BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot Software announced today that after careful consideration, the company has decided to withdraw its membership from the Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors (COAST). The company issued the following statement: "Webroot has always considered our obligations to our customers as our most important mission as a company. We believe their protection, privacy and peace of mind are paramount and have developed products and supported public policies that reflect that view. Our founding of the Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors, or COAST, also reflected that position. Of late, we have become concerned that COAST is moving in a direction with which we cannot agree. We have long championed an open dialog among anti-spyware solutions on standards criteria for defining spyware. However, we are not comfortable with the idea of COAST as a certification body or as a marketing tool for member companies. These concerns required Webroot to re-assess our affiliation with COAST and after careful consideration, Webroot is resigning from COAST, effective immediately. The company will continue to play an active part in public dialogues about these issues, and will continue to participate in alliances and organizations that share our views and goals." About Webroot Software Webroot Software, a privately held company based in Boulder, Colorado, creates innovative privacy, protection and performance products and services for millions of users around the world, ranging from enterprises, Internet service providers, government agencies and higher education institutions, to small businesses and individuals. The company provides a suite of high-quality, easy-to-use software that guides and empowers consumers as they surf the Web, protecting personal information and returning control over computing environments. Webroot's software consistently receives top ratings and recommendations by respected third-party media and product reviewers. In addition to buying these products online at www.webroot.com, Webroot products are found on the shelves of leading retailers around the world, including: Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CompUSA, Circuit City, Fry's, Staples and MicroCenter. To find out more about Webroot, visit www.webroot.com or call 1-800-772-9383. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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