Webroot® Launches Mobile Security Solution for Businesses

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  1. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Provides the Only Cloud-Based Single Pane of Glass for Managing both Mobile and Desktop Security in a Business Environment

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 13, 2012
    Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced the launch of Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business -- Mobile Protection, the only endpoint security solution to use a single, web-based administration console to secure mobile devices and PCs within a corporate environment . The newest member of this integrated Webroot SecureAnywhere Business platform of endpoint security solutions was developed specifically for small to medium businesses (SMB) that are looking for a mobile security solution that is easily deployable and manageable to answer to their security and protection needs.
    Only Webroot uses a single cloud-based console to solve the distinct problem of managing the security of employee devices – something that more than 57 percent of recent survey respondents reported as a significant issue with the rise of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) in the enterprise. This web-based console also provides a view into an organization's desktop computers protected by Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection within the same view, a unique differentiator.
    SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection offers cloud-based security, over-the-air deployment and support for the most popular mobile platforms in the market – iOS and Android. In addition, the solution delivers superior protection of corporate data against malware, lost devices and malicious websites and apps.
    "We developed this product specifically with the SMB market in mind, to provide a security option for smaller organizations that might not need a full mobile device management solution," said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of Webroot Products and Strategy. "The goal was always to ensure that IT administrators could support a broad range of devices from the same console – making the addition incredibly easy for our current customers and the switch incredibly logical for our future ones."
    Along with simplified management, Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection provides market-leading security capabilities to provide robust data protection against the unique threats to the mobile environment. Webroot provides advanced antimalware detection powered by the Webroot Intelligence Network. This scans all applications, files and SD cards in addition to providing multi-layered, real-time protection to alert users of potential threats and unsecured device settings. Lost device protection capabilities also provide administrators the ability to lock/unlock, wipe, locate and trigger a "scream" to help users find, recover or immobilize a lost device.

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    Why is this relevant?
     
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    Sorry but why you do not consider it relevant? o_O
     
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    Because it's a press release! This is a discussion forum, not a PR platform.
     
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    Oh come on guys...Business version and you still haven't a BlackBerry OS version?

    Calling all developers: BlackBerry 7 & 10 OS are dire for your apps. Develop them. Please.
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    If you want to start a Ideas Exchange thread at the Webroot forums I will give Kudo's to it! http://community.webroot.com/t5/Ideas-Exchange/idb-p/Ideas

    HTH,

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  7. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Discussions are welcomed in these type of threads as Wilders has been from the beginning as you can see STV0726 would like to see a BlackBerry security app which is very relevant.

    Regards,

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    Then perhaps you can write it in your own words? Cutting and pasting media releases is a bit shallow, and they're hardly objective.
     
  9. Triple Helix

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    I'm not here to argue about it but if it bothers you that much you don't have to read them or reply in them. As I said these threads are open for discussion about the products that Webroot sells and to notify users of new products, features and or awards.

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    ot post removed
     
  11. TonyW

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    TH, I think what Pinga means is since you've already provided a link to the press release in full, there's no need to paste it all here. The first few lines would suffice to entice people to read further.

    As an example, ronjor does a nice job of copying a few lines and providing the source in posts he makes to news stories of interest.

    It is only a suggestion, and your choice at the end of the day, but would make more sense as well as save you a little more time. :)
     
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    Quote:"SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection offers cloud-based security"

    Does this mean that the product is no longer signature based only, but also have some kind of behavior detection in the cloud as well?

    /E
     
  13. Techfox1976

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    English sucks. "We didn't say 'completely cloud-based' or '100% cloud-based'" is a great example of it. So if everything but the actual anti-malware part is cloud-based (device locking, control, auditing, etc), then it can be called cloud-based.

    Honestly, I'm not sure I'd -want- a 100% cloud-based anti-malware for the phone. Even with "(not really) unlimited" data plans, data chews up the phone's battery through radio use. Tablets might not even have data outside of WiFi. So on a mobile device, I actually a happier with local definitions as long as all my controls are "cloud-based" (accessible from anywhere and not prone to outages in the event of a flood/storm/fire/earthquake/riot/power-outage/somebody-tripped-over-the-cable/etc)
     
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    That's correct - it isn't using cloud signatures but we are using cloud technology to run it and it can be managed from the cloud as well. Because of the relatively unreliable network connections mobile phones have, we have so far opted to not make it fully cloud based. (Although in the case of WSA for Windows, it is considerably smaller in terms of bytes sent over the wire than any AV so it's a good fit for a limited data plan).
     
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