Webroot acquired BrightCloud, a Web content classification and security services provider. Webroot will integrate BrightCloud’s technology with its own proprietary malware detection and SaaS technologies.
BrightCloud maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content and detecting malicious sites. The company’s technology is used by partners to create an added layer of security and policy management for their customers.
Today’s acquisition will enable Webroot to build services utilizing Web site classification and reputation across its business. The company’s portfolio of cloud-based Web security offerings includes Webroot Web Security Service which protects businesses against the latest malware threats.
Webroot will deliver Web security via the cloud to consumers as part of Webroot Internet Security Complete, a new product launching later this month. In addition, Webroot’s geographic growth plans are complemented by BrightCloud’s support for more than 30 languages.