Extends Protection To Smartphone
"Security specialist Webroot has launched SecureAnywhere Business Mobile Protection, designed to provide smartphone protection for small and midsize businesses (SMBs)."
11.15.12 ITWire │ Webroot SecureAnywhere goes mobile
"We developed this product specifically with the SMB market in mind, to provide a security option for smaller organizations that might not need a full mobile device management solution," said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of Webroot products and strategy."
11.15.2012 eWeek │ BYOD Threats Require Additional IT Resources: Webroot
"Companies implementing BYOD programs face a number of security threats and are unprepared for potential incidents, a Webroot survey indicates."
11.14.2012 eWeek │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Offers Protection for Mobile Devices
"As more businesses with limited IT budgets turn to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs to boost employee productivity and mobility, endpoint security is becoming a rising concern."
11.14.2012 ITPro │ Webroot launches smartphone protection suite for SMBs
"The types of threats will continue to increase, and we're seeing that users need protection against web-based threats on their mobile devices, not just apps."
11.13.2012 CRN │ The Daily App: Mobile Protection For Android, iOS
"Mobile Protection includes over-the-air provisioning of real-time anti-malware software plus protection from malicious websites and lost or stolen devices. Think of it as a minimalist BYOD security policy for the flood of mobile devices being used in today's corporations."
11.13.2012 TechTarget │BYOD challenges deter enterprises from adopting policies, survey finds
"The effects of the bring your own device trend are deterring some companies from implementing formal policies to address it head-on, according to a new survey from Broomfield, Colo.-based security firm Webroot Inc."
11.13.2012 Help Net Security │ BYOD threats have infiltrated organizations
"Conducted by Webroot, the study exposes that the popular trend of allowing employees to use their smartphones and tablets at work is causing a significant drain on IT resources while at the same time putting corporate data at risk."
07.05.2012 IT Pro | Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint review
"The Webroot client is amazingly light and easy going on system resources, which makes it great for businesses which may have dated machines."
07.04.2012 USA Today | Military enlists Invincea to beef up Android security
"Malicious Android apps tracked by security firm Webroot rose 250% to more than 1,400 samples in January of this year, up from 400 circulating in July 2011. That's been followed by a 900% rise in the first six months of 2012 to the roughly 12,000 bad apps that Webroot tracks today."
07.02.2012 Android Authority | Best Android apps for privacy protection and security
Webroot Security and Antivirus offers a unique package that most big-name antivirus companies failed to include in their features. If you are looking for security on your phone, then Webroot Security and Antivirus is a great choice.
06.29.2012 Huffington Post | Paranoia Over Online Security Risks Is Increasing: Survey Says
"According to a survey from Internet security firm Webroot, 85 percent think using an unsecured computer is "very" or "extremely" risky. Despite the fear, 25 percent don't use any security software, and the same percentage use only free security software."
06.27.2012 PCMag | Webroot Tops AV-Comparatives Performance Test
"Webroot topped the list for least impact on performance, which matches the results of my own performance testing. AV-Comparatives rated it ADVANCED+ for performance, the highest rating."
06.26.2012 Computer Weekly | F5 and Webroot partner for security in the network
"F5 and Webroot have announced a partnership to tie-up their networking and security offerings to protect enterprise applications from external threats. The deal will see F5 incorporate Webroot's IP Reputation Services into its Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which runs on the company's BIG-IP network appliance. The result will be an extra tool to protect corporate networks without having to buy an extra piece of hardware or software."
06.18.2012 InfoSecurity | Fake anti-virus comes to Android – or does it?
"Webroot has reported the arrival of fake anti-virus, one of the most prevalent of PC threats, on the Android mobile platform. Beware of the Android Security Suite Premium – it's a trojan."
06.4.2012 TechNewsWorld | Flame is No Stuxnet
"The more security wonks learn about the Flame malware, it seems, the less of a threat they think it is. "The code is not armored at all, and while it has many different components which can make it marginally more time-consuming to reverse engineer than other threats, it doesn't have any of the covert methods or self-protection methods that smarter threats would have," said Webroot's Joe Jaroch."
06.3.2012 The New York Times | Expert Issues a Cyberwar Warning
"Joe Jaroch, a vice president at Webroot, an antivirus maker, says he first encountered a sample of Flame in 2007. He says he did not publicize the discovery because he did not consider the code sophisticated. "There are many more dangerous viruses out there," he said. "I would be shocked if this was the work of a nation state."
05.30.2012 NPR | Computer Security Companies Debate Flame's Origins
"Joe Jaroch is vice-president of an American computer security company called Webroot. He says his company blocked Flame back then and didn't think much of it. Joe: "We've definitely taken a closer look at it now. It's impressive in that it's gigantic."
05.28.2012 ARN | Webroot: Growth in Security
"Channel account manager, Kerri Mosley, chats about the security vendor's channel prospects and development strategies."
05.27.2012 Boulder Daily Camera | Cyber Threats Bring Increased Business for Boulder-area Data Security Firms
"On an average day, Webroot Software uncovers roughly 40,000 new and unique malware files that have slipped onto people's computers. Various cyberattacks -- dealt by the hands of curious hackers, organized crime units or enemy nation-states -- could inflict about $3 billion in damage globally this year, industry analysts project."
05.27.2012 PCWorld | Fill Your Mobile Security Toolbox
"Webroot SecureWeb Browser: Few security apps are available for iOS through the App Store, but you can find many secure Web browsers that offer extra features to lower your risk of stumbling upon a malicious website. For example, Webroot SecureWeb (free) will warn you about sites known for phishing and other malicious practices."
05.18.2012 IT Pro Portal | Webroot VP Talks Through Company's Innovations
"Jeff Santelices, vice-president of sales for Webroot, one of the world's largest privately held security companies, talks through the shift from consumer to enterprise security solutions. Webroot's lightweight security install and cloud-based approach means a lighter footprint on the device in question, say Santelices, who worked for a number of cloud applications and infrastructures before joining Webroot."
05.17.2012 MSNBC | 5 Ways Criminals Use Facebook
"When criminals hack a Facebook account, they typically use one of several available "brute force" tools, Grayson Milbourne, Webroot's manager of threat research for North America, told 24/7 Wall St. in an interview."
05.15.2012 The Wall Street Journal | Facebook's New R&D Machine
"All these moves haven't stopped some people from raising privacy concerns about the new format. "Timeline aggregates all posts you've ever done into the Timeline, and it basically could have posts that you don't want to be seen aggregated in there for people that shouldn't have seen and will now see them," said Jacques Erasmus, chief information and security officer at Internet security firm Webroot Inc."
05.11.2012 BizReport | More than half of adults 'concerned' about Facebook privacy
"Nearly one-third are 'very or extremely' concerned with Facebook privacy according to the Webroot study. Interestingly, men were slightly more concerned with Facebook privacy (57% vs. 55%) thank women. Globally speaking, Australian's (62%) are most concerned about privacy issues, followed by the US (58%), UK (54%) and Singapore (50%)."
05.01.2012 PCMag | Webroot Secure Anywhere Wins Prestigious Edison Award
"Named for Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards have honored "the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services" for 25 years. Innovative products, ideas, and services in a wide variety of categories can receive gold, silver, or bronze medals. Last week the 2012 honorees, over 130 of them, were revealed. Among the winners was Webroot's SecureAnywhere service, taking a bronze medal in the "Personal Safety / Security" category."
04.13.2012 PCWorld | Would You Rather Share Your Password or Drive Without a Seatbelt?
"Unless you're some sort of adrenaline junky like Jeb Corliss, you know better than to engage in certain risky behaviors like BASE jumping from the Empire State Building. According to a new survey from Webroot, though, a majority of people now consider online activity to be a greater risk than real-world activities."
04.13.2012 U.S. News and World Report | Widespread Android Virus Could Hide in Popular App Updates
'"In the next couple months, I'd expect a big Android attack that's going to be very widespread," says Jacques Erasmus, chief information security officer with Webroot, a cybersecurity company. "It's going to be Android, because it's an open platform—there's much less regulation in terms of the app store that makes it much easier for criminals to target. Obviously, the Apple user base is massive, but I think that attack is going to come later."'
04.10.2012 PC Mag | Flashback Ends Mac's No-Virus Reputation, Experts Say
'Joe Jaroch, VP Endpoint Solutions Engineering for Webroot, "it is tantamount to security suicide to run without a fully featured security product on a Mac operating system, especially within a corporation." Because Mac users assume that their hardware is impervious to any threat, "Mac threats have been a silent killer for the last several years."'
04.04.2012 SecurityWeek | Attackers Use US Airways Brand in Combined Spam and Malware Attack
"A spam campaign leveraging the US Airways brand in order to get attention is offering something far more sinister than reservation details and travel information. According to researchers at Webroot, the crooks behind the junk email campaign are using the Blackhole Exploit Kit in an effort to deliver various malicious payloads."
03.29.2012 Input Output | Malware is Changing. Fortunately, So Are Security Vendors' Approaches
"Other niche security vendors have begun to branch out to cover different infection avenues. For example, one of the leading browser scanning tools for many years has been Webroot. This month, they have come out with an enterprise version of SecureAnywhere."
03.26.2012 Virus Bulletin | AV-Test issues latest results summary
"Also putting in good performances were AVG's Internet Security (the paid-for version) and Symantec's Norton, both with 15 points, and Norman's Security Suite, Panda's Cloud Antivirus and Internet Security products, and Webroot's SecureAnywhere, all scoring 14.5."
03.02.2012 PCWorld | 6 Security Trends to Watch For
"These new forms of malware can identify when you've visited sites protected with SSL--the encryption technology used to keep data safe from prying eyes as it travels across the Internet--and it can grab your username and password before the encryption kicks in. In addition, these sorts of attacks, according to security software maker Webroot, will ignore all Web traffic except encrypted sites to filter out information that it isn't interested in."
02.26.2012 Network World | What's hot at RSA 2012
"Key features: Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection is a new cloud-based protection that takes the misery out of security by delivering the fastest, lightest, easiest to manage, and most effective endpoint protection available."
02.21.2012 SC Magazine UK | Webroot delivers business edition of SecureAnywhere
"Following the launch of the consumer edition in October 2011, the company said that SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection includes behaviour-based threat analysis to eliminate the need for signatures, as well as offline protection for machines inside or outside the corporate firewall."
2.20.2012 ZDNet Australia | Virtual malware labs are 'broken': Webroot
"In an interview with ZDNet Australia, Crispin Kerr said that the traditional method of analysing malware simply doesn't work anymore, and that greater emphasis needs to be placed on providing forensic analysis of unknown or suspicious-looking applications."
02.08.2012 Business World | US firm Webroot sets up Dublin HQ
"US-based Internet security as a service firm Webroot, has opened its new international headquarters in Dublin's George's Quay Plaza."
01.30.2012 Security Watch, PC Mag | Super Bowl XLVI: 6 Ways to Avoid an Online Scam
"One of the easiest things you can do is innoculate your PC with an anti-virus program. PCMag recommends Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (4.5 stars, Editors' Choice, $39.95 direct), which has extras to help fight ID theft."
01.27.2012 CBS, Money Watch | Protect your Android phone from pickpockets
"These days, practically your whole life -- professional and personal -- may be stored on your phone. That's convenient, but it's also dangerous. If your phone of choice is Android, you can take some precautions with Secure Anywhere Mobile. This Android app from software maker Webroot is designed to protect your identity if your phone is lost or stolen. It also can help you track it down."
01.17.2012 Laptop Magazine | Five Signs your PC is Infected
"To help spend less time fretting and more time deciding what your next steps should be, we enlisted the expertise of Jacques Erasmus, chief information security officer for Webroot, and Catalin Cosoi, global research director for BitDefender, both leading antivirus companies."
01.01.2012 Fox 8 | Webroot makes a comeback with SecureAnywhere Complete
"Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete enables you to manage security for all your PCs, tablets, and mobile devices from a single web portal -- via a single license. If you serve as "tech support" for your family, you can monitor and administer the software over the Internet, so you know their devices are protected."
12.28.2011 All Things Digital, Wall Street Journal blog | App-y New Year
"You might also want to check out an app that tempers your holiday wild side, such as the Webroot Sobriety Test app. Or an app that tests your cognitive abilities before you drunk-text, like the $.99 Textalyzer."
12.09.2011 Denver Business Journal | Workers' personal devices can pose risk to company security
"'You may have five different forms of security for your desktop device, and if you're not securing that Android phone on your network, you're dead,' said Dick Williams, CEO of Webroot, a Broomfield-based security software and technology maker. Williams was among the conference speakers, who included U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman; and top officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Air Force Space Command and other agencies."
12.05.2011 BBC News | Botnets: hi-tech crime in the UK
"'How do you make money from a botnet? Let us count the ways…if a kit is too technically challenging there are other ways to get hold of a botnet,' said Jacques Erasmus, a senior security researcher at Webroot. 'You pay and they basically infect people for you,' he said. Prices vary depending on which countries you want your victims to be based in. 'Thailand and India are cheap,' he said. "
11.28.2011 USA Today | Hackers prey on smartphone use at work during holidays
"Smartphone attacks are in their infancy compared to PC hacks. They mostly come in the form of malicious apps for games, music and ringtones that phone users get enticed to download, says Armando Orozco, mobile threats analyst at Webroot."
11.23.2011 eWeek | Shoppers Need Watch for Scams While Using Mobile Devices on Black Friday
"A recent study from Webroot found that nearly half of the respondents planned to use a smartphone or tablet to purchase holiday gifts this year and that Android and iOS users prefer using a mobile app rather than the mobile Web browser when shopping online."
11.17.2011 InformationWeek | 4 Security Issues SMBs Should Watch In 2012
"Webroot's CTO looks ahead and shares security predictions that will matter to small and midsize businesses."
11.07.2011 ZDNet | BEWARE - Rogue Android apps flood into alternative markets
"Android users beware...the bad guys are now building convincing-looking Android markets pushing rogue Android apps and malware. According to security firm Webroot, a lot of effort has been put into these sites."
10.16.2011 The Guardian | A workplace of progress
'Ian Moyse, EMEA channel director at cloud organisation Webroot, says customers need to consider there is still an immaturity in the market when it comes to what the technology can achieve. "A lot of customers approach cloud with exactly the same questions as they would do for a product, and in doing so they miss out on a lot of the diligence."'
10.04.2011 Cnet | New Webroot kicks off with micro-installer
"Scans are fast, the install was even faster, and there's quite a bit of solid value-added features in the premium versions."
10.04.2011 PC Mag | Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Complete
"Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is the smallest and lightest security suite ever."
10.04.2011 PC Mag | Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ AntiVirus
"The only perfect malware blocking score I've ever encountered in my years of testing."
09.21.2011 Channel Insider | The Surprising Truth About Corporate Security Policies
"Cynics, put this research in your pipes and smoke it: according to a new study out from Webroot, three quarters of employees really do try their best to adhere to company IT security policies."
09.21.2011 CRN | The Daily App: Webroot Mobile Security Basic for Android
"The CRN Test Center has, for years, liked and recommended Webroot security products that have focused on PCs.Now Webroot has launched its mobile product for Android devices, tablets and smart phones, so we wanted to give it a whirl. The app is a free download from the Android Market, and took just a minute or two to install."
09.15.2011 Tom's Hardware | Webroot Discovers BIOS Rootkit
"According to Webroot, Mebromi targets Award BIOS and attaches itself to it so it can infect a client computer over and over again. The malware then infects the master boot record to be able to infect winlogon.exe or winnt.exe to be able to use Windows to download additional malware."
09.07.2011 The Huffington Post | It's Official: We're Addicted To Social Media
"In a new survey from Internet security provider Webroot, 54 percent of respondents confess they feel some level of "addiction" to their social network of choice. Nearly half (46 percent) admit they visit their favorite social network several times a day or 'constantly.'"
08.29.2011 PC Mag | Webroot Totally Revamps Product Line
"I must say, this extremely different approach has me really looking forward to getting my hands on the SecureAnywhere products for testing."
08.19.2011 Infosecurity | Social networking is an exploitable internet addiction says Webroot
"Research just released by Webroot claims to show that social networking is a form of internet addiction. And because of this, the IT security vendor says the addiction can be exploited by cybercriminals."
08.17.2011 MSNBC | Mark Zuckerberg not your security daddy
"Is Mark Zuckerberg responsible for keeping our personal information safe on Facebook?" That's one of the questions Internet security firm Webroot posed to 4,000 users of social networks. The resounding answer: No.
08.10.2011 The Register | Rootkit gangs fight for control of infected PCs
"The original author of the TDL3 rootkit made two versions of TDL3. He kept the second version of the rootkit code for himself and sold the first version to the guys behind ZeroAccess," Jacques Erasmus of Webroot told El Reg.
08.03.2011 PC World | Experts disagree on Android call recording 'Trojan'
"Armando Orozco, Webroot threat research analyst, sits somewhere in between malware and legitimate app. He points out that the app uses tools available in Android--a Java class called MediaRecorder--and that it is far from the only app that does so."
07.27.2011 CRN | Webroot Broadens Reach With Tech Data Distribution Deal
"David Bennett, Webroot senior director of global sales, said that the deal was "fantastic news" for Webroot. 'This is an area where Webroot has not been in from a distribution perspective. It gives us significant scope and leverage and the ability to grow the Webroot brand,' he said. 'Really this gives us the ability to market, and position and train a greater number of resellers than we ever would have."
07.17.2011 Fox News | Don't Want to "Drink and Post?" There's an App for That.
"The Social Media Sobriety Test is a FREE download that can help with the embarrassment of "drunk posting" by not allowing you to do it in the first place. It was designed by Webroot, an Internet security company that jumped out of the mold of standard online security and into the world of personal responsibility."
07.02.2011 Tech News Daily | Youth More Likely to Have Security on Mobile Devices
"Millennials are more likely than older generations to protect their smartphones and tablets with security-related apps, according to data from Internet security firm Webroot."
06.28.2011 Yahoo! News | 5 Tech Mistakes Travelers Make on Vacation
"Internet security firm Webroot has identified the top five mistakes travelers make during the summer vacation and what you can do to prevent them."
06.13.2011 Computerworld | Google pulls more malware from Android Market
"Andrew Brandt, lead threat research analyst at Webroot, has also dug into Plankton. "It has the ability to remotely access a command-and-control [C & C] server for instructions, and upload additional payloads," Brandt said in an interview Friday. "It uses a very stealthy method to push any malware it wants to phone."
06.09.2011 MediaPost | Webroot Ads Use Humor In Online Security Effort
"It's time for the good people of Nigeria to reclaim their good name," Chris Benham, Webroot's chief marketing officer, tells Marketing Daily. "We're also saying it's very possible that there are attractive young women in your area looking for friends."
06.03.2011 Channel Pro | Channel firms need to wake up to cloud – whether they like it or not
"Ian Moyse, IT security expert and EMEA channel director at Webroot said: "At every level of the channel there is a vested interest in their legacy product-based business and they are worried about the cannibalisation of their existing revenue into a more effective, lower-cost model which is more erratically paid."
05.19.2011 SC Magazine UK | Are you redoing, reinventing or revolving security?
"I spoke with Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Webroot at the Infosecurity Europe show in April about the upside down concept, asking initially if that was what it was. 'The theme is adopted from a visibility to create awareness on the challenges that the security industry is facing, words are being used but it is not clear what things do, he said."
05.15.2011 eWEEK Europe UK | UK Bosses Ban Facebook Over Reputation Fears eWEEK Europe UK | UK Bosses Ban Facebook Over Reputation Fears
"The findings echo a survey carried out by Webroot last year which found that about half of UK and US small to medium-sized businesses banned their workers from accessing social networks at work."
05.04.2011 Read Write Web | New Apps for Your iPhone and Android
"A new way to safe safe on Android, Webroot's premium app blocks and removes malicious apps, protects your contacts and passwords, blocks phishing attempts, locates missing devices, stops unwanted calls and text spam, runs scans, analyzes the permissions given to apps and more."
04.21.2011 Fox News | Twitter Spam Breach: Tips for Users to Keep in Mind when Navigating the World of Social Media
04.11.2011 Infosecurity | Rogue Facebook application infects 5 million users in two days
"Webroot issued a warning late last week about a rouge Facebook application that infected nearly 5 million users in just 48 hours. This comes on the heels of a report from fellow security vendor GFI Software that it saw an increase in such applications targeting the social network in March."
04.06.2011 Cloud Pro | Concerted drive on security will benefit cloud says Webroot
"There needs to be a concerted effort to tackle the problem of security within cloud provider, says Gerhard Eschelbeck, the CTO of Webroot. The lack of any generally-accepted certification for these companies means that users are left unaware of how secure a cloud provider could be – an issue that could delay the take-up of cloud services."
04.05.2011 All Things Digital – Wall Street Journal Blog | Webroot Is Latest to Join Mobile Security Fray, Launching Android Product
"With Android security threats in the headlines, the need for software to protect against mobile malware has clearly moved from theoretical to tangible. The result is a push from both start-ups and traditional security firms, with Webroot becoming the latest software maker to offer a mobile-specific product"
03.29.2011 CRN | The Top 20 Cloud Security Vendors Of 2011
"Webroot pulls out all the stops when it comes to cloud security, wheeling and dealing with a Web Security Service, E-mail Security Service and E-mail Archiving Service, all in the cloud and all with no software or hardware required for protection."
03.28.2011 Network World | Anti-Virus Software Driving You Mad? 5 Fight-Back Tips
"My one-time colleague Andrew Brandt, a former tech journalist now working for Webroot, a security vendor, warns that the practice of stealth bundling is becoming all too common. A number of companies make a living by striking deals with vendors and tricking user into downloading all sorts of junk."
03.22.2011 Entrepreneur Magazine | Feet on the Ground, Head in the Cloud
"For the smallest entrepreneurial businesses, the biggest thing they can do is install anti-virus and malware software on all their computers and servers," says Jeff Horne, director of threat research at Broomfield, Colo.-based Internet security software company Webroot. "You would be amazed how many businesspeople put the anti-virus software on their workstations but not on their servers, where file-sharing viruses still have an impact."
03.11.2011 The Wall Street Journal | Cybercrooks Digging for Tax Data
"Jeff Horne, director of threat research for anti-virus vendor Webroot, says an email account he set up to attract and study these types of email has received over one million phony tax-related messages since November."
02.23.2011 Information Age | Security Award Winner: Webroot
"Security Award Winner: Webroot. [Customer] Reliance says that it chose Webroot for its breadth of functionality, including its ability to address Reliance's mobile security concerns."
02.18.2011 PC World | Your Smartphone: The Next Big Security Headache
"In fact, Patrick Kennedy, the Senior Director of Product Marketing with Webroot, sees this as the bigger threat toward smartphones right now. And not surprisingly, many of the smartphone security apps we've seen so far put a big emphasis on securing your personal data if your smartphone gets lost or stolen."
02.11.2011 IT Business Edge | Webroot: SMBs Spend 16 Days Per Month Managing Security
"According to a new survey by Webroot, SMBs spend roughly 16 eight-hour workdays each month managing their on-premise security infrastructure."
01.28.2011 eWeek Europe | Tax Filing Deadline Fuels Phishing Fears
"The HMRC deadline is a golden opportunity for scammers, however, and taxpayers are being hit with sophisticated email scams claiming to come from HM Revenue & Customs, says Jeff Horne, director of threat research at Webroot."
01.24.2011 Network World | Products of the Week
"The enhanced Webroot Email Security Service simplifies the management of securing individual users for channel partners, as well as for in-house IT administrators."
01.23.2011 eChannelLine | Webroot targets channel with new email security management release
"Webroot has announced the new release of Webroot Email Security Service, with the core enhancements responding to channel partner requirements and requests for improved management capabilities and ease of use."
01.10.2011 SC Magazine UK | Webroot email SaaS technology approved by Becta
"Webroot's email security service has been approved by the British Educational Communications Technology Agency (Becta) for use throughout schools and universities."
01.03.2011 Michigan Tech News | The Big Picture In Security Trends For 2011
"Gerhard Eschelbeck, the chief technology officer at Webroot, pulled out his crystal ball to predict where the security industry seems to be heading in the coming year, and where we anticipate threats and targets."
12.27.2010 PC World | Top Security Trends of 2010: A Look Back
"Andrew Brandt, lead threat research analyst at Webroot, states, "It was a big year for customizable, highly configurable, and very slick-looking exploit kits. Exploit kits are sold to malware distributors, and can instantly turn a Web server into a drive-by download site."
12.22.2010 eSecurity Planet | 5 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping
"In a recent Webroot survey, 55 percent of respondents said they plan to purchase at least half of their gifts online this holiday season, up from 38 percent in 2009."
12.13.2010 CBR Online | Security firms warn of 2011 mobile threats
"Trend Micro and Webroot both believe the proliferation of mobile usage in the enterprise will mean attacks targeted at these devices and their operating systems will increase."
12.03.2010 Network Computing | Web Security Services Put to the Test
"Webroot impressed us with its ability to execute proactive vulnerability scans against any system protected by its cloud. The vulnerability assessment results were linked to explanations of each vulnerability, along with remediation instructions."
11.26.2010 Silicon Republic | Webroot strikes deal with The Email Laundry
"The Email Laundry and OEM Webroot will enter into a partnership that will see Email Laundry's install base offered to Webroot's web security service as part of an expanded range of services their resellers can offer to customers."
11.24.2010 CBS News | Come Cyber Monday, Beware the Malware
"Employees should practice safe browsing. CNET contributor Lance Whitney wrote about some general tips for Web surfers from Webroot, including typing URLs in directly instead of following links and keeping a close eye on PayPal and other payment accounts."
11.24.2010 IT Business Edge | Half of SMBs Block Access to Facebook, Social Network Sites
"A recent survey commissioned by security firm Webroot yielded some interesting findings on the stance of small- and mid-sized businesses towards social networking sites. The survey was conducted on more than 1,000 SMBs from both the United States and United Kingdom, and determined that a significant number of companies either block or forbid access to social networking sites."
11.07.2010 Mashable | Don't Drink and Facebook: New Plugin Mitigates the Fallout
"This week, web security company Webroot released a new Firefox plugin called "The Social Media Sobriety Test" with the tagline, "Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m." The deal is simple, download the plugin and customize the settings for a variety of social media sites — from Facebook to MySpace to Tumblr (for the bloggers among us) to e-mail accounts like Gmail or Hotmail."
11.02.2010 Dark Reading | Cloud Fusion: Webroot Buys Prevx
"Security-as-a-service provider Webroot has purchased Prevx, a purely cloud-based antivirus provider in the U.K., with plans to extend the cloud security for clients to mobile devices as well."
10.22.2010 New York Times | A Campaign About Computer Security, Couched in Plain English
"Chris Benham, chief marketing officer at Webroot, founded 13 years ago and also based in Boulder, recently commissioned an online poll that asked more than 2,400 security software users in the United States and Britain to rate how strongly they agreed or disagreed with 18 statements about antiviral software."
10.18.2010 Information Week | Webroot Update Tracks Employee Usage Violators, Bandwidth Trends
"The latest version of Webroot's Security Service adds bandwidth trend tracking, both overall and for employees attempting to violate company usage and security policies."
10.12.2010 MSNBC | Young people dumber about online passwords
"In fact, 54 percent of this demographic has shared passwords with at least one person in the past year, according to research about Web users in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, conducted by Internet security service company Webroot."
10.07.1020 The Tech Herald | Trojan modifies core Firefox file to capture information
"Research from Webroot has discovered a Trojan that overwrites one of the core files used by the Firefox web browser in order to capture authentication information. The overwritten file controls Firefox's behavior when it comes to the storage of log-in details."
09.29.2010 PC Magazine | The Best Security Suites for 2011
"Webroot did the best overall job blocking malware, followed by PC Tools and Norton; PC Tools outscored every other contender in rootkit blocking."
09.22.2010 USA Today | Free anti-virus protection spurs more robust options
"As cyberattacks continue to spread, they see more computer users recognizing the need to protect their PCs. While many will gravitate to free protection, some will eventually convert to a paid subscription for a cutting-edge AV suite. "Think of it as an insurance policy for your digital life," says Webroot's Benham. "As you put more personal information on your computer, you'll want more protection."
09.16.2010 Business Computing World UK | Workplace Social Networking: More Like Antisocial Not-Working
"With Facebook adding over 400,000 users a day and LinkedIn 400,000 a week, social networks can no longer be ignored by employers, as employee misuse of social networks accelerate."
09.01.2010 PC Mag | The Best Antivirus Software for 2011 (So Far)
"Webroot offered the best protection overall, especially against rootkits and scareware. Ad-Aware also scored very well in my tests, but Webroot edged it out to become our Editors' Choice for standalone antivirus."
08.19.2010 CRN Australia | Webroot looks to double partner base
"Security vendor Webroot has launched a channel recruitment drive with the intention of doubling its reseller base.Webroot, which entered the Australian market in 2008, grew its revenue by 134 percent in the last 12 months. With 30 resellers, the company expects to grow that number to 60 partners in the next 12 months."
08.13.2010 ChannelWeb UK | Finding a way through cloud
"As trusted advisers, VARs should be able to guide their customers as to where cloud fits as an option, and which solutions can be best deployed via cloud. Resellers should embrace the platform, while ensuring they understand the implications of cloud for customers and themselves."
08.05.2010 InfoSecurity | Google image search being infected by hackers
"According to Webroot security researcher Andrew Brandt, he and a few colleagues discovered a number of rogue images of a US map that, when clicked upon, redirected web surfers to pages that "deliver an installer of a rogue antivirus in the security tool family of fine, fraudulent products."
07.26.2010 CNET | Webroot adds functions to security software (podcast)
"A new version of Webroot Complete Internet Security does more than just protect your PC from viruses, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, and other potential threats. It also lets you backup files and synchronize them to other PCs and manages your passwords so you don't have to remember them yourself."
07.16.2010 Social Tech | Interview with Quinn Curtis, BrightCloud
"Last week, San Diego-based provider of web content classification and security services developer BrightCloud was acquired by Webroot, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk to founder Quinn Curtis about how the acquisition of his firm came about. Quinn is now VP of Hosted Security Services at Webroot (www.webroot.com)."
07.14.2010 New York Times | Survey: Over Half of Location-Based Services Users Fear Loss of Privacy
"The survey, commissioned by security company Webroot, asked online participants in the U.S. and U.K. to share their thoughts via an online survey in June of this year. Out of the 1,645 respondents, 55% said they feared loss of privacy and 45% feared letting burglars know when they were away from home."
07.13.2010 Network World | Bizarre phone ransom Trojan found by researchers
"According to Webroot, the Krotten ransom Trojan is one of the oddest pieces of malware of the year. Taking the path of least resistance, it eschews the complex encryption outlook taken by a range of ransomware programs in the past and simply sets out to interfere with the host PC in as many ways as possible."
06.21.2010 Computer Active UK | Webroot internet security gets complete
"Webroot will soon launch a new version of its Internet Security suite that includes online storage, synchronisation between multiple computers and a browser toolbar that marks dangerous websites in search engine lists."
06.18.2010 ZD Net | Malware is a cloud-scale problem
"My quest at the time led to an interview during London’s InfoSec show with Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of anti-malware vendor Webroot, and previously one of the founding members of Qualys."
06.09.2010 The Boulder Daily Camera | Webroot looks to move from Boulder to Broomfield
"Webroot is the beneficiary of a deal approved Tuesday by the Broomfield City Council that will cut the company's tax bill over the next 10 years by $95,000 if it employs at least 220 people in Broomfield by the end of the year."
06.07.2010 USA Today |'Scareware' ads proliferate across Internet
"The high trust and rapid repartee common to social networks help scammers trick users into launching scareware, says Andrew Brandt, researcher at anti-virus firm Webroot."
06.04.2010 Computer World UK | Trojan targets HSBC browser plugin
"In a discovery reported made by fellow security vendor Webroot Software, a Trojan the company names 'Phisher-Rancor' runs a batch file that tries to close down the Rapport app, while a second variant targets a separate binary, config.js."
05.24.2010 Independent.ie | Online firm creates 50 jobs in Dublin
"US company Webroot is recruiting sales, marketing, engineering, inventory and customer support workers as it prepares to open its international headquarters in Ballsbridge, south Dublin."
05.17.2010 Home Business Network | Tips for Home-workers for Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites
"Jeff Horne of Webroot, offers advice to home-based business owners on reducing the risk of identity theft and malware contamination when using social networking sites."
05.04.10 Future Tense | Malware disguised as anti-virus software
"We spoke to Andrew Brandt of the internet security company Webroot about how the ongoing battle between computer users and malware producers is evolving."
04.30.10 ITPro | Q&A with Gerhard Eschelbeck
"We spoke to the chief technology officer of one of InfoSecurity 2010's main sponsors to find out more about the rise of malware in 2010."
04.09.10 v3.co.uk | Security experts warn of crippling malware threat
"Security firm Webroot has warned of a "sinister" new threat that apparently uses malware to render a PC unbootable. The firm said in a blog post that it had seen a number of new twists on existing malware that take a 'scorched earth' approach to infected computers."
03.30.10 Channel Insider | Security: Shining a Spotlight on Social Media Risk
"New reports from Palo Alto Networks and Webroot indicate that security consciousness is growing among social networkers but so are the risks, especially in highly regulated industries. Channel Insider takes a closer look at what this means for the channel."
03.26.10 San Jose Business Journal | Webroot moving from Mountain View to San Mateo
"Webroot Software Inc. will move the development arm of its security business from Mountain View to The Crossroads office complex in San Mateo."
03.04.10 SC Magazine UK | New Webroot CEO sets out his stall at RSA and promises change and refocused business
"The new CEO of Webroot, Dick Williams, has been speaking to SC at RSA Conference about his ambitions for the Boulder-based web and email filter business."
03.01.10 Infosecurity UK | Twitter phish floods network with short URLs
"According to IT security vendor Webroot, other domains that are hosted on the servers' IP address have been implicated in spam campaigns promoting cheap pharmaceuticals."
02.22.10 eWeek | Web 2.0 a Top Security Threat in 2010, Survey Finds
"Internet security provider Webroot reports IT managers in small to midsize businesses believe malware spread through social networks, Web 2.0 applications and other Web-based vectors will pose the most serious risk to information security in 2010."
02.18.10 Channel Insider | Security: Top Threats of 2010: Social Networking, Web 2.0
"A study released this week showing survey results among more than 800 IT professionals from small to medium businesses (SMBs) with between 100 to 5,000 employees showed that while SMBs are well aware of the security threats they face, they're still tackling problems ineffectively."
01.26.10 Channel Web | 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors
"Webroot has recently plunged into the SaaS arena with the release of its on-demand Web, e-mail and archiving products hosted in the cloud. The company unleashed dozens of enhancements to its business Web security service, while unveiling new security services to help businesses with e-discovery and compliance initiatives."
01.22.10 SC Magazine | New version of Zeus targeting AIM users
"A new iteration of Zeus, a notorious password-stealing trojan, is victimizing users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), according to researchers at anti-virus vendor Webroot."
01.13.10 Channel Insider | Webroot Bolsters Marketing and Support Leadership
"The company has appointed Chris Benham as chief marketing officer and Kenton Sieckman as vice president of worldwide service and support to kick off its efforts in 2010 to solidify its position in the security market."
01.01.10 SC Magazine | Size doesn't matter: SMBs are now a major target of cyberattacks
"Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Webroot Software, provider of web and email security for TTCU, says that between September and October, the amount of emails containing a malicious attachment doubled for its customers."
12.17.09 Homeland Security Newswire | Adobe to patch zero-day Reader, Acrobat hole
“Webroot analyzed the payload of the malware and found that it installs three files that look like Windows system files that are digitally signed with a forged Microsoft certificate. Unlike legitimate Microsoft-signed certificates, these lack an e-mail address and a time stamp, the company said in a blog post.”
12.14.09 eMedia World | West Coast Labs Grants Checkmark Platinum Product Award to Four Vendors Completing Real-Time Testing Program
"West Coast Labs, part of the Haymarket Media Group and one of the world's leading independent test facilities for information security products and services, today announced AVG Technologies, CA, Inc., Kaspersky Lab and Webroot received the Checkmark Platinum Product Award for participation in the West Coast Labs Real Time Testing Program."
12.09.09 Chicago Tribune | This one isn't verified by Visa
"According to a report by Webroot, a software maker, a fake offer invites consumers to join Verified by Visa. From there, consumers are directed to a site that reportedly looks much like a real Visa site."
12.01.09 Network World | Cloud security service looks for malware
"Webroot Tuesday announced it has extended its cloud-based Web security service, adding a way to filter outbound as well as inbound Web traffic, monitoring for threats in order to detect and block malware such as botnets that have infected computers."
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