BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, today announced new updates to its Webroot SecureAnywhere® portfolio for individuals and families. Webroot's latest release continues to provide the crucial combination of ease of installation and award-winning customer support, while introducing even greater internet protection for superior user experience. According to a recent customer survey, primary online security concerns are protecting personal and financial information, as well as online identity.
Consumers recognize that their personal information is a target for cybercriminals and that they are at risk across all devices and operating systems. Webroot's enhancements bring customers more comprehensive security with webcam protection, advanced journaling and rollback, and enhanced self-learning malware detection. These added features extend protection to a wider range of applications, data and customers, making the Webroot SecureAnywhere product family one of the most compelling internet security solutions on the market. Webroot also offers a new 10 license family pack, created to address the increasing number of internet connected devices per household.
"As we see in the headlines every day, online threats are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. Consumers need proactive security to protect them from the latest cyberthreats," said Mike Malloy, EVP of products and strategy at Webroot. "Webroot is constantly updating and enhancing the features of its security solutions. We have taken every facet of internet protection and devised a smarter way of doing it. The result is the most effective, best supported, top rated, and highest performing internet security product people can get."
Webcam and PUA Protection
Cybercriminals are using malware, such as remote access tools (RATs), to take over user computers for spying, invasion of personal privacy and, in some cases, extortion and financial gain. They capture images of bank details, credit cards and other sensitive data and personal activities that were never intended to be shared. This creates a major security risk and is often incredibly difficult to track. Proactive security solutions from Webroot detect, block and remove malware that attempt to utilize webcams. Webroot also analzes over two million potentially unwanted aplications (PUAs) per month to protect users from software that may negatively impact browsing experience by adding unnecessary extensions, plugins and toolbars that track online behavior.
Advanced Journaling and Rollback to Combat Ransomware
Webroot has enhanced the fail-safe rapid rollback functionality that undoes collateral damage from malware infections, reducing the need to repair or replace infected computers. Webroot also provides backup features built into SecureAnywhere solutions that allow users to sync directories automatically to the cloud. If a user were to get infected by a zero day variant of encrypting ransomware, they could restore the files back to their previous, uninfected version using advanced journaling technology.
Real-time Detection for Comprehensive Protection
Today's news is full of security stories of data breaches, phishing attacks and bug exploits, so consumers are increasingly aware of the proliferation, sophistication and personal dangers of cybercrime. To protect users, the advanced, self-learning Webroot® Intelligence Network (WIN) continuously scans the internet, leveraging real-time information provided by 30 million worldwide users. As a result, Webroot is constantly updating and releasing product efficacy enhancements.
PassMark Antivirus Performance Benchmark
Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus has again been identified as the performance leader among seven antivirus protection products. These products were tested for overall impact on PC performance by PassMark Software, an independent software testing lab. Webroot earned top ratings, finishing 30 percent ahead of the next closest competitor in overall performance score. Each product was rated according to 13 core performance metrics using the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system. Based on the results, Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus installed faster, scanned faster, used less memory and required less disk space than major competitors. The complete report is available at www.webroot.com/shared/pdf/PassMark2014AVPerformanceBenchmarkReport-Webroot.pdf.
Purchasing and Availability
The Webroot SecureAnywhere consumer portfolio has six offerings to meet the needs of the modern user: Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus, Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete, Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete – Family Pack, SecureWeb™ for iOS® and Android™. The Webroot SecureAnywhere consumer product family is available online at www.webroot.com and at select retailers. Existing customers will receive this new product version for free.
Webroot is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based 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 Networks, Cisco, RSA, 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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