Webroot Introduces Next Generation Threat Intelligence Services for Enterprises

Industry Leader Delivers Enhanced Security Intelligence to Enterprises Facing Unknown Web Attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats

BROOMFIELD, CO - June 23, 2014

Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, today announced expansion of its enterprise-class security solutions with the introduction of BrightCloud® Security Services for Enterprise, a new portfolio of services which makes Webroot’s industry-leading threat intelligence available to enterprises through integration with popular network security and management platforms. The first services within this portfolio, BrightCloud for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and BrightCloud for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), support integration with security solutions from Palo Alto Networks® and Splunk®.

The explosion in both volume and sophistication of web-based attacks has challenged organizations to keep up. Enterprises struggle to maintain current intelligence and determine which security events actually threaten their environment. With big data analytics and automated machine learning from Webroot, enterprises can augment the threat data in their existing network appliances and security management solutions with highly accurate and customized intelligence to gain earlier and more complete insight into potential web-based threats.

Unlike most other threat intelligence solutions, BrightCloud Security Services collect and analyzes threat intelligence across multiple vectors – IP, URL, File and Application – from a massive network of nearly 35 million users protected by Webroot endpoint security solutions and by Webroot technology partners, such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, SourceFire, F5, RSA, Aruba Networks, and Microsoft, who have embedded BrightCloud threat intelligence in their security solutions. Webroot correlates this data using the Webroot® Intelligence Network, an innovative cloud-based security analytics platform, to provide actionable real-time threat intelligence with higher accuracy and fewer false positives than other threat intelligence solutions.

“Businesses are struggling to identify and stop new web threats because the rate of change is faster than many current security technologies can keep up with. Either they are too slow to recognize new threats, or they are simply overwhelmed by the amount of data generated,” said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot. “Webroot’s BrightCloud Security Services for Enterprise provide truly actionable insight by continuously assessing the risk of incoming IPs based on both their reputation and their relationship to other IPs, malicious URLs, files and apps, and we tailor that intelligence to each customer’s unique environment”.

Next Generation Threat Intelligence Offerings for PAN and Splunk

As the first two offerings of BrightCloud Security Services for Enterprise, Webroot has introduced solutions for the Palo Alto Networks (PAN) and Splunk platforms.

BrightCloud IP Reputation for Palo Alto Networks enables enterprises to enhance the effectiveness of their PAN next generation firewall appliances by integrating highly-accurate IP reputation data with their PAN firewall to block malicious incoming IPs. The BrightCloud for NGFW service also analyzes inbound IP addresses from the PAN appliance and tailors the threat intelligence it delivers to include IPs that represent a higher probability of a future attack.

BrightCloud IP Reputation Service for Splunk enables enterprises to correlate their network traffic and IP reputation data in their Splunk environment to facilitate early detection of IP related attacks. This enhances the enterprise’s investment in their SIEM solution by providing threat intelligence on a global scale, and helps identify and remediate potential security issues before they lead to breaches.

Webroot Presents New Services at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

Webroot will be demonstrating the new BrightCloud Security Services for Enterprise and Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit on June 23-26, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland, booth #101. Webroot partner, ThreatStream, will also be presenting their integration of BrightCloud Security Services with their Optic threat intelligence platform within the Webroot booth. In addition, Mike Malloy, Webroot EVP of products and strategy, will present “Traditional Antivirus is dead. What is the Next Generation?” on Tuesday, June 24 at 9:45 a.m. Chip Witt and David Dufour from Webroot, will host a speaking session at the Gartner Summit, entitled “Catch Me If You Can: Using Real-Time Threat Intelligence,” that will run Monday, June 23 at 1:35 p.m. in Theatre B, Prince George’s C-D. Also, visit the Webroot Hospitality Suite on Tuesday, June 24 for some medieval-themed fun; located in National Harbor 7 from 5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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