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July 2012

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."

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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."

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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.

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June 2012

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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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06.04.2012 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."

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06.03.2012 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."

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May 2012

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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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%)."

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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."

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April 2012

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."

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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."'

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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."'

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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."

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March 2012

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."

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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."

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February 2012

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."

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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."

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02.20.2012 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."

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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."

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January 2012

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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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