Broomfield, Colo., January 2, 2013
Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced that Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ AntiVirus was awarded Best Standalone Antivirus software in the security category for the second straight year by PC Magazine for the "Best Products of 2012". With 100 percent detection and 9.9 points, Webroot bested all competitors with the highest score for malware blocking and removal, and was chosen by PC Magazine as the best of the best for the year.
Based on industry-standard benchmarks and several in-house tests to gather quantifiable, reliable, and reproducible results, PC Magazine named Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus the Best Standalone Antivirus thanks to its speed and malware protection capabilities.
"Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2013 gives you speedy scanning and excellent malware blocking in a ridiculously small package,"1 according to PC Magazine. "The average user can rely on Webroot for set-and-forget protection. For experts and enthusiasts, it offers tons of advanced tools."2
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus provides exceptional protection against viruses, spyware and online threats. With Webroot's unique cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, users can quickly install and perform a full system scan, as part of the installation process, in a matter of minutes. During the process, it executes a number of tasks, including analyzing the user's system, storage, and Internet use to make personalized recommendations for configuring the product's overall behavior for best performance. In addition to superior antivirus protection, it includes firewall-style program control, anti-phishing features, powerful protection for browser and secure connections and advanced tools for the security savvy and IT professionals.
"PC Magazine is a leading expert on independent reviews on the latest security products and services, and we are extremely honored to have received this mark of distinction," said Mike Malloy, Webroot's executive vice president of products and strategy. "By uniquely protecting individuals and families from the most dangerous online threats with less impact on system performance than any other security product available today, Webroot has emerged as the innovation leader for antivirus protection and the market has recognized this with gains in market share and higher customer loyalty."
The award marks the second consecutive year Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus has been recognized as a PC Magazine "Best of the Year" security product, and is the latest in a series of accolades for Webroot endpoint protection products. Most recently, the company was awarded with PC Magazine Editor's Choice Awards3 in Antivirus and Suites categories for providing enhanced malware protection. In addition, Webroot owns a 31 percent share of the U.S. retail security software market, according to October 2012 data from The NPD Group4. This new number two position includes a 16-point unit share lead over the number three brand and signifies continued momentum for Webroot.
1Reprinted from www.pcmag.com, with permission. © 2011 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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4Source: The NPD Group Weekly Retail Tracking data for the second week in October.