From the Wires
Anittel Selects Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business for Managed Antivirus Service Offering
Innovative Protection, Remote Management Automation and Superior Support Expand Leading Managed Service Provider Capabilities
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 12, 2012 12:15 PM
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced a four-year global agreement with Anittel, one of the world's largest managed service providers. This agreement will ensure Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business – Endpoint Protection is deployed across up to 10,000 customer endpoints. Webroot is helping Anittel more effectively deliver and manage their customers' endpoint security from the cloud, while lowering overhead costs, increasing productivity, and maximizing recurring revenue streams.
Conventional antivirus solutions are not designed to counter the high rate of infections and breaches businesses continue to experience, requiring a new approach to detect and prevent malware across multiple domains, customers and offices from centralized remote consoles and locations in "single pane of glass" views. By partnering with Webroot, Anittel can now leverage the unique architecture, speed and flexibility of Webroot Endpoint Protection to more efficiently address potential breaches and infections as well as offering a more seamless managed antivirus experience to its customers. The solution will also simplify many of Anittel's existing processes and reduce the burden of IT administration on its staff and its clients.
The cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection provides the most advanced real-time protection available against both known and unknown malware. Unlike traditional security solutions, Webroot SecureAnywhere installs in seconds, scans in less than two minutes, and never requires security updates or signature database downloads which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed. Webroot's unique client and cloud architecture allows customers to quickly gather critical collective endpoint data and provide real-time intelligence to protect against ever-evolving threats.
"After an extensive review of the majority of anti-malware products available on the market, Anittel chose Webroot for its revolutionary 'no definition' update model, its small install and scanning footprint and its excellent detection and remediation abilities," commented Rob Pickering, National Engineering Manager at Anittel. "We expect that the deployment of this will save significant amounts of our staff's time and lead our customers to have a much better managed antivirus experience than our previous solution."
"Through expanded integration with leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms and strong commitment to our global Webroot Channel Program, we're very excited to be working with Anittel under this new agreement," said Jeff Santelices, vice president of Webroot Worldwide Demand Fulfillment. "The superior benefits of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection will be extended to thousands of customers, and help differentiate and grow Anittel's service capabilities."
Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security with its suite of Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ offerings for consumers and businesses. Webroot also offers security intelligence solutions to government agencies and corporations focused on cyber-security, such as Palo Alto Networks, F5, Corero, Juniper, and others. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held security organization based in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.webroot.com or call 800.772.9383. Read the Webroot Threat Blog:http://blog.webroot.com. Follow Webroot on Twitter: http://twitter.com/webroot.
Anittel is a national ASX listed IT and Telecommunications Company supporting the complete end-to-end technology requirements of businesses across Australia. Anittel services a wide range of industries including finance, health, medical, legal, local government, education and not-for-profit. Operating across 17 regional and metropolitan office locations, Anittel provides a national resource pool of skills and experience, combined with local support teams to help manage all aspects of business technology. For more information, visit http://www.anittel.com.au or follow Anittel on Twitter: http://twitter.com/anittel
©2012 Webroot Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, SecureAnywhere, and Webroot SecureAnywhere are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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