Broomfield, CO, USA and Barendrecht, The Netherlands – May 14, 2013
Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with VeliQ, the innovator in enterprise mobility management solutions. The agreement will enable VeliQ to offer new and enhanced security capabilities with its mobility Platform-as-a-Service (mPaaS™) solution to block the latest mobile threats, including viruses, spyware, and trojans. By leveraging the Webroot® Security Intelligence for Mobile Suite, VeliQ delivers an even more secure cloud-based enterprise mobility solution, simplifying management across Android™ smartphones and tablets.
VeliQ offers a fully featured mPaaS solution that makes smartphone and tablet management easy and scalable by providing cloud-based mobile device management, mobile content management, mobile application management, mobile security and risk management, back-end integration and more. VeliQ's platform allows all mobile devices to be controlled and managed throughout their life cycle from a single web portal, offers much lower total cost of ownership per device as well as a quick return on investment.
"Employees are bringing their own devices to the workplace. Given this reality, it is incumbent upon IT organizations to find a solution that ensures the security of these devices, and the enterprise information contained therein," said Alex Bausch, founder and CEO at VeliQ. "Webroot's security intelligence and secure browsing capabilities enable our leading mPaaS solution to meet and exceed that need, while also enhancing overall customer value and maintaining a single point of contact."
Through this new alliance, mPaaS can now automatically scan applications and files, blocking threats before they have a chance to compromise the device. Also included is a secure web browser, which scans URLs to block phishing attempts and other malicious Web content, and URL filtering that adds many new threat protection categories, including spyware, malware and phishing sites along with additional categories that will provide a more granular list of the types of websites that can be controlled. The partnership provides enterprise-wide protection for data stored on Android devices, offering mobile users a seamless and secure experience.
"VeliQ continuously evaluates best-of-breed technologies to offer with our mobility Platform-as-a-Service. By doing so, users of our mPaaS solution can rest assured that they will always have the latest best-of-breed mobile technologies at their disposal," added Bausch.
"Webroot Security Intelligence for Mobile Suite directly addresses the most pressing endpoint protection challenges facing the industry today and enables VeliQ to deliver cloud-based mobile protection quickly and VeliQ's customers to deploy it at a faster rate," said Mark Hanson, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Webroot. "Webroot provides strategic partners the flexibility and assurance that their customers are protected anywhere and on any device. Whether it is a smartphone or tablet, they gain the peace of mind that their data and users are safe, protected by Webroot's innovative anti-malware and antivirus security intelligence solutions.
The Webroot Security Intelligence for Mobile Suite is an integrated portfolio of cloud-based security intelligence solutions that deploy with ease. Webroot's unparalleled URL classification, mobile app reputation, antimalware protection and IP reputation services enable mobile technology partners like VeliQ to deliver highly secure solutions that can help grow their customer bases, maximize recurring revenue streams, and increase customer satisfaction.
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