Webroot Unveils Email Archiving and Web Security Services in the Cloud

Leader in SaaS Security Rolls out New Archiving Service
and Advanced Security Features to Thwart Information-Stealing Malware
Attacks and Web 2.0 Threats

Webroot, the industry’s fastest-growing Web security software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor, announced the availability of a new email archiving service to
help businesses meet industry and regulatory compliance standards and
support e-discovery requirements. The company also introduced an
enhanced version of its Web security service that includes new,
proprietary techniques to thwart data-stealing malware, Web 2.0 threats
and attackers using an increasingly complex array of Web-based attack methods.

With the explosion in email volume and increasingly strict
regulations for e-discovery requests, email archiving is a critical
security requirement for organizations of all sizes. The new Webroot® Email Archiving Service
is a SaaS solution designed to meet and exceed a company’s email
archiving needs. The cloud-based email archiving service enhances
security and provides e-discovery and mailbox management – without the
significant financial costs and internal IT resources of a traditional
hardware or software-based system.

The latest release of the Webroot Web Security Service
features new outbound malware scanning to prevent outbound "phone-home"
connections where malware attempts to send confidential data to a
hacker’s machine, updated real-time threat detection heuristics and
significant reporting and logging enhancements. The enhanced real-time
threat detection increases detection of polymorphic viruses and other
malicious code, cross site scripting (XSS) attacks and more advanced
sandboxing capabilities. These new features are designed to fend off
new variants of exploits attackers launch in real-time to evade

"Webroot’s Web and email services protect our business data,
employees, network and multiple offices from data-stealing malware,
spear-phishing attacks and other threats," said David Naylor, IT
security coordinator, Texas Trust Credit Union. "We consider the
Webroot security SaaS solution a key component of our business’
security strategy. We switched to Webroot from an existing software
solution to better support our distributed offices and to receive
superior threat protection and automated updates when enhancements come
out. The new reporting and logging capabilities in this latest version
are stellar."

Webroot Security Services Address Emerging, Complex Threats

Webroot delivers a comprehensive range of cloud-based security services to business customers
that encompass Web security, email security, email archiving, as well
as endpoint protection. These services keep up with emerging threats,

  • Attackers targeting SMBs for confidential data — According to the FBI,
    email phishing attacks and malicious Trojans targeting public
    institutions and small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) have led to
    approximately $100 million in attempted losses in the past several
  • Cybercriminals using increasingly complex
    methods to attack data – such as email to distribute malicious Web
    links, manipulating SEO by placing malicious links near the top of
    search results for breaking news stories, social engineering tactics
    employing fake security alerts and rogue antivirus products.
  • Web
    2.0, social media sites and seemingly trusted Web sites – those with
    good reputations – are attacker’s latest playground. For example,
    cybercriminals often post content to sites like Facebook and Twitter
    using shortened URL services that mask links to malicious sites.

"The new Webroot email archiving service and enhanced Web security
service represent our commitment to innovation and rapid delivery of
service enhancements to keep business data secure," said Don Beck, Sr.
VP and General Manager, SaaS Business Unit, Webroot. "Our SaaS approach
to security lets us automatically roll out enhancements to our entire
user base for better protection from emerging threats – allowing
customers to avoid costly and time-intensive upgrade cycles that
traditional security vendors require."

Webroot offers a complete suite of security products and services
that allow customers to protect networks against malware threats; to
manage security and acceptable use policies; to comply with internal,
industry and regulatory security and use policies; and to analyze logs,
reports, and data to ensure security and compliance. Delivered as a
service, the Webroot Web Security, Email Security and Archiving
Services reduce total cost of ownership, keep threats from ever
reaching the corporate network and require no additional hardware or
software investment.


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