Webroot Debuts Two New Anti-Spyware Tools for Corporations

Company introduces 30-day trial of Spy Sweeper Enterprise and the availability of a corporate spy audit tool

BOULDER, Colo., October 7, 2004 -- Webroot Software today announced the availability of two new tools to help corporations fight spyware. The Webroot Corporate Spy Audit Tool enables corporations to assess the risk level their organizations face from spyware infections. In addition, the free 30-day trial of Spy Sweeper Enterprise enables organizations to test a proven corporate anti-spyware solution while also protecting their networks from the dangers of spyware.

Leveraging the same technology used in the company's award-winning desktop edition, Spy Sweeper Enterprise helps companies mitigate spyware-related security risks, reduce mounting support requests, and reestablish computing and network performance. Spy Sweeper Enterprise provides a unique layer of protection which current antivirus, firewall and other network security offerings do not address.

“Spyware can easily debilitate an enterprise, often before the source can even be identified. Issues such as compromised intellectual property to bandwidth over-consumption are becoming commonplace as many organizations are realizing that their traditional network security solutions simply do not adequately address today’s rising spyware threat,” said David Moll Webroot CEO. “Organizations now have an immediate opportunity to determine their risk level and evaluate a proven anti-spyware solution without having to wait for their existing security providers to respond to the growing spyware epidemic.”

Created to protect corporations and large institutions from spyware intrusions and their subsequent effects on productivity, integrity and confidentiality of data systems and networks, Spy Sweeper Enterprise is armed with a comprehensive spyware threat database to detect and eradicate more than 32,000 spyware traces.

The Webroot Corporate Spy Audit tool and the free trial of Spy Sweeper Enterprise are available for download from the Webroot Web site. The Corporate Spy Audit tool is located at http://www.webrootdisp.net/entaudit/start.php and the Spy Sweeper Enterprise trial download is currently available at http://www.webroot.com/entcenter/enterprise_trial.php.

About Webroot

Webroot Software creates privacy, protection, and performance products and services, ranging from enterprises, Internet service providers, government agencies and higher education institutions, to small businesses and individuals. To find out more about Webroot, visit http://www.webroot.com or call 1-800-870-8102.