BOULDER, Colorado, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the first Internet security service company, today announced availability of Prevx 3.0 across leading US retailers. From today, PC users can purchase boxed versions of Prevx 3.0 - powerful, cloud-based anti-malware technology from Webroot subsidiary Prevx - at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Fry's Electronics and Fry's.com, J&R, Micro Center, Newegg.com, PCmall.com and other leading retailers nationwide. The award-winning Prevx 3.0 is a layered anti-malware solution designed to boost PC protection by offering faster scanning, a super-light footprint and full compatibility with all the popular anti-malware brands on the market today. PC users will be able to purchase two versions of the product: Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware or Prevx 3.0 Cloud Security, which includes the powerful Prevx SafeOnline browser-based security technology.
"Attacks by cybercriminals continue to wreak havoc, despite the vast number of anti-malware or antivirus (AV) products available online or in stores across the country. Customers regularly praise our layered security solution for addressing this issue whereby Prevx 3.0 is downloaded and then installed alongside an existing AV to help boost PC defenses," said Mel Morris, vice president and general manager of Prevx operations at Webroot. "Indeed, Prevx is recognized in the industry as a pioneering 'cloud-based' anti-malware solution. This not only means that our approach to combating malware comes from the cloud but it is also the way in which we deliver our product to customers. As a result of our continued success, more customers have come to us asking for a boxed version of our solution, as this is how they've historically preferred to purchase their PC software. This is why we are extremely pleased to be partnering with some of the country's leading retailers to offer a powerful, cloud-based anti-malware solution in-a-box."
Prevx solutions leverage the world's largest cloud-based threat database with knowledge of more than 140 million software applications and 40 million known malicious objects, supported by the most powerful automated malware research operation. This means that unlike traditional anti-malware solutions, if Prevx sees a threat once, all users' PCs are immediately updated to prevent an attack without having to wait for an update. At under 1MB in size, Prevx solutions include the world's smallest, fastest, and lightest security agent, which downloads, installs and scans a PC in minutes. Prevx solutions are also fully interoperable with an existing anti-malware solution. Hence, even if a PC user has a security product installed, Prevx will run alongside it to show what it is missing and provide an extra layer of defence.
As a result of this unique combination of faster scanning, a super-light footprint and interoperability with other anti-malware products, customers who purchase Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware will be protected by one of the few solutions to receive a Platinum Product Award from security testing expert West Coast Labs. Those that select Prevx 3.0 Cloud Security with have all the benefits of Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware plus the industry leading browser-based security technology, Prevx SafeOnline. Prevx SafeOnline gives PC users confidence when using the internet by mitigating the risk of online fraud attacks such as phishing, DNS poisoning, screen grabbing, man-in-the-browser and keystroke logging - even in the unlikely event of malware breaking through a PC's defense.
Morris added: "One harsh reality of the threat that cybercrime poses is that a single piece of malware that lives undetected for 5 minutes can already complete its job. For the increasing number of people today who use the internet to access all manner of personalized services or transactions, such as online banking and e-commerce, a combination of PC and browser-based protection is absolutely critical. Prevx SafeOnline offers protection on all websites and at all times by locking down the PC operating system and browser to render malware blind to the transaction. This means personal details such as passwords and log-in credentials will not fall into the wrong hands even if there is a virus on your PC."
Pricing and Availability
Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware is available today at a recommended annual subscription price of $29.99 for one PC or $49.99 for up to 3 PCs. Prevx 3.0 Cloud Security is also available from today at a recommended annual subscription price of $59.99 for up to 3 PCs. In addition, at no additional charge, U.S. based technical support is provided by CloudSpyder for the duration of the subscription. CloudSpyder is a U.S. company that publishes, distributes, and supports software utilities.
Prevx is a wholly owned subsidiary of Webroot. For additional product information, please visit http://www.prevx.com.
Webroot is a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1997, privately held Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and employs more than 470 people globally in operations across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Consistently rated among the best security offerings available, Webroot's products include email, Web and archiving security services for businesses, and anti-malware, privacy and identity protection for consumers.
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