Webroot and ORIGIN PC Team Up to Deliver Real-time Protection for PC Gamers against Menacing Malware

Innovative Cloud-based Security is Alternative to the Traditional Security Solutions that have Proven Ineffective against Today’s Malware

BROOMFIELD, CO - November 12, 2014

Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, today announced a strategic partnership with ORIGIN PC, builders of custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardcore enthusiasts and gamers. The agreement will enable ORIGIN PC to offer Webroot SecureAnywhere® Antivirus for PC Gamers to connected gamers as an alternative to the traditional security solutions that have proven ineffective against today’s malware, and caused significant slow-downs on the high performance gaming systems they were meant to protect.

ORIGIN PC delivers an unrivaled gaming experience utilizing the best parts and technology the computer gaming industry has to offer. ORIGIN PC provides world class 24/7 lifetime support and is comprised of a team of people who understand the art of elite system building and maintenance. ORIGIN PC technicians agree that Webroot’s software is highly recommended with its custom gaming PCs to instantly protect gamers from the latest online threats, including viruses, phishing attacks and identity theft.

“As an avid PC gamer, I’ve always wanted anti-virus software that wouldn’t affect my gameplay. Webroot’s innovative cloud-based security is the solution that PC gamers have been looking for,” said Kevin Wasielewski, ORIGIN PC CEO and cofounder. “With Webroot, our customers will receive seamless yet strong protection on their ORIGIN PC systems thanks to its non-intrusive services. With minimum resources being used and practically no slow-downs, Webroot SecureAnywhere protection comes highly recommended for all PC enthusiasts.”

A recent Webroot® study on security and PC gamers indicates that many gamers either disable their security or remove it altogether, thereby sacrificing protection to maximize system performance and leaving themselves vulnerable to gaming-focused malware and cyber-attacks. The study also found 47 percent have experienced a malware attack. "Effectiveness" and "does not slow down system performance" ranked as the most important security program characteristics for gamers considering a security solution.

“ORIGIN PC’s dedication and focus towards complete enhancement of the users gaming experience, combined with Webroot’s security expertise and easy-to-use software is a perfect match,” said David Bennett, Webroot’s vice president of worldwide consumer and SMB sales. “Simply put, gamers need the fastest computers on the market that require the best performance security. The combination of Webroot and ORIGIN PC will ensure PC gamers and enthusiasts are protected against the latest threats from the moment they are discovered – anywhere in the world.”

Purchasing and Availability

Webroot SecureAnywhere® Antivirus for PC Gamers is available in ORIGIN PC’s Gear Shop online and as an “ORIGIN Recommended” security software in the company’s custom system configurator. Webroot will also be showcasing its threat detection at LANFest NETWAR 27.0, the PC gaming event that brings together the LAN (local area network) gaming community, from November 14 to 15, 2014, at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Event attendees will have opportunities to win prizes such as free copies of Webroot software and other Webroot merchandise.

About ORIGIN PC

ORIGIN PC builds custom, high-performance desktops, workstations, and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, digital/graphics artists, professionals, government agencies and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. Every ORIGIN PC comes with free 24/7 lifetime support based in the United States. The ORIGIN PC staff is comprised of award-winning enthusiasts, experienced in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with others. ORIGIN PC is located in Miami, FL, and ships worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ORIGINPC.com or call 1-877-ORIGIN-0. (674-4460)

About Webroot

Webroot is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet Security Company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit www.webroot.com.

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