HISTORY OF WEBROOT

Although "next-gen" is kind of a buzzword these days, it has a lot of meaning and value in the cybersecurity space. Check out our technology timeline to see how long we’ve been in the next-gen game.

PRESENT DAY
Webroot is the #1 provider of threat intelligence and Smarter Cybersecurity® solutions for technology vendors, MSPs, small to medium-sized businesses, and home users.

Webroot Virus Protection Software

2017
Launched Webroot SecureAnywhere® DNS Protection to protect businesses, their employees, their customers, and guest WiFi users against DNS-based attacks, enforce acceptable use policies, and manage bandwidth.

2017
Acquired Securecast to bring a holistic approach to security and educate end users about online risks; launched Webroot® Security Awareness Training to help businesses empower their end users to become a stronger first line of defense.

2016
Acquired CyberFlow Analytics to enhance our ability to address the proliferation of IoT devices, smart cities, and other increasingly complex network systems.

2014
Launched our tailor-made online management console for MSPs, the Webroot® Global Site Manager, which allows admins to manage all Webroot protection from one convenient location, even across numerous clients and locations.

2012
Released award-winning, next-generation Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business Endpoint Protection and is named a bronze winner for Innovative Services at the Edison Awards; ours was the first computer security software ever to be recognized for the Personal Safety category.

Webroot Virus Protection Software

2011
Launched the first fully cloud-based cybersecurity solution on the market: Webroot SecureAnywhere® protection for home users. This fast, lightweight protection has continued to beat competitive products in PassMark performance benchmarking ever since, and has won the PCMag Editor’s Choice award every year.

2010
Acquired BrightCloud and PrevX; BrightCloud founder and rocket scientist Hal Lonas joined Webroot as CTO.

 

 

The Dawn of Next-Gen
Began building out the new, fully cloud-based Webroot® Platform to support all of our protection technology with machine learning and real-time threat detection.

2009
Hit the 10-million mark on protected home user endpoints.

Webroot Virus Protection Software

2008
Launched its first consumer security suite, Webroot Internet Security Essentials, in the US, with an international release the following year.

2007
Introduced a new firewall protection feature with Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Desktop Firewall.

2006
Added an antivirus component to our Spy Sweeper product for home users.

2004
Entered the enterprise market in 2004 with the launch of Webroot® Spy Sweeper Enterprise, which enhanced Spy Sweeper to allow admins to deploy antispyware protection across an entire corporate network.

2002
Introduced our first spyware blocking and removal tool, Spy Sweeper.

1997
Founded by Steven Thomas and Kristen Talley; flagship product was a trace removal agent called Webroot Window Washer, which removed traces of online activity and enabled customers to securely delete files or wipe systems as desired.

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