Security SaaS Positioned for 2008 E-Mail Security Boundries | Awards

BROOMFIELD, CO - September 30, 2008

Webroot, the leading provider of anti-spyware software for consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant in the E-Mail Security Boundaries Magic Quadrant report for 2008.

“We believe Gartner’s positioning of Webroot® E-Mail Security SaaS in the Visionaries quadrant is confirmation of our strategic vision to deliver better security, manageability and value to customers via a SaaS-based security solution,” said Mike Irwin, COO, Webroot. “As the security and threat landscapes continue to evolve and as customers begin to embrace SaaS as an alternative to on-premise solutions, our security SaaS offerings will be well positioned to meet customer demands.”

According to Gartner Analyst Arabella Hallawell, the messaging security market adoption rate will grow from 20 percent in 2008 to 70 percent in 2018 while Web security adoption will grow from 10 percent to 65 percent in the same time period*. Webroot’s own security SaaS solutions have grown at 50 percent globally including customer implementations of over 30,000 users in the past six months alone.

Webroot Security SaaS solutions deliver enterprise-class security with better manageability, better value and better protection than appliances and server-based solutions. Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS protects against spam, viruses and data leakage, along with additional compliance, archiving and business continuity features.

Webroot Web Security SaaS is also a part of the Webroot Security SaaS family and provides URL and Web content filtering plus proactive protection against web-based malware for corporate and mobile laptop users. Webroot Security SaaS solutions are backed by free US-based support that includes 24x7x365 access to a robust knowledge base, toll-free telephone support and free product and defense updates for the duration of a subscription.

To learn more about Webroot Security SaaS, visit them at the Gartner IT Security Symposium in London, September 29 through October 1.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner IT Security Summit, June 2008, “The Next Ten Years in Secure Messaging”, by Arabella Hallawell.

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