Webroot Expands Global Protection with Sovaton in Southern Africa

Innovative Cloud-based Endpoint Protection Expands Distributor's Anti-Malware Capabilities

Broomfield, CO, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa - August 27, 2013

Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security solutions, today announced expansion into Southern Africa with the addition of Sovaton to its global network of distributors. Sovaton is complimenting its product portfolio with Webroot SecureAnywhere® security intelligence solutions to help its consumer and business customers benefit from improved malware protection, system performance and overall productivity. Webroot will also gain access to Sovaton’s comprehensive network of channels, points of sale and value-added resellers.

Expansion of affordable Internet connectivity and the proliferation of mobile devices have greatly increased the number of online users, and also given rise to increased cyber attacks. As a result, consumers and businesses are ramping up cybersecurity efforts and are quickly adopting Webroot’s cloud-based endpoint and mobile protection. Webroot’s security solutions are widely known for their superior performance and advanced real-time threat intelligence, which protects users against malware, phishing attacks and other web threats.

“Cybersecurity is a top concern in Southern Africa. With our strong channel network we plan to take market penetration of Webroot SecureAnywhere offerings to the next level,” said Lisa Rice, General Manager at Sovaton. "We provide only best-of-breed solutions to our clients and Webroot provides us with a highly effective way to ensure our customers are secure against existing and emerging threats, by providing the most broad, up-to-date and accurate endpoint protection.”

As part of the new agreement, Sovaton will become a fully enabled distribution partner, with access to the full range of Webroot solutions. Primary focus will be on Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus and Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus for consumers and Webroot SecureAnywhere – Business Endpoint Protection for businesses. Unlike traditional security solutions, Webroot SecureAnywhere installs and scans in seconds, and doesn’t need security updates or signature database downloads which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed.

“Sovaton was selected as a key partner based on its sole focus on IT security solutions and broad network of reseller partners across the region,” said Charles Tomeo, vice president of worldwide channels at Webroot. "Demand for Webroot products and services is growing very quickly around the world and we look forward to working with Sovaton and their customers as we expand across Southern Africa.”

About Sovaton

Sovaton is a Value Added Distributor (VAD) with a sole focus on IT Security solutions to protect and defend IT networks, data and applications. The partnership between Sovaton and Webroot is synergistic and is set to increase the growth potential of both companies with the stated goal of becoming the leading antivirus protection across Africa.

We are passionate about our products and with a focused product range it enables us to be industry experts, constantly seeking creative ways to generate new opportunities for our channel partners. We also have the focus, expertise and energy to provide solutions for our customers that cannot be found elsewhere in the market place. For more information, visit www.sovaton.com

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