Webroot acquires BrightCloud to provide greater cloud-based web protection for Consumers and Businesses

Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has acquired "BrightCloud," that provides Web reputation and content classification capabilities that maximize productivity and mitigate Web-based security risks. BrightCloud maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content […]

Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has acquired "BrightCloud," that provides Web reputation and content classification capabilities that maximize productivity and mitigate Web-based security risks. BrightCloud maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content and detecting malicious sites. The company's technology is used by partners to create an added layer of security and policy management for their customers."

Webroot will integrate BrightCloud's technology with its own proprietary malware detection and security-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies to protect consumers and businesses worldwide.

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