Webroot® Expands Global Protection with Achab in Italy

Innovative Cloud-based Endpoint Protection Expands Distributor’s Anti-Malware Capabilities

Broomfield, Colo., USA and Milan, Italy - February 25, 2014

Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced expansion into Italy with the addition of Achab to its global network of distributors. Achab, a software distributor based in Milan targeting the SMB Italian market, is expanding its product portfolio with Webroot SecureAnywhere® security intelligence solutions to help its business customers benefit from improved malware protection, system performance and overall productivity. Webroot will also gain access to Achab’s comprehensive network of channels, points of sale and value-added resellers.

Availability of faster connectivity, the proliferation of mobile devices, and growth in ecommerce and social networking have increased the number of cyber attacks in Italy and the level of focus on cybersecurity. As a result, consumers and businesses are ramping up Internet security efforts and are quickly adopting Webroot’s cloud-based endpoint protection that provides advanced real-time threat and data protection against malware, phishing attacks and web threats.

“Security is an increasing issue in Italy and Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions address it in such a compelling and innovative way that we are really thrilled to offer them to the market,” said Andrea Veca, CEO at Achab. “Natively cloud-based, easily deployed and administered through a world class management console, Webroot delivers a multiplatform, light weight protection at an attractive price point. Webroot offers a great combination of features that I am confident that our customers, including IT service providers, will love it.”

As part of the new agreement, Achab will become a fully enabled distribution partner, with access to the full range of Webroot solutions. Primary focus will be on Webroot SecureAnywhere® Antivirus and Webroot SecureAnywhere® Internet Security Plus for consumers and Webroot SecureAnywhere® – Business Endpoint Protection for businesses. Unlike traditional security solutions, Webroot SecureAnywhere installs and scans in seconds, and doesn’t need security updates or signature database downloads which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed.

“Achab was selected as a key partner based on its extensive technical background, industry expertise and strong customer base in Italy,” said Charles Tomeo, vice president of worldwide channels at Webroot. "By including our market-leading enterprise-class security solutions in its portfolio, Achab can deliver tremendous value and support to an expansive number of customers. The agreement will also open up significant opportunities for new partnerships across Italy.”

About Achab

Founded in 1994 and based in Milano, Achab specializes in distribution of software applications enabling SMBs to create ICT infrastructures that are flexible, effective, and cost efficient. Our mission is to simplify the lives of our customers, our resellers and their end users, individuating the most profitable architecture for their needs. Our portfolio comprises selected infrastructure solutions such as the IT Automation platform Kaseya, the messaging server MDaemon, the Security solution Avira and other infrastructural applications.

Servicing thousands of IT Service Providers across the country, we carry out from all flavors of marketing activities to sales strategy and execution, from technical support to product trainings; Achab acts as a local branch of the vendor with full commitment, dedication and a special tweak.

For more information, visit www.achab.it

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Webroot delivers next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe. Our smarter approach harnesses the power of cloud-based collective threat intelligence derived from millions of real-world devices to stop threats in real time and help secure the connected world.