Webroot Announces Strategic Partnership with Mitsui Bussan Secure Direction

Big Data Analytics and Automated Machine Learning Enhance Business Protection in Japan

Broomfield, CO - July 29, 2015

Webroot, the market leader in intelligent cybersecurity for endpoints and collective threat intelligence, today announced a strategic partnership with Mitsui Bussan Secure Direction (MBSD), a leading provider of Internet security and IT management services and solutions. The partnership offers MBSD managed security services a highly distributed and highly cooperative learning system to deliver smarter cybersecurity solutions to Japan.

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Cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business Endpoint Protection and Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services have always had strong support from the managed security service provider (MSSP) community because partners know they can offer their customers better protection and performance and also increase operating margins by reducing the complexities associated with managing a traditional security solution. MSSPs accustomed to managing on-premise security solutions are moving to the cloud. Market researcher Infonetics predicts that cloud-based security service revenue will expand at a 10.8 percent compound annual growth rate through 2017 and projects that the market will reach $9.2 billon.

"There are no borders in cyber space and any group or individual criminal can easily reach anywhere in the world, and incidents have increased year by year in Japan," said Toshio Kanki, MSBD President and CEO. "To counter these threats, MBSD is incorporating industry leading Webroot Threat Intelligence into its solution. With Webroot, we can enhance the value of MBSD protection and offer top level of security service to our customers in and outside Japan."

"The increasing volume, speed, and sophistication of cyber attacks necessitates a move toward more intelligent cybersecurity," said Dick Williams, Webroot CEO. "Increasingly, businesses with a global reach, such as MBSD, are looking to fill in the gaps left open by traditional web security products relying on outdated approaches and stagnant, inaccurate data. In this case, the company was in need of a partner that takes a proactive – rather than reactive – approach to advanced threats. That such a respected international organization selected Webroot is a testament to our collective threat intelligence technology and cloud-based behavioral monitoring."

MBSD’s managed security services currently includes Internet detection system (IDS), intrusion prevent system (IPS), and web application firewall (WAF) services. Additionally, MBSD customers have access to a designated computer security incident response team (CSIRT), the efforts of which are based on security information and event management (SIEM) technology. The Webroot® big data analytics and automated machine learning compliments these offering to rapidly identify potentially dangerous incoming or outbound traffic, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers.

About MBSD

MBSD is the Japanese leading security company in managed security services, vulnerability assessment and testing, GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) consulting, incident response and handling, digital forensics, and secure programming training services. The MBSD services are provided by its personnel, including the leading security experts in the field of secure programming, application security, penetration testing, and threat analysis who have in-depth knowledge and understanding of attackers' methodologies. MBSD works for Internet infrastructure companies, cyber commerce and media giants, financial institutes, global enterprise, and government agencies in Japan to support their strategies against rapidly increasing threats from cyber space.

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Webroot delivers next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe. Our smarter approach harnesses the power of cloud-based collective threat intelligence derived from millions of real-world devices to stop threats in real time and help secure the connected world.