SOURCE: Spiceworks


November 26, 2013 12:48 ET

Spiceworks and Webroot Integration Simplifies Endpoint Security for IT Professionals

Technology Integration Gives System Administrators the Threat Information They Need, When They Need It

AUSTIN, TX and BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) -  Spiceworks, the vertical network for IT, and Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced the integration of Webroot SecureAnywhere® - Endpoint Protection with Spiceworks' IT management platform. The integration will enable IT professionals to receive real-time threat alerts, and view and manage endpoint security directly from Spiceworks.

"Webroot offerings are used each day by IT professionals in Spiceworks to protect their networks, so we're excited to integrate their endpoint protection solution into the Spiceworks platform," said Jay Hallberg, co-founder and COO at Spiceworks. "The world's most innovative technology brands are tapping into Spiceworks to provide the content, expertise and technology solutions IT professionals need to do their jobs. Doing this helps simplify the lives of millions of Spiceworks users and gives technology brands the chance to reach existing and potential customers in new ways."

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection is recognized by IT professionals and industry experts for superior efficacy and speed, and its highly flexible endpoint management and remediation. Webroot's cloud-based security platform protects every user against emerging threats the instant they are found anywhere in the world, and eliminates the need for threat signature updates and patches. The integrated solution enables Spiceworks users to identify security events and quickly take action from within Spiceworks.

"Inefficient, ineffective and uninspired, traditional security solutions are failing to protect the corporate network from newer sophisticated threats," said David Duncan, chief marketing officer at Webroot. "Teaming up with an industry leader like Spiceworks demonstrates how Webroot continues to help businesses overcome traditional endpoint security challenges with a simple to manage, highly effective, cloud-based solution. Organizations can now take full advantage of Spiceworks' capabilities to simplify monitoring and management of endpoint security -- across mobile devices, multiple domains, and geographically dispersed customers and offices -- from a single, centralized console."

Webroot's cloud-based management console requires no dedicated hardware, and endpoints can be remotely managed and remediated from anywhere. Webroot's lightweight agent can be remotely installed on a managed endpoint in less than a minute, eliminating any impact on end-user productivity, and significantly reducing the time normally required to roll-out a new security solution. Webroot's technology also features unique rollback and remote remediation capabilities; saving IT professionals time and resources by virtually eliminating the need to re-image infected machines.

"I love the way Webroot SecureAnywhere integrates into Spiceworks," said Adam Sharif, IT systems administrator at SFP Group. "I'm now able to check the anti-virus status of my inventoried PCs and trigger actions in just a few clicks, directly from my Spiceworks console. This is a great feature that brings together two brilliant products and allows centralized management of my devices."

Current and prospective Webroot customers can manage their SecureAnywhere service for free by downloading or updating their Spiceworks application to version 7.0.

About Webroot
Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security worldwide with its suite of Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions for consumers and businesses, and security intelligence solutions for enterprises and technology partners focused on cyber-security. For more information, visit or call 800.772.9383. Read the Webroot Threat Blog: Follow Webroot on Twitter:

About Spiceworks
Spiceworks is the vertical network for IT that connects more than 2.7 million IT professionals with over 2,700 technology brands to simplify how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $500 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Tenaya Capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Shasta Ventures and Austin Ventures. For more information visit

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