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Webroot Announces BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Services and Endpoint Breach Protection Solution For OEMs And Enterprises

Cloud-based security offerings address increasing sophistication of online threats

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference - Webroot, the leader in cloud based internet security as a service, today announced the release of BrightCloud® Security Services and BreachLogic(TM) Endpoint Agent.

These two revolutionary cloud-based security offerings are designed to help enterprises address the explosive growth and increasing sophistication of online threats, particularly targeted attacks such as "spearphishing" and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

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When combating targeted attacks, one of the primary issues businesses face is an inability to correlate anomalous events in their IT environment with current, accurate, and actionable security intelligence, making it difficult to determine if and where a threat exists. Because malware is typically a component of these advanced attacks, it is also critical that businesses understand the behavior of applications running on their endpoints, and the reputation of files entering their environment. Webroot BrightCloud® Security Services and the BreachLogic

(TM) Endpoint Agent address these crucial needs.

"At Webroot, we reject the prevailing notion that organizations cannot be protected from attacks on their endpoint devices. We believe that most internet security problems can be addressed if the business can apply comprehensive security knowledge at that moment of truth when they are faced with a threat,"

said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot.

"Both BrightCloud Security Services and the BreachLogic Endpoint Agent are designed to enable businesses to take action more quickly by combining our vast threat intelligence and continuous monitoring of events in their environment."

Actionable Internet, File, and Mobile Threat Intelligence

BrightCloud Security Services redefine online threat intelligence. The suite of cloud-based services, powered by an advanced, self-learning threat analysis platform that continuously scans the internet, is designed to help enterprises and OEM technology partners strengthen their security technology with up-to-date, accurate and actionable threat intelligence. The enhanced suite includes a new File Reputation Service and an enriched contextual database that correlates previously disparate security data points.

Traditional, reactive, list-based security that works by recognizing known threats is powerless to stop modern malware that is purpose-built to attack a single target. Brightcloud Security Services use a new three-dimensional approach threat intelligence to identify and stop these sophisticated threats.

This approach includes:

1. Breadth of services to cover all critical threat sources - internet, file,

and mobile

2. Cloud-based big data architecture with real-time threat intelligence

3. Greater depth of analysis by correlating disparate data Brightcloud® Security Services include Web Reputation, Web Classification, IP Reputation, File Reputation, Real-Time Anti-Phishing, Mobile App Reputation, Mobile Security SDK, and the SecureWeb(TM) Browser SDK. BrightCloud Security Services are delivered through Webroot's OEM partners - including many leading network security providers - via a single API, enabling them to protect their customers at the moment of truth when advanced cyber-attacks appear both inside and outside of their networks.

All of these services leverage the vast security intelligence of the cloud-based Webroot® Intelligence Network. The most powerful threat analysis platforms in the world, the Webroot Intelligence Network continually captures, analyzes, classifies, and publishes intelligence on URLs, IPs, mobile apps and files. The Webroot Intelligence Network analyzes not only behavior, but also correlates relationships to reputable and malicious websites, IPs, files, and mobile apps through a proprietary correlation engine. The result is up-to-date, highly accurate, contextual next-generation threat intelligence.

BrightCloud Security Services are available to Webroot OEM partners beginning February 24.

Advanced Breach Protection for Clients, Servers and Mobile Devices The BreachLogic(TM) Endpoint Agent, delivers the same powerful, cloud-based threat analysis in a next-generation endpoint security solution for clients, servers and mobile devices. It provides early detection and blocking of advanced malware attacks and enables rapid investigation and remediation in the event of a breach. By monitoring endpoint applications, processes and events against Webroot threat intelligence, it recognizes and stops never-before-seen threats that can pass unchecked by existing network and endpoint security technology.

The BreachLogic Endpoint Agent provides businesses with a complete set of endpoint security capabilities including advanced threat detection, remediation, forensic investigation, and proactive blocking. Designed to integrate into the existing IT environment, the BreachLogic Endpoint Agent complements network security technologies and endpoint antivirus, providing an additional layer of protection against attacks that infiltrate or bypass the network perimeter.

The BreachLogic Endpoint Agent's continuous monitoring provides visibility into endpoint applications, events, and processes and applies real-time behavioral and contextual analysis from the Webroot Intelligence Network to identify existing breaches and prevent future attacks. Security teams can easily manage endpoint alerts with the web-based Webroot console or integrate Webroot endpoint data into their existing management environment. The BreachLogic Endpoint Agent also provides detailed forensic data to assist security teams investigating the source and scope of a breach to identify vulnerabilities and prevent future infiltration.

The BreachLogic Endpoint Agent will be available to enterprises directly from Webroot and through OEM partners. It is expected to launch in Q3 2014.

Webroot will be presenting additional detail on BrightCloud Security Services and the BreachLogic Endpoint Agent at the 2014 RSA Conference on February 24-28,

2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, booth 832.

About Webroot

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 customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere

(TM) 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 Cisco, F5, gateprotect, Palo Alto Networks, RSA, SOTI, Telenor, 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/brightcloud.com.

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