Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Insight UK and Webroot to Simplify Security Checks for Businesses Across Europe

Cloud Service Provider to deliver Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business – Endpoint Protection to its customers across the European market

Security checks are to become faster, more efficient and more effective in the months running up to London 2012. As a result, a new streamlined checking process has been created by a partnership between cloud computing service provider Insight UK and security vendor Webroot.

The agreement will enable Insight to deliver Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business – Endpoint Protection to its customers across the European market.

The move is of significance because it simplifies the process of security checks for all businesses, something which makes them less prone to human error and more likely to succeed, according to Mark Green, EMEA e-commerce and cloud director at Insight.

"Insight is thrilled to begin offering Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection to our cloud customers across EMEA," said Green. "We've been looking for the right cloud-based endpoint protection to add to the solution set we extend to our small and mid-sized business customers and we believe we've found a great fit with Webroot. The product's size and speed offers significant resource and productivity benefits to our customers, and its behaviour-based detection performed in the cloud will keep threats from reaching their systems. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Webroot throughout 2012 and beyond."

Richard Daly, EMEA Channel Manager at Webroot, said, "Webroot is excited to join forces with Insight to help transform the way security is delivered to organisations. With this new partnership, we have extended our platform for delivering increased productivity and cost-savings to small-to-medium-sized enterprises across Europe."

Webroot SecureAnywhere – Endpoint Protection was launched as the flagship product in Webroot's business portfolio in early 2012. The solution leverages cloud-based anti-malware technologies to identify new threats more effectively and with fewer resource requirements than traditional endpoint protection offerings.

Key benefits include:
More effective protection: Rather than relying on signatures that can consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed to new threats, Webroot leverages a cloud-based intelligence network to analyse every file that tries to run on a computer. When a new threat is identified, every Webroot customer is protected within seconds.

Superior performance: Webroot SecureAnywhere – Endpoint Protection installs in less than 6 seconds – 42 times faster than the average competitor. It uses 12MB of memory during its initial scan, less than 10% of the memory needed by the average traditional security tool. Its system scan, which searches the system for rootkits and complex threats, takes less than 2 minutes on average.

Easier manageability: IT managers no longer need to spend time and resources performing intrusive scans and continuous signature updating, patching, and re-imaging. They can also manage every aspect of their endpoint protection through a single web-based console that is accessible from anywhere.

Insight EMEA is a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of brand-name information technology ("IT") hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company has approximately 5,500 teammates worldwide and generated sales of $5.3 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2011. Insight is ranked number 471 on Fortune Magazine's 2011 'Fortune 500' list. For more information, please visit:

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