Webroot rolls out anti-phishing capabilities, scores highest on Windows 8 security tests

By: Steve Thursday November 29, 2012 0 comments Tags: Broomfield, Mike Malloy, Phresh Phish, SecureAnywhere, Webroot

Webroot logoBROOMFIELD - Webroot, an Internet security provider, announced it has integrated advanced anti-phishing capabilities into its Webroot Web Security Service cloud-based security service for business.

The Webroot anti-phishing service, code named "Phresh Phish," was developed specifically to catch advanced phishing attacks that can expose an organization to security breaches and data loss, the company said.

"The Webroot Web Security Service provides a layered approach to defending against phishing attacks and web threats,' said Mike Malloy, Webroot's executive vice president of products and strategy.

"Our approach builds upon Webroot's long history of identifying and stopping web-borne malware. We deploy advanced predictive techniques to ensure a safer browsing experience for employees and to discover compromised and misleading URLs days before the competition."

Webroot said the number of unique phishing sites has reached an all-time high and are commonly used to steal identity information or host one of more than six million malware strains that have been identified.

Webroot also released results of an independent test that showed its SecureAnywhere solution scored 33 percent better than the next-closest vendor in overall impact of antivirus software on Windows 8 operating system performance.

PassMark Software, an independent software testing lab, conducted a test of five antivirus software products on the Windows 8 system using 13 performance metrics, Webroot said.

Webroot's SecureAnywhere product was the best in 10 of the 13 metrics, the company said.

For more information, visit www.webroot.com.

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