Webroot CEO Dick Williams Recognized as CRN Top 100 Executive

BROOMFIELD, CO. - August 31, 2016

Webroot, the market leader in next-generation endpoint security and cloud-based collective threat intelligence, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Webroot CEO, Dick Williams, on its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes technology industry leaders who have helped shape today’s IT channel.

As one of CRN’s "Most Influential Innovators," Dick Williams has built Webroot into one of the largest and most successful cybersecurity companies. Managed service providers (MSPs) leverage Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business Endpoint Protection to grow scalable, profitable services offerings that protect against the most advanced persistent threats. Security providers can integrate Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence into their own solutions to protect against malicious URLs, IPs, files, and mobile applications. Through security partners and a network of over 6,000 MSPs, Webroot protects over 120,000 businesses.

"The executives on our 2016 Top 100 list have led their companies to extraordinary achievements, both technological and entrepreneurial," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We congratulate each of this year’s Top 100 Executives and celebrate their trailblazing contributions to the advancement of the IT channel."

"The IT channel is a critical component of Webroot’s growth strategy," said Dick Williams. "Through a strong network of MSPs and security partners, we are able to reach millions of new end users every year. Leveraging our cloud-based platform and the power of machine learning, we are rapidly expanding our portfolio of security solutions to address today’s threats and those of the evolving Internet of Everything. We are grateful that this award recognizes those investments and our dedication to helping customers succeed in a rapidly changing IT security landscape."

The Top 100 Executives list is featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/300081567/the-top-25-innovators-of-2016.htm/pgno/0/14.

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