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E-mail security as a service enhancements from Webroot

Webroot Software : 21 November, 2008  (New Product)
Webroot improves user management in its software as a service model e-mail security helping to keep total cost of ownership to a minimum whilst providing strong security
Webroot has announced significant enhancements to Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS that provides better protection from the latest email threats, supports the effective enforcement of usage policies, and eases the management of critical email communications. This enhanced version comes at a time when security SaaS is quickly becoming the ideal solution for easing the management burden and total cost of ownership of security-related IT projects being impacted by difficult economic conditions.

"The recent downturn in the economy is clearly impacting organisations of all sizes, further taxing already strained IT resources. At the same time, they must continue to improve security to combat the changing threat landscape, enforce polices, reduce risk and keep their businesses functioning," said Peter Watkins, CEO of Webroot. "Security delivered as a service is an effective means of reducing total cost of ownership and maximising limited resources. It allows organisations to focus on business critical functions rather than having to worry about the continuous management and expenses associated with traditional hardware or software solutions."

In a recent study conducted by Webroot, 44 percent of email security decision-makers stated that the current economic downturn has already resulted in a hiring freeze, 40 percent were postponing software and hardware purchases, and 21 percent were contemplating layoffs. Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS helps IT meet the demands of today's economic climate while delivered increased security features without the expense and overhead associated with hardware and software solutions.

The new version is available now and is a free upgrade for all existing customers. In addition to several improvements for detecting and stopping email threats such as spam, viruses and malware, some of the powerful new features and enhancements include:.

* Enhanced user and group management - Delivers greater manageability by further automating the process for managing end user email accounts and settings as well as making configuration settings more granular for individual employees.

* Image scanning enhancement - Improves the effectiveness for detecting solicited pornographic images, applying policy to these messages all while reducing false positives.

* Attachment scanning enhancement - Expands the capability of the highly effective Deep Content Scanning module by increasing the number of attachment types and delivering the flexibility to for apply policies within more than 300 types of attachments.

* Multiple disclaimer prevention - Provides flexibility for administrators who want to identify and limit disclaimers appended to email messages in order to prevent long strings of identical disclaimers.

"The Sunmark Group uses Webroot for antivirus and antispyware protection as well as e-mail filtering," said Cy Solsona, Operations Director for The Sunmark Group. "Since implementing Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS, our IT administrators have been able to focus on other tasks and leave the maintenance of our email security solution up to the experts at Webroot. Because Webroot updates its security in the cloud, we are able to realize the benefits of new enhancements within a matter of hours, saving us valuable time and resources."

Webroot Security SaaS solutions deliver enterprise-class security with better manageability, better value and better protection than appliances and server-based solutions. Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS protects against spam, viruses and data leakage, along with additional compliance, archiving and business continuity features. Webroot Web Security SaaS is also a part of the Webroot Security SaaS family and provides URL and Web content filtering plus proactive protection against web-based malware for corporate and mobile laptop users. Webroot Security SaaS solutions are backed by 24x7x365 web, email and phone support and free product and defense updates for the duration of a subscription.
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