Webroot Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure E-mail Gateways

Boulder, CO – May 5, 2010

Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways" report published on April 27, 2010 by Peter Firstbrook and Eric Ouellet.

According to Gartner Analyst Matthew W. Cain, "Many organizations are considering changes to their e-mail and calendaring strategies. …Demand for e-mail services is strong and overall message volumes continue to climb, to the point where users are struggling with overload issues, and legal and compliance issues are of paramount importance." According to Cain, "The major storyline in the e-mail market is a shift to the SaaS model."*

Webroot® Email Security Service delivers enterprise-class security with better manageability, better value and better protection than on-premise email security solutions. Webroot Email Security Service protects against spam, viruses and data leakage, along with additional compliance, archiving and business email management features.

"We believe Gartner's positioning of Webroot Email Security Service in the Visionaries is further testament to our success in delivering better security, manageability and value to customers via a cloud-based security solution," said Gerhard Eschelbeck, chief technology officer, Webroot. "As the threat landscape continually evolves to include new blended threats and increasing volumes of spam, our security-as-a-service offerings are well positioned to meet customer demands."

ABOUT THE MAGIC QUADRANT

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted in 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Source: Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for E-mail Systems," Matthew W. Cain, May 15, 2009


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