2006 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN Magazine | Awards

Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise Generates High Margins for Solutions Providers

BOULDER, CO - November 13, 2006

Webroot Software, Inc., the leading provider of anti-spyware software for consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced it has been chosen as one of CRN Magazine's 2006 Emerging Technology Vendors. This annual list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

In less than one year since launching its Channel Edge Partner Program, Webroot's Spy Sweeper Enterprise has become well known among solution providers for generating increased profitability while effectively combating spyware threats. The program offers partners an unrivaled lineup of comprehensive training tools, regular webinars, ROI-driven marketing materials and superior technical and sales support.

Recently, Webroot announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor. This alliance further demonstrates Webroot's commitment to strategically expand its channel relationships?

"Being named by CRN as one of this year's Emerging Vendors is a great compliment to everyone who has been involved with our channel sales and development," said C. David Moll, CEO of Webroot Software. "Channel sales are an increasingly critical element of our corporate growth strategy so we have invested significant time and money to develop our channel relationships and continuously prove to our partners just how important they are to our success."

Webroot's approach to combat spyware continues to prove significantly more effective when compared with solutions offered by large security suite vendors. For instance, a test conducted by VeriTest showed that Webroot's software fully cleaned 94 percent of the entire test bed, while McAfee cleaned 53 percent and Symantec only 51 percent.

"Joining forces with Webroot was one of the best business decisions we've made," said Kristen Cox, president, Checkpoint Services, Inc. "By offering our customers the industry's proven, leading anti-spyware software, we have not only increased our profitability but we have established even stronger relationships with our customers. They know Spy Sweeper Enterprise is a trusted name in the industry and that reflects well on us. We are proud to be affiliated with the company and its products."


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