Webroot Software, Inc., the leading provider of anti-spyware software and other security technologies for the enterprise and consumers, today announced that its award winning anti-spyware enterprise software, Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise 2.5, has been named the best overall anti-malware solution and the best anti-spyware solution by SC Magazine. Winners were announced at the 2006 SC Awards Gala on February 14th, 2006 which took place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.
With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world’s leading awards program for the information security industry. The awards are composed of the Reader Trust Awards - voted on by SC readers in each region, and the excellence and professional awards that are judged by a panel of the industry’s top talents. The overall anti-malware category included solutions in the anti-spyware, anti-virus, anti-trojan and anti-worm categories. SC Magazine also recently awarded Spy Sweeper Enterprise with its prestigious 'Best Buy Award'.
"We are very honored to yet again receive recognition for Spy Sweeper Enterprise from SC Magazine and its dedicated readers," said Vinay Goel, vice president global marketing at Webroot Software Inc. "As we found in the most recent State of Spyware report, the most malicious types of spyware are continuing to infect enterprises at record rates. As the severity and pervasiveness of spyware continues to increase, Webroot is fully committed toeducating businesses on the damaging effects of spyware and also protecting them with the most advanced anti-spyware protection."
Webroot’s Spy Sweeper Enterprise 2.5 is designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the most malicious types of spyware. The software provides unparalleled remediation of the most damaging types of spyware, including system monitors, keyloggers, trojans and remote threads in core processes and rootkits, and protects customers from more than 100,000 unique traces of spyware by automatically updating spyware definitions at least twice a week. Since its introduction in June 2004, Spy Sweeper Enterprise has sold 2.5 million licenses and is deployed across more than 8,500 businesses and institutions.