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Webroot Announces Secure Online Backup, Takes First Step in Delivering Consumer Software as a Service Solution

2008-07-15 07:02:00

Webroot® Secure Backup Delivers Local and

Online Backup for Protecting Irreplaceable Digital Files with Ease over

the Net

BOULDER, Colo.–(EMWNews)–Webroot, a

leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and

SMB markets, today announced the availability of Webroot®

Secure Backup, a new data backup solution for home PC users which

protects digital photos, music and any other files from damage or loss.

Webroot Secure Backup, delivered over the Internet as a service,

automatically secures data online, locally or both to ensure users

always have access to the files they value most.

Nearly 40 percent of home PC users consider

their digital content to be priceless, and yet over 60 percent of those

libraries of digital photos and music theyve

carefully developed are never backed up because its

too hard or takes too much time, said Paul

Lipman, Senior VP and General Manager of the Consumer Business at

Webroot. Webroot has been an innovator at

protecting computers from security threats. With the release of Webroot

Secure Backup, we are now extending that protection to the valuable

digital files created by home PC users in a way that is more effective

and easier to manage than traditional desktop backup programs.

The company recently moved into providing software over the Internet as

a service, or software a service (SaaS), for businesses. Webroot Secure

Backup, the companys first offering of SaaS

products to consumers, protects data from virtually any cause of damage

or loss such as hard drive crashes, fire, theft and accidental deletion.

Unlike most other backup providers, Webroot Secure Backup combines

online and local data protection into a single, simple application and

service that provides up to 50 gigabytes of online backup space and

protects files on up to three different computers, making it ideal for

families and power-users alike. Users are able to select what they want

saved by using simple tree indexes that allow them to pick either files

or full folders for backup.

Through the power of the Web, were

able to manage customer files in our global network of secure data

centers that puts the work where it belongs – in the hands of

professional technicians, added Lipman. And,

unlike many products on the market today, we offer users a choice of

backing up files locally, or online, or both. We even give customers the

ability to backup as many versions of a file as they want.

Webroot utilizes one of the most advanced three-tiered file encryption

processes available to consumers to ensure privacy and data integrity,

and leverages multiple tier-IV data centers to keep files secure in

the cloud. No other backup provider delivers

the support of Webroots global data network.

Data backed up online is accessible from any PC with Internet access,

and users can easily share links to files rather than send large email

attachments. Users can also create secure backups on local media such as

CDs, DVDs, external hard disks, and flash drives.

Select features of Webroot Secure

Backup include:

Integrated Online and Local Backup

Webroot Secure Backup is a complete data protection solution with both

online and local file backup and restoration capabilities.

Protects Files on Multiple PCs

Data on up to three separate PCs can be backed up to a single online

account rather than having to pay to protect each computer separately.

Automatic File Backup

File protection happens automatically in the background or on demand.

Backups can be set to occur daily, weekly or monthly.

Unlimited File Archives

Every version of every file is saved online until the user removes them,

ensuring every historical copy is always accessible. File archives are

ideal for financial records or desktop email in case users need to refer

to previous versions.

End to End Data Security

Multiple layers of security are used to ensure files are protected

during online backups. Data is encrypted before and after it is sent

through a secure connection to Webroots

high-security data centers.

Pricing and Availability

Webroot Secure Backup is available now and includes unlimited local

backup and several options for online backup space. The price starts at

two gigabytes of online backup for $29.95 per year.

Webroot Secure Backup is accompanied by free

US-based customer support that includes 24x7x365 toll-free telephone

access to a knowledgeable staff.


Webroot Software,

Inc. provides industry-leading security software for consumers,

enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide. Globally

recognized for its award-winning Spy Sweeper® line

of antispyware and antivirus products, Webroot security software

consistently receives top review ratings by respected third-party

experts and has been adopted by millions globally. Webroot AntiVirus

with AntiSpyware & Firewall provides complete protection against

viruses, spyware, data theft and hackers. Webroot Parental Controls

offers powerful and easy to use protection to keep kids safe online.

Webroot Window Washer® software eliminates

all traces of PC and Internet activity. Webroot recently entered the

Software as a Service market and will now offer a comprehensive range of

Web-based email management and protection services. Webroot products can

be found at

and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more

visit or call


©2008 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights

reserved. Webroot, Spy Sweeper, and Window Washer are registered

trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United States

and/or other countries. Windows and Windows Vista are registered

trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States

and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their

respective owners.

Webroot Software, Inc.
Robert Berger, 303-442-3813 ext. 153
[email protected]

West Partners
MacLean Guthrie, 720-407-6076
[email protected]

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