Webroot launches web software-as-a-service solution

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Webroot has announced the latest release of its web security SaaS solution.

Webroot has announced the latest release of its web security SaaS solution.


According to research by Webroot, up to 85 per cent of all malware is now distributed via the web and since only a small percentage of all businesses currently filter web content for malware, this shift in attack vectors underscores the importance of web security solutions that can provide an additional layer of protection for corporate and mobile users.


The new version of the service includes new features to further protect against malware, spyware, data loss and legal liability. The service is now the first and only web Security SaaS offering that includes Webroot AntiSpyware technology, enforcement of web policies in Citrix and Terminal Services environments, as well as scanning and policy enforcement for web content accessed via anonymisers and proxy bypass sites.


It provides virus, malware and spyware protection combined with powerful end-user management capabilities to protect against threats in real time while enforcing internet usage policies for corporate and mobile users. It is a complete cloud solution, delivered as a service that can add to, or complement, a company's existing security infrastructure.


Peter Watkins, CEO of Webroot, said: “Organisations around the world are quickly realising that web security delivered as a service is not only more effective at keeping the latest threats out of their networks, but also delivers reduced total cost of ownership in an easy to deploy and manage package – and without the need for additional hardware or software.


"A web service will protect from attacks and will block malware, but are the people protected? Yes email is protected by filters, but there is no coverage for the web. People put in protections against malware that is deliverered by email, so we have added the same protection for web-based attacks, and very few people are putting in web protection."


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