Webroot burst onto the security SAAS scene
when it merged with Email Systems, and now it has an eye toward
bringing the same SAAS approach to the midmarket.
Webroot Software broke into security SAAS (software as a
service) when it merged
with Email Systems
in November 2007, and now the company is looking to
extend that same SAAS approach to the world of Web security as it targets the
Specific plans include expanding from e-mail security into full-fledged Web
security during the next 60 days, Webroot CEO
Peter Watkins said. That includes diversion of Web surfing to the company's
data center, where Webroot will scan Web pages for viruses, spyware, phishing
and URL filtering, he said.
When it comes to security, small and midsize businesses are concerned about two areas, e-mail and the Web, Watkins said. But
Webroot's commitment to the idea of Web SAAS doesn't exclude expanding its
e-mail security offering. On the contrary, Webroot plans to build data leak
prevention capabilities into that offering as well.
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