[Article] Webroot totally revamps product line

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by TonyW, Aug 30, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Posts:
    2,633
    Location:
    UK
  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Posts:
    5,619
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    Interesting reading thank's for the link.
     
  3. Zorak

    Zorak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Posts:
    149
    Location:
    Australian Capital Territory
    Is that "our" Joe in the photo? :D
     
  4. sturgess

    sturgess Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Posts:
    158
    I use Norton 2011 and Prevx having read the reviews this guy posted over the years. He last tested Prevx some time back and gave it rave notices, but he has not tested it of late which is disappointing. He also tells me Norton is the best of the best, year in and year out. So I hope that the latest joint effort of Prevx and Webroot will knock Norton off top spot, if not, and if Prevx stops being sold separately, it'll be goodbye Prevx and hello Malwarebytes Pro and the probably once again champion of the world the very excellent Norton 2012. So it's over to you Mr. Rubenking, and we'll keep our fingers crossed for a good report.
     
  5. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Very interesting article, thanks for posting.

    It's this sort of article that gives you a behind the scene feeling and info about what's been made/changed, that results in "I must try this product" feeling. :thumb:
    Now I'm already a BETA tester so it doesn't matter in my case.

    Yes is that "our" Joe in that Pic. Though even after seeing him I still can't tell if he is an "English man in New York" or a native American. :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  6. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    One should not base the experience the Good, the bad, and the ugly out of what one editor on a Magazine is saying.
    Nothing against Mr Rubenking he's fine, but that's how it is.

    You should try the product/s, and only You should decide whether they are worth keeping or not.
    The Magazines are just a guide in the dark.

    And FYI. Webroot SecureAnywhere IS based upon Prevx 4 and will be much better than the current standalone Prevx. So you should not "dump" Prevx only because it may disappear as a standalone app. Try WSA and you will be surprised in a very positive way I promise :thumb:
     
  7. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    I'm an American native (not a "Native American", so to speak ;))
     
  8. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    We chose to not release a Prevx 4.0 build when we released Prevx 3.0.5.0. At that point, we would have had PC Magazine re-review it, but we chose not to in favor of waiting until the actual "4.0" (or 8.0 now :)).

    I'm very excited for the review by PC Magazine as there has been a lot of new functionality introduced and the existing functionality streamlined significantly.

    I don't have the exact timing of when the reviews will be done but we're all looking forward to them!
     
  9. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Great for the Webroot (Prevx) Team! ;)

    TH
     
  10. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    I see. Then you are an "English man in New York" ;) (I assume you have heard that song)
     
  11. PatG

    PatG Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Posts:
    579
    Location:
    South Alabama
    And a very YOUNG one, too! ;-)
     
  12. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Posts:
    372
    (that can be used both ways, if you have all the info about every software and every tool on a system then how is one to protect their intellectual property? How different is that from a remote access trojan?)


    Call me paranoid but that is a tremendous amount of information that I might not be willing to share with the cloud. I see a massive privacy and IP issue here. I can see that a method like that can't be use in any corporate world since you don't really know what is being sent and how much information is being gathered about your current environment. From this article I see how this tool can be used to map local network environment of a client including everything that is being ran on the client system and all the information of the PC's being used. That is way too much info, if it were to ever fall into wrong hands who knows what can be done with it.

    That's one major negative aspect of "in the cloud anti-malware" mainly your privacy and your corporate IP might be in jeopardy since it's in the hands of the CLOUD and any cloud data breach is all you need.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  13. sturgess

    sturgess Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Posts:
    158
    Norton 2012 has arrived http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392466,00.asp, and the guy who will be reviewing the Webroot Prevx combo has given it the editors prize for the third year in a row. Has our favourite bit of software missed the boat do you think ?
     
  14. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Posts:
    2,633
    Location:
    UK
    The WSA line is still in beta so Rubenking hasn't tested it yet as, to quote him, the "information is under embargo until the release of the final code." It'll be interesting to see what he makes of it when it is finally released and everything is fully operational.
     
  15. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Posts:
    2,824
    Very cool.

    Looking forward to the final product for home (and in my case) Enterprise version too! :D
     
  16. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    Enterprise is coming a bit after the home version but I think you'll like our improvements there as well :)
     
  17. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    Very interesting, this is worth posting in the malware forum so it gets more attention :thumb: ;)
     
  18. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Still missing crucial information about future freeware versions, and status of current ones.
     
  19. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Posts:
    1,710
    This sounds interesting. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
  20. trial and error

    trial and error Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Posts:
    72
    Location:
    the former USA
    Good observation GrammatonCleric !
    I'd like to see this addressed by one of the major contributors ;) here.

    Irregardless, this is a very interesting product.
     
  21. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    3,196
    Location:
    Surrey, England.
    "Webroot Kills E-mail Security Service, Plans End-Point Offensive" : http://www.crn.com/news/security/23...;jsessionid=V1uYTPiXUeOPG8cfIvgC8g**.ecappj01
     
  22. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Thanks for the heads-up Dermot. I saw this as well....
    Congrats to Joe the man ;), and the team at Webroot of course :thumb:
     
  23. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    3,196
    Location:
    Surrey, England.
    http://www.webroot.com/En_US/pr/int...ureanywhere-business-endpoint-protection.html

    + https://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=12438

    http://www.webroot.com/En_US/business-products-secureanywhere-endpoint.html
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  24. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.