Webroot Named "Trail Blazer" by Radicati Group

Webroot® SecureAnywhere Technology Offers Fast, Effective, Cutting-Edge Endpoint Protection

Broomfield, CO – June 6, 2012

Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, announced today that it has been positioned as a "Trail Blazer" in The Radicati Group's new report, "Endpoint Security Platforms – Market Quadrant 2012." The independent analysis praises Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business – Endpoint Protection for its efficiency, speed and cutting-edge technologies, remarking "We can easily see Webroot becoming a leader of cloud-based solutions in the endpoint security platforms market."

Key strengths highlighted in the report include:

  • Efficiency: The Radicati Group calls Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection "one of the most efficient endpoint security platforms available" due to its fast antivirus scans and minimal impact on system resources.
  • Small install footprint: Because the solution doesn't rely on a local threat database, its install footprint is one of the lowest in the market at less than 4MB of disk space.
  • Management: The solution's cloud-based administration console reduces the need for an on-premises management server.
  • Ability to co-exist alongside other endpoint security solutions: Unlike other offerings, Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection enables IT professionals to trial the product without uninstalling their existing security.

"The Radicati Group's recognition of Webroot as a trail blazer reinforces our mission to revolutionize an industry that is desperately in need of change," said Dick Williams, chief executive officer, Webroot. "We are aggressively growing our market share and customer base; Webroot SecureAnywhere technologies are now protecting more than three million endpoints and we're adding a new user every 15 seconds. The praise we are hearing from analysts, reviewers, partners, and customers who have switched from legacy solutions further affirms that the market is ready for a more effective approach to combating today's online threats."

Radicati Market Quadrants rank vendors based on a four quadrant system, which includes "Trail Blazers," "Top Players," "Mature Players" and "Specialists." Trail Blazers are defined as companies that offer cutting-edge technology and hold the power to dethrone current market leaders by growing their customer base and market awareness. Top Players are the current market leaders, who must fight complacency and continue product innovation to avoid being replaced by the next generation of Trail Blazers.

The full "Endpoint Security Platforms – Market Quadrant 2012" report can be purchased from the Radicati Group at www.radicati.com. To download Radicati's analysis of Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection and read other Webroot reviews, visit http://www.webroot.com/En_US/about-press-room-reviews-and-awards-awards-business.html.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of email, security, information archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, social networking, instant messaging, unified communications, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group advises corporate organizations to assist them in selecting the right products to fit their business needs, and also works with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. The Radicati Group also works with investment firms on a worldwide basis to identify and assess new investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK


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ABOUT WEBROOT

Webroot® is the market leader in cloud delivered security software as a service (SaaS) solutions for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized Internet security to protect all the ways you connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market leading security companies, including Cisco, F5, gateprotect, Palo Alto Networks, RSA, SOTI, Telenor, and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet security company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit www.webroot.com.