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Webroot Recognized By Computerworld As A 2011 Honors Laureate

Broomfield, CO, – May 17, 2011

IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has named Webroot, the first Internet security service company, a Laureate in its 2011 awards program. Computerworld annually honors companies demonstrating visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

Webroot was selected from more than 1,000 nominations for its service to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), a nonprofit organization that provides a 24-hour health lifeline for people living, working or traveling in rural and remote areas of Western Australia and the Indian Ocean territories. Fast and reliable Internet access is vital to the 300 employees separated by vast distances who use it to develop flight plans, locate air strips, assign staff members and identify medical facilities where patients can get appropriate treatment.

Monitoring and managing Internet security for 175 desktop computers and 75 laptop computers used by shift workers both in the field and on RFDS bases was a challenge for the tightly resourced organization. For a solution, RFDS looked to Webroot, implementing its Webroot® Web Security Service to secure the RFDS network as well as its roaming medical staff. With this service in place, RFDS is able to focus on getting medical assistance to its patients as quickly as possible while Webroot blocks malware attacks and ensures reliable, secure 24x7 Internet access.

John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld said, "The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change. Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT."

Webroot was the sole Internet security company to be recognized among the 22 companies included in the "Safety & Security" category. Winners in each category will be announced at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.


Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website (

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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Webroot® is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users 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 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit