Frost and Sullivan Recognizes Webroot for Product Leadership in IoT Cybersecurity

BROOMFIELD, CO - September 17, 2015

Webroot today announced it has been named the recipient of the 2015 North American Cybersecurity for Robotics & Industrial Control Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award. The Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award recognizes Webroot for its comprehensive and next-generation approach to IoT cybersecurity, and acknowledges Webroot’s success in delivering innovative technologies that address the considerable cybersecurity threats that will target the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Webroot delivers future-proof cybersecurity to IIoT and IoT solutions through a combination of technologies. BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence ensures IIoT and IoT connected devices, gateways, and control centers are protected from the latest internet threats through a continuously updated cloud threat intelligence platform that continuously scans the internet and uses automated machine learning to quickly identify and protect against the latest cyber threats and zero-day attacks.

Webroot’s next-generation device micro-agents, which are less than 1MB in size, can be easily integrated into IIoT and IoT devices and gateways, providing behavior-based detection of on-device or in-gateway cyber threats. The micro-agents work in combination with BrightCloud Threat Intelligence to understand and protect connected devices against threats, including DDoS attacks, advanced malware and advanced persistent threats, ransomware, application infections, and sensitive data exfiltration. These technologies are delivered through the Webroot® IoT Security Toolkit, and can be built into the devices at manufacture or deployed in gateways and command and control centers.

"Webroot was chosen for the 2015 North American Cybersecurity for Robotics & Industrial Control Product Leadership Award for its proven technology advances and leadership in developing next-generation approaches to prevent attacks," said Krishna Raman, Frost & Sullivan analyst. "Recipients of the award must strive to be best in class, and Webroot’s innovation has placed it at the forefront of the industry."

"We are honored to accept this coveted award, and it serves as strong validation of Webroot’s overall IoT security leadership and unique, future-proofing strategy," said John Sirianni, VP of IoT Strategic Partnerships at Webroot. "While existing cybersecurity solutions for embedded devices focus on locking down systems at the time of manufacture—which has been shown to be ineffective against the evolving threat landscape—BrightCloud Threat Intelligence continuously monitors the origin and nature of attacks, and defends vulnerable IIoT devices and systems against ever-evolving exploits."

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