Webroot acquires Prevx

Webroot has acquired Prevx and will integrate Prevx’s technology into its cloud security services.

“Webroot and Prevx share a common vision for revolutionizing what we believe is a market in need of dramatic change,” said Dick Williams, CEO at Webroot.

“Security vendors have expected customers to buy, install, maintain, and then manage security products that simply cannot keep pace with today’s cybercriminals. Prevx is the leader in cloud-based antivirus protection and behavior-based malware detection, which block threats before they can ever reach a PC or corporate network. This technology, combined with Webroot’s innovations, customer service and support, will make it easy for consumers to stay protected online wherever they go, and easy for businesses to protect their employees and their networks.”

Webroot has also made strides toward protecting individuals, not just their devices, against online risks with the introduction of its 2011 consumer security suites. These efforts which include the BrightCloud technology are a complement to Prevx SafeOnline which is now used by more than 20 major financial organizations worldwide to protect against today’s most virulent information-stealing threats.

In combination, Webroot and Prevx will be able to provide transaction and online security for online banking, social networking and ecommerce.

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