Anti malware experts merge with email security company

Webroot Software announced that it has merged with Email Systems. Consequently, Webroot moves decisively into providing security SaaS solutions to enterprise organizations, particularly SMBs. Webroot will now provide a new Email and Web Security SaaS solution that delivers email archiving, image scanning and encryption, anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus services for protecting email, http web filtering and other web-based communications. This strategic combination will leverage the technology expertise, management and client bases of both organizations on a global scale.

Mike Irwin, COO of Webroot Software commented:

Email Systems offers an unrivalled SaaS technology that represents a tipping point in enterprise security. We now have the opportunity to offer it on a much bigger scale. The new organization will incorporate the management, sales, marketing and technical teams of our two companies to create a true global partnership. Our customers will now be able to easily engage a multi-layered security strategy that includes industry-leading end-point and SaaS-based perimeter security in a unique and integrated package. Additionally, it will all be offered through our combined global network of channel partners.

Webroot will now be able to offer email and Web management, protection and compliance services that can be integrated with the award-winning Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus end-point protection solution. This multi-layered hybrid approach to security provides a powerful alternative to the traditional hardware and server based perimeter solutions at a fraction of the cost, while delivering additional levels of protection.

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