Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, announced today that its Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ service was named a bronze winner for Personal Safety in the Innovative Services category at the Edison Awards. Now in its 25th year, the Edison Awards honor some of the world's leading companies for innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.
"Winning this award is an honor, not only because it recognizes product innovation, but because it is a testament to the rising importance of Internet security to personal safety," said Dick Williams, Webroot CEO. "We are honored that Webroot was recognized alongside emergency response and notification providers, which drives home the point that protection against online threats is now an integral part of overall personal security. Webroot is committed to making the world a safer place by providing solutions that take the burden out of managing online security."
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
"As the pace of innovation quickens and the 'race to next' becomes ever more competitive, it's increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present Webroot with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow," says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete was selected for its innovative cloud-based approach to antimalware and personal security. Designed to protect the individual rather than the device, the product uses unique technologies to make online protection faster, easier to manage, and more effective, whether an individual is browsing the Internet on a computer or a mobile device.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards represent the spirit of innovation personified by Thomas Edison, inspiring America's drive to remain in the forefront of creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Sponsors of the 2012 Edison Awards include: Nielsen, USA TODAY, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, CSRware, applepeak and ViridiSTOR. For more information about the Edison Awards and a full list of winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
*PassMark Software, "Webroot SecureAnywhere – Endpoint Protection vs Seven Traditional Endpoint Security Products," February 2012