Webroot Appoints Specialist Distributor Dekkers for the Benelux Region | Webroot

Innovative Cloud-based Endpoint Protection Provider Expands Netherlands-based Distributor's Anti-Malware Capabilities

Broomfield, CO - April 15, 2013

Webroot, a leader in delivering security as a service, today announced the appointment of Dekkers Intermediair BV, a specialist distributor based in the Netherlands, as its principal distributor for the Benelux region. Dekkers, also the distributor for LabTech, is complimenting its product portfolio with Webroot SecureAnywhere® security intelligence solutions to help its managed service provider (MSP) partners and their customers benefit from improved malware protection, system performance and overall productivity. Webroot's new channel partnership with Dekkers expands its existing partner network and further builds upon one of the most innovative distribution models in Europe.

As part of the new agreement, Dekkers will become a fully enabled distribution partner, with access to the full range of Webroot solutions. Primary focus will be on cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection, which provides advanced real-time protection against both known and unknown malware. Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions enable partners to drastically reduce support overheads by removing the need to reimage machines associated with virus infection.

"Webroot provides us with a highly effective way to ensure our MSP partners and their customers are able to secure users against existing and emerging threats, by providing the most broad, up-to-date and accurate endpoint protection," said Willem Jan Dekkers, CEO at Dekkers Intermediair. "Dekkers is committed to supplying innovative and cutting edge solutions which enable easy, streamlined management and security, while also incorporating the latest lightweight anti-malware technology that truly benefits from the power of the cloud."

A new Web security study commissioned by Webroot found that Web-borne attacks are impacting businesses, with the majority of them reporting significant effects in the form of high rates of malware threats, including phishing attacks, spyware, keyloggers and hacked passwords. Unlike traditional security solutions, Webroot SecureAnywhere installs in seconds, scans in less than two minutes, and never requires security updates or signature database downloads which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed. Webroot's unique client and cloud architecture allows customers to quickly gather critical collective endpoint data and provide real-time intelligence to protect against ever-evolving threats.

"Webroot's drastically different approach to protecting endpoints enables MSPs to offer their customers enhanced security and improved productivity thanks to reduced support overheads and minimal downtime as a result of viruses" said Charles Tomeo, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Webroot. "We are always open to acquiring new channel partners who are committed to delivering excellent solutions and support services to their customers, and Dekkers closely fits our strategic partnership model at Webroot. Not only does it have extensive, market-leading experience, its innovative distribution approach matches Webroot's strong customer focus and stellar product offerings."

Webroot will be demonstrating its security intelligence solutions at InfoSecurity Europe 2013, held in London in booth #D60, April 23 through 25, 2013. For more information about the Webroot Channel Partner Program, please contact partnerprogram@webroot.com or visit webroot.com/partners.

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