Webroot Introduces IoT Gateway Protection with Real-Time Threat Intelligence after Receiving Top Cybersecurity Honors from Frost and Sullivan

Latest Innovation Demonstrates Webroot’s Strategic Product Development to Protect Critical, Cloud-Connected Infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. - May 17, 2016

Following the recognition that Webroot Inc. received in September 2015 for the Product Leadership Award for its BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Platform, the company announced the release of Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways. The cybersecurity service is offered to Internet of Things (IoT) gateway partners and developers of IoT solutions to augment real-time protection against malicious threats, unauthorized network access, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

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Although IoT is still an emerging market, it already connects more than nine billion devices globally. Over the next five years, that number is expected to grow to between 20 billion and 50 billion devices. In 2025, IoT is expected to create economic benefits between $4 trillion to $11 trillion globally. Hence, IoT is a logistical and economic force to be reckoned with, and every organization needs an IoT security strategy to mitigate risks. With the infiltration of modern malware, zero-day exploits, and new advanced threats, traditional approaches to security will not succeed in the era of IoT. As a result, collective or shared threat intelligence will be a top priority for IoT security.

"Designed specifically for IoT partners to secure their systems against advanced and persistent network-based threats, the latest introduction from Webroot marks the next step in securing the IoT through Smarter Cybersecurity solutions," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishna Raman. "We recognized Webroot for developing a product with innovative features and functionality and gaining rapid acceptance in the market. BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT gateways demonstrates Webroot’s strategic product development to protect critical, cloud-connected infrastructure."

Webroot’s advanced security solutions can be deployed by IoT Solution providers, IoT platform providers, and managed security service providers (MSSPs). The company partners with more than 40 original equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, Citrix, Aruba Networks, and F5 Networks with its BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services.

"Webroot has optimally tapped the market demand for a superior and versatile protection solution with its BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services," noted Raman. "The company already claims a strong partner list and expects to further entrench itself across global industrial markets through its secure IoT gateways cybersecurity service."

Webroot and Frost & Sullivan are hosting a webinar, "IoT Security at the Edge – The Value of Threat Intelligence Gateways," on May 24, 2016, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. MDT to discuss the importance of securing the network edge and the growth of the IoT gateway security market. To register for the webinar, visit: IoT Security at the Edge.

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