BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time Internet threat detection, today announced it will be a Platinum Sponsor of the popular LANFest computer gaming series which holds events at sites across the United States. Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus for PC Gamers will be installed on each of the LANfest demo PC gamer systems to ensure they are protected with real-time virus and malware detection, without impacting performance or gameplay.
At LANFest events, hundreds of PC gaming enthusiasts gather to compete in individual and team-based tournaments, meet face-to-face with online teammates, visit exhibitor booths to experience the latest in computer technology, and win computer hardware and prizes from sponsors. Proceeds from these events are donated to a variety of local and national charities.
"Webroot has always had strong support from the gaming community because players know they will be protected without experiencing interruptions or system slow-down," said David Bennett, vice president of worldwide consumer sales at Webroot. "Being a LANFest Platinum sponsor is a great way for Webroot to expand our relationship with this important customer segment and support the charitable work of LANFest."
Webroot's sponsorship kicks-off with LANFest Sacramento 2014, the PC gaming event that brings together the LAN (local area network) gaming community of the greater Sacramento region, from March 28 to 30, 2014 at the Intel campus in Folsom, California. In addition to showcasing Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for PC Gamers, event attendees will have opportunities to win prizes such as free copies of Webroot software and other Webroot merchandise.
About LANFest Sacramento
The Sacramento Chapter is part of the non-profit 501c3 LANFest organization. LANFest is a national organization with non-profit status made up of volunteer gamers and RIGG (Recreational Intel Gamers Group) members that host LAN parties for charity. LANFest Sacramento is a growing community centered on LAN Parties in and around the Sacramento, California area.
Webroot is the market leader in cloud delivered security software as a service (SaaS) solutions for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways you connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to its customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Palo Alto Networks, F5, Cisco, Aruba, NetCitadel, GateProtect, Microsoft and others choose Webroot to provide advanced internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet security company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit www.webroot.com.
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