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Webroot® Expands Global Protection with Achab in Italy

Innovative Cloud-based Endpoint Protection Expands Distributor’s Anti-Malware Capabilities

Broomfield, Colo., USA and Milan, Italy – February 25, 2014

Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced expansion into Italy with the addition of Achab to its global network of distributors. Achab, a software distributor based in Milan targeting the SMB Italian market, is expanding its product portfolio with Webroot SecureAnywhere® security intelligence solutions to help its business customers benefit from improved malware protection, system performance and overall productivity. Webroot will also gain access to Achab’s comprehensive network of channels, points of sale and value-added resellers.

Availability of faster connectivity, the proliferation of mobile devices, and growth in ecommerce and social networking have increased the number of cyber attacks in Italy and the level of focus on cybersecurity. As a result, consumers and businesses are ramping up Internet security efforts and are quickly adopting Webroot’s cloud-based endpoint protection that provides advanced real-time threat and data protection against malware, phishing attacks and web threats.

“Security is an increasing issue in Italy and Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions address it in such a compelling and innovative way that we are really thrilled to offer them to the market,” said Andrea Veca, CEO at Achab. “Natively cloud-based, easily deployed and administered through a world class management console, Webroot delivers a multiplatform, light weight protection at an attractive price point. Webroot offers a great combination of features that I am confident that our customers, including IT service providers, will love it.”

As part of the new agreement, Achab will become a fully enabled distribution partner, with access to the full range of Webroot solutions. Primary focus will be on Webroot SecureAnywhere® Antivirus and Webroot SecureAnywhere® Internet Security Plus for consumers and Webroot SecureAnywhere® – Business Endpoint Protection for businesses. Unlike traditional security solutions, Webroot SecureAnywhere installs and scans in seconds, and doesn’t need security updates or signature database downloads which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed.

“Achab was selected as a key partner based on its extensive technical background, industry expertise and strong customer base in Italy,” said Charles Tomeo, vice president of worldwide channels at Webroot. "By including our market-leading enterprise-class security solutions in its portfolio, Achab can deliver tremendous value and support to an expansive number of customers. The agreement will also open up significant opportunities for new partnerships across Italy.”

About Achab

Founded in 1994 and based in Milano, Achab specializes in distribution of software applications enabling SMBs to create ICT infrastructures that are flexible, effective, and cost efficient. Our mission is to simplify the lives of our customers, our resellers and their end users, individuating the most profitable architecture for their needs. Our portfolio comprises selected infrastructure solutions such as the IT Automation platform Kaseya, the messaging server MDaemon, the Security solution Avira and other infrastructural applications.

Servicing thousands of IT Service Providers across the country, we carry out from all flavors of marketing activities to sales strategy and execution, from technical support to product trainings; Achab acts as a local branch of the vendor with full commitment, dedication and a special tweak.

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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