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December 2013

12.31.13 Business News Daily │ 10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses
As we head into 2014, one of our key resolutions is to continue innovating the ways in which we engage with our customers. We view our customers in terms of relationships, not transactions, so it is critical that we are delivering value to them in every engagement, before and after the sale.

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12.19.13 PC Magazine │ What To Expect After the Target Card Data Breach
Just because your card was included in the breach doesn't necessarily mean criminals will exploit your information. The number has to be sold or actually used. In many cases, cyber-criminals look at how much the shoppers spent to know who has the most liquid assets.

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12.05.13 eWeek │ Security Landscape in 2014: 11 Predictions From the Experts
Trends in security for 2014 include more wearable computers, an increase in Near-Field Communication (NFC) opportunities and more connected homes—which, as one of our sources claims, will bring a new measure of "creepiness" into our lives.

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12.03.13 Financial Times │ Workers cannot be left to their own devices
Another basic but essential defense is to encrypt data, says George Anderson, product marketing director at Webroot, the internet security company. "This is a simple process but it means that, even if data or a device gets into the wrong hands, only those with the necessary deciphering encryption keys can access it."

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Novembro de 2013

11.29.13 SC Magazine │ Virus takes user's photo via webcam
Security solutions firm Webroot warns that the malware family – which includes the fake ‘Antivirus Security Pro' software – disables your computer then claims to have detected viruses and demands around £100 from users to ‘buy the full version of product' and remove the threats.

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11.22.13 American Banker │ Ally Bank Offers Customers Security Software
The direct banking subsidiary of Ally Financial claims its Webroot SecureAnywhere security software blocks malware, phishing attacks and keyloggers, among other criminal attacks. The software updates automatically.

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11.18.13 MSPmentor │ IT Nation 2013: Rumors and Gossip in the Hall
Encryption, Hackers and Ransom: A Webroot security panel focused heavily on hackers that increasingly encrypt customer data and hold it for ransom. The hack involves CryptoLocker trojan horse malware.

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11.05.13 ITProPortal │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete 2014 review
Webroot 2014 offers better than average protection, multi-platform support, and a generous online storage allowance. It may not be the best choice for a family - if parental control is required - and its system optimizer is a little single-minded, but it's still a sound Internet security option at a good price.

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11.05.13 PRESS │ Bandura® Announces Partnership with Webroot® to Offer PoliWall® Customers Most Robust IP Block List Protection Found in a Single Appliance
Bandura announced their partnership with Webroot as part of their ongoing strategy to provide the best dynamic threat-based cyber protection solution available – the PoliWall appliance.

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11.04.13 Dark Reading │ Dark-Side Services Continue To Grow And Prosper
Such growth is powered by the evolution of specialized services in the cybercriminal marketplace, according to Grayson Milbourne, security intelligence director at software security firm Webroot.

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October 2013

10.28.13 PRESS │ NetCitadel and Webroot Partner to Bring Security Intelligence to the Enterprise
NetCitadel and Webroot announced their partnership to deliver enhanced security intelligence and threat context to enterprises facing sophisticated security attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats.

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10.20.13 Great Canadian Reviews │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2014™ is the new recent version that has many new added enhancements including faster scan speeds and more secure password protection.

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10.16.13 PC Magazine │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete (2014)
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete (2014) is a tiny powerhouse that offers the usual security protection plus password management, backup and sync, and more. If its feature set matches your needs, this is a great mega-suite, an Editors' Choice.

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10.16.13 PC Magazine │ Webroot Proves Secure Need Not Mean Slow
However they manage to do it, Webroot is definitely the smallest suite around, with the lightest performance impact I've measured. If you're still traumatized by the days of big, resource-hogging suites, Webroot may be just what the doctor ordered.

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10.15.13 PC Magazine │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014)
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014) skips spam filtering and parental control, since many users don't need these. The security components it does include are uniformly impressive, and it's the smallest suite around as far as disk space and resource usage goes.

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10.14.13 PC Magazine │ Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2014)
The latest edition of Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus remains the tiniest antivirus around. Enhanced antiphishing protection and impressive malware cleanup earned it top scores. Webroot remains an antivirus Editors' Choice.

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10.10.13 PC Authority │ Webroot SecureAnywhere "2014" adds new detection engine
While new builds are officially described as the rather low-key "version 8.0.4.17″, this is no minor upgrade: with more than 4,000 improvements across the product.

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10.08.13 Softpedia │ Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus - Review
SecureAnywhere Antivirus is the lightest product in the portfolio as far as features are concerned, but this does not mean that its protection is also light.

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10.07.13 PC World │ Webroot upgrades SecureAnywhere suites with phishing protection, support for iOS and Android devices
It's no small task to compete against established brands like Norton and McAfee. Webroot's cloud-based service offers an alternative that should serve it well as mobile devices demand support equal to what plain old computers have enjoyed for years.

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10.07.13 Electronista │ Webroot updates SecureAnywhere antivirus with phishing protection
The new Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus, Internet Security Plus, and Internet Security Complete adds new detection technology for protecting against new malware and phishing attacks, along with a redesigned interface for easier monitoring.

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10.06.13 TechByter │ This Phish Has Teeth
A recent white paper by Webroot explained the changes and raised some questions so I reached out to Chip Witt, the company's director of product management for enterprise and OEM clients.

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September 2013

09.30.13 GadgetsBoy │ Review of the best Antivirus programs
Even after reviewing every mainstream antivirus product, WebRoot SecureAnywhere is still clearly the champion.

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09.29.13 The Blog Herald │ Best Antivirus Programs For Under $50
This incredibly cheap option provides users with world-class protection at only a fraction of the cost. Webroom SecureAnywhere allows computers to be scanned in as little as two minutes.

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09.25.13 CRN │ Webroot wants to win estranges partners back for good
Webroot's global channel boss has said he is on a mission to win back channel partners that stopped working with the firm when it overhauled its business last year.

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09.11.13 The VAR Guy │ Webroot's Security Partner Program Drives Recurring Revenue
Webroot has differentiated itself from other players in the security space by pushing the management of its technology to the cloud. Now the company is looking to its reseller partners to help define the security vendor's value proposition in the marketplace.

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09.03.13 AddictiveTips │ Webroot System Analyzer Audits Your Windows PC In Detail To Identify Issues
Webroot System Analyzer is a free to use, portable application for Windows designed to help you with the task by doing a quick system assessment in just a couple of minutes, and providing you a detailed report of various potential or existing issues including hardware, software and malicious threats.

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August 2013

08.29.13 Denver Business Journal │ Reinventing Webroot Software
Webroot Inc. has regained the top-selling security software title it held 10 years ago. But other than its name, there's little else that's the same about the company, says CEO Dick Williams.

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08.23.13 Denver Business Journal │ Webroot rebound is based on renewed dedication, innovation
Webroot Inc. CEO Dick Williams talked to me for this week's DBJ print edition about the computer security company's transformation in his four-year tenure.

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08.20.13 SC Magazine │ How to make the most of mobile without compromising business data
The rise of mobile in the workplace shows no signs of abating. The trend is largely driven by consumers being used to using mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, in their everyday lives.

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08.16.13 Boulder County Business Review │ 18 finalists to compete for annual IQ Awards
The IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards is an annual event presented by the Boulder County Business Report that honors the most innovative new products and services.

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08.16.13 Hakin9 │ Android.Bankun And Other Android Obfuscation Tactics: A new Malware Era
There's one variant of Android.Bankun that is particularly interesting to me. When you look at the manifest it doesn't have even one permission. Even the most simple apps have at least internet permissions.

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08.08.13 ARN │ Webroot grows in A/NZ with the help of channel
Webroot's growth in A/NZ is thanks to a rapidly expanding channel and partner network, according to Asia Pacific region managing director, Crispin Kerr.

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July 2013

07.02.13 WIRED │ What IT Pros Need to Know About Malicious Mobile Apps
Did you know that 88 percent of SMBs let their employees use tablets and/or smartphones at their companies? Employees want to use mobile devices to get their work done and that's why it's changing the way that we work.

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07.02.13 Mashable │ Children’s Online Privacy Rules Updated for Social and Mobile Era
With the upcoming new rules for COPPA on July 1, app developers will need to pay closer attention to their security policies when building apps, how they plan to verify the user’s age and what checks they put into place to ensure children do not have access to these apps.

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07.01.13 Channel PRO │ Webroot’s Charles Tomeo: There was a ‘lack of strategy’ for the channel
Webroot VP of worldwide channels Charles Tomeo says the anti-virus vendor has introduced a number of changes aimed at improving its channel relationships in the UK.

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June 2013

06.26.13 PC Mag │ The Best Antivirus for 2013
In my malware blocking test, Webroot scored an impressive 9.9 of 10 possible points, the best of any product tested with my previous malware collection.

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06.26.13 Dialogue Online │ Q&A : Understanding cybercrime
With more people using mobile and Internet banking, cybercrime is continuously becoming more sophisticated. Chad Bacher, chief product officer at Webroot, an online security provider, discusses how cyber criminals are targeting financial institutions.

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06.17.13 WindowsITPro │ The Current State of BYOD
Webroot has an interest in BYOD's success since they produce security software for mobile devices, and security is one of the major speed bumps keeping BYOD from being an overnight success.

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06.13.13 CIO Insight │ An Inside View of the State of BYOD
Webroot found that not only do a majority of companies have BYOD policies in place, but an overwhelming number of them are watching employees use personal devices for work even when they're not authorized to do so.

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06.12.13 TheStreet.com │ Read This Before Your Bank Account Gets Hacked On Your Phone
Smartphone security is just as serious as computer security, and it is always advised that users stay alert and take the necessary steps to prevent themselves from becoming a victim.

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06.11.13 Dark Reading │ 12 Endpoint Security Myths Dispelled
While the numbers on malware that target Mac's OS X are dwarfed in comparison by those which target Windows, this past year was the most active ever for discoveries of new Mac malware and this is a trend we expect to see continue.

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06.07.13 Zimbio │ 5 Android Security Applications
Webroot's security application is one of the more capable options in this roundup. Not only does the app protect devices from malware, but also scans all applications downloaded to a device and looks for phishing scams.

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May 2013

05.13.13 Channelnomics │ Webroot Boosts Security in XRoad Alliance
Webroot has embarked on a partnership that has melded its cloud security solutions with bandwidth and unified management – a combination that better positions it to expand its reach and make headway in network security markets.

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05.03.13 ITProPortal │ Webroot releases study in mobile security risks
In this video George Anderson, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Webroot talks us through the conclusions from the research and offers advice for businesses with remote users.

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April 2013

04.24.13 TMCnet │ Webroot Study Finds Remote Users Expose Companies to Cybercrime
Webroot, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Internet security for business and consumers and security intelligence solutions to organizations focused on cyber-security, has extraordinary visibility into security threats, particularly Web-borne ones.

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04.19.13 Computerworld │ Anittel reduces customer malware problems with Webroot
Since deploying the security vendor’s Secure Anywhere Business endpoint protection offering in November 2012 to customers, it has reported a decrease in traditional malware on customer’s computers and reduced help desk enquiries.

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March 2013

03.29.13 SC Magazine | Web-based malware threats primary challenge for industry pros
As the threat landscape continues to expand, web-based malware threats are what keep security professionals up at night, according to a recent survey.

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03.29.13 Channelnomics | Web Threats Still Channel Opportunity
The answer appears obvious. Going forward it's likely that traditional Web-based solutions aren't going to cut it - and will likely fall short as Web threats become increasingly targeted and complex.

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03.27.13 Channelnomics | Webroot Alliance Expands MSP Presence
The combined managed services solution has a great appeal with Webroot's core SMB target market segment, largely because of its ease-of-use and deployment features.

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03.18.13 Channelnomics | Webroot Debuts Per-User Licensing Program
SaaS security firm officially launched a flexible user-based licensing model, a move that gives partners a bit of a leg up in mobility markets as they face looming competition from rivals sharpening mobile device management prowess.

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03.05.13 CRN | Security Researchers Discovers New Java Attack Toolkit
Security researchers at Webroot have uncovered a dangerous new automated attack toolkit made to conduct Web-based attacks targeting Java vulnerabilities.

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03.01.13 CSOonline | Prices fall, services rise in malware-as-a-service market
Prices are falling and the number of services is increasing as developers in the online underground compete fiercely for criminals looking to purchase botnets and other tools to mount cyberattacks.

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February 2013

02.22.13 Denver Business Journal | Webroot goes mobile for network security
The Broomfield-based software company, through a series of products it's developed since 2010, now aims to be the cybersecurity service that helps corporate IT managers protect computer networks.

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02.15.13 Boulder County Business Report | Product Update
Webroot Software Inc. launched its Security Intelligence for Networks Suite tailored toward network security-solution providers including next-generation firewalls and managed-security service providers.

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02.14.13 The Register | Spammers unleash DIY phone number slurping web tool
However, these services might easily lend themselves to helping along more ambitious scams, such as flooding out a bank's call centers to prevent early reports of card fraud cash-out operations, according to Webroot.

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02.06.13 Channelnomics | Webroot Targets Network Security Partners
Webroot is getting into the networking game and bringing solution providers along with it. To that end, the cloud security firm launched Intelligence for Networks Suite, and is aiming its related service efforts squarely at network security solution providers.

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January 2013

01.24.13 SC Magazine | Webroot launches suite of SDK's and APIs
Webroot has launched a portfolio of internet security solutions to offer mobile technology providers easily deployable services for mobile.

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01.24.13 Channelnomics | Webroot Partners to Boost Mobile Prowess
The approach has merit. Partnering with existing MDM providers gives Webroot immediate market traction with a well-established and loyal customer base. Undoubtedly Webroot's strategy enables partners to expand into mobile markets while keeping energies in their core competencies.

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01.24.13 ChannelPro | Network Webroot's 'Security Intelligence for Mobile Suite' Hits the Channel
The collection of security solutions is designed to enable mobile technology providers a means of offering affordable security solutions of SMB and BYOD devices.

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01.20.13 CRN | Webroot appoints new global channel chief
Security vendor Webroot is looking to build up its channel with the promotion of Charles Tomeo to the role of global channel boss.

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01.17.13 Channelnomics | Webroot's Tomeo Takes Channel Chief Role
SaaS security firm Webroot Inc. is revving for a possible product expansion and new channel direction after appointing Charles Tomeo as vice president of worldwide channels and technical sales.

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01.15.13 TMCnet | SOTI, Webroot Collaborate to Deliver Secure Enterprise Mobility
MobiControl V10 with Webroot Security Intelligence and secure Web browsing protects devices against malware and Web-based threats by scanning applications and files for viruses, spyware and Trojans automatically.

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01.15.13 Channelnomics | Webroot, SOTI Partner in Mobile Security
The combination melds Webroot's security intelligence and secure Web browsing capabilities into SOTI's MDM solution MobiControl V10, equipping managed mobile devices with cloud-based anti-malware and threat protection.

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01.15.13 SPAMFighter | News New Bogus E-Mails Supposedly from US Airways Push Malware
Researchers at Webroot disclose that the incident involves web-links that connect with sites harboring BlackHole the notorious attack toolkit that picks security flaws within software programs the victim runs, so malware can be thrust.

01.15.13 EnterpriseAppsTech | QA research shows network security weaknesses
According to Webroot research in November, over 80% of security execs believed that mobile devices culminated in a "high security risk within the corporate environment". And what of the human element? Human fallibility is also noted by QA, calling it "the threat from within".

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01.10.13 PC Magazine | The Best Antivirus for 2013
In my malware blocking test, Webroot scored an impressive 9.9 of 10 possible points.

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01.10.13 PCR | Webroot partners with CDG to extend UK channel reach
The firm says this new channel partnership builds on its existing partner network and further develops one of the most innovative distribution models in the UK.

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01.10.13 ChannelBiz | Webroot Partners With CDG On Distribution Contract
The firm rebooted its partner programme to enhance managed service offerings around data protection, with a particular focus on its SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection.

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01.09.13 MicroScope | Webroot hands distribution contract to CDG
Security-as-a-service specialise Webroot has selected software and services distie CDG to develop sales of its cloud-based endpoint protection product SecureAnywhere.

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01.09.13 IT Europa | US internet specialist adds new distie in UK
The new partnership is aimed at strengthening Webroot's position in the UK as a cloud-based endpoint security provider and to accelerate its channel, as it says.

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01.09.13 CRN | UK Webroot on channel push with CDG signing
Webroot is reinvigorating its channel programme with the signing of distributor CDG, which will take the vendor's solutions to its 60-strong reseller base.

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01.07.13 USA Today | Security for personal mobile devices for work tightens
"Employees sought the ability to mix work during personal time and personal activities during work hours," says Chad Bacher, chief product officer at Webroot, a supplier of mobile-security services.

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