Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced record sales growth in Australia and New Zealand during its 2013 fiscal year operations which ended June 30, 2013. The company introduced its portfolio of cloud-based security services for businesses in early 2012 and is focusing significant efforts on growth in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Significant Growth in Australia and New Zealand
Webroot’s sales in the Australia and New Zealand markets grew an astounding 591 percent year-over-year, with significant growth in channel sales activity. Webroot’s success in the region was driven largely by accelerated adoption of its Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business solutions, and a rapidly expanding channel and partner network.
“We’re very pleased with the results from the region in the last fiscal year. It’s clear businesses are looking for a better solution to help them combat the highly-complex online threats they now face, and Webroot’s cloud-based security-as-a-service solutions provide better protection and reduced complexity, ” said Crispin Kerr, Webroot Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region. “We attribute the success from the past year to our people, our products and our partners. We are continuing to invest in all three areas, so we believe we are also well positioned for continued growth.”
Partnerships Drove Expansion in FY2013
Throughout the fiscal year, Webroot secured a number of channel partnerships to rapidly expand delivery of its security services and technologies. Recent announcements include an alliance with Sydney-based Vadis Systems as a key distributor for SecureAnywhere solutions, and a new partnership with Queensland-based managed service provider (MSP) Xari Group, to provide Webroot malware protection in conjunction with the LabTech remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform for a complete cloud-based managed antivirus solution.
In addition to the recent partnerships, Webroot achieved significant growth within the MSP segment throughout the year, closing 350 separate deals in the region during fiscal 2013. Managed Service Providers (MSPS) are rapidly standardising on Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection to protect their clients and more efficiently provide remote security management and administration. Among the most prominent developments in this growing customer segment was Webroot’s four-year global agreement with Sydney-based Anittel, one of the world’s largest MSPs, to deploy Webroot’s protection to 10,000 customer endpoints.
“After an extensive review of the majority of anti-malware products available on the market, Anittel chose Webroot for its revolutionary ‘no definition’ update model, its small install and scanning footprint, and its excellent detection and remediation abilities,” commented Rob Pickering, Chief Technology Officer at Anittel. “We expect that the deployment of this will save significant amounts of our staff’s time and lead our customers to have a much better managed antivirus experience than our previous solution.”
Local Growth Mirrors Global Success
Webroot also recently announced its global results for the fiscal year, in which it attained the top market-share position in the U.S. retail security software category, surpassed one million users of its mobile security solutions, and added thousands of new business customers worldwide.
Expansion of its channel and partner network will continue to be a key area of focus in the coming year, and Webroot advises organisations interested in partnering to contact them at email@example.com or visit webroot.com/partners.