Boulder, CO/Theale, UK – October 9, 2008
Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the signing of a worldwide strategic partnership with Integralis, Europe's Leading Security Systems Integrator and trusted security partner to over half of the FTSE 100. Integralis will become a premier member of the Webroot® Channel Edge Partner program, which helped Webroot earn CRN Magazine’s Security Vendor of the Year (2007) award. As a premier partner, Integralis will now deliver Webroot Security Software as a Service (SaaS) as an integrated part of their security and risk management portfolio.
"We are proud that Integralis has selected Webroot Security SaaS as the choice security solution for their customers," said Peter Watkins, chief executive officer, Webroot. "Being selected by a company that has the extensive security industry expertise like Integralis really validates our commitment to delivering network security in the cloud. Now companies of all sizes can benefit from a scalable enterprise-class security solution that is easy to manage and provides better protection and value than traditional appliances and software."
Integralis joins the Webroot Channel Edge Partner Program at the premier level and can now provide Webroot Security SaaS solutions globally, via its 19 offices throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. With a unique structure and unrivalled experience in integrating security solutions, Integralis advises and guides companies through the implementation of IT security and risk management solutions. Their portfolio covers security systems integration services such as consultancy, audits, risk management and security policies. With Webroot Security SaaS, Integralis will broaden its managed services portfolio and be positioned to take advantage of the rapidly growing security SaaS market.
"The decision to enhance our portfolio with Webroot was easy," said Jason Humphreys, director of Managed Security Services & Development at Integralis. "Our customers need a security solution that can address the very complex nature of web and email content today - that stays ahead of malware threats. Webroot Security SaaS is a technically advanced offering that more than addresses the critical needs of the market; increased protection, greater manageability and reduced cost of ownership."
In a recent survey of technology decision-makers, industry research organization Forrester found that SaaS is continuing its fast-paced growth as buyers seek shorter deployment times, faster ROI and pay-as-you-go pricing. In addition, adoption is now at 16 percent, up 33 percent from last year globally. The increased protection and manageability, improved technology and fast deployment of SaaS security is ideal for businesses of all sizes, from the SMB to the large enterprise, but it is especially well-suited for the small business that cannot afford the costs for enterprise-type redundancy, in-house security expertise and technologies chosen by their larger competitors.
ABOUT INTEGRALIS AG
Integralis AG (listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange, ticker symbol AAGN, ISIN DE0005155030) is the leading IT security service provider. With a total of 17 branches and about 400 employees across Europe and the United States, Integralis provides its customers with secure and protected communications and e-commerce transactions via private and public networks. Integralis' range of services encompasses strategic IT security consulting, audits, risk management, the definition of security policies, implementation and configuration of high-quality third-party products as well as comprehensive support right up to 7/24 managed security service. The Company's satisfied customers include small and mid-size companies, multinationals as well as large public-sector bodies.
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