Webroot, a provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, has introduced a new security suite, Webroot Internet Security Essentials, to enable consumers protect their home PCs from malicious programmes, hackers and data loss over the internet.
Webroot Internet Security Essentials includes antivirus, antispyware, two-way firewall, disk cleanup and local and online file backup technologies. Each copy protects up to three PCs.
Paul Lipman, senior vice president and general manager of the desktop business unit at Webroot, said: “Home PC users face increasingly complex threats, both to their computers and their digital files. Webroot Internet Security Essentials delivers the critical components for protecting both a PC and the personal files it contains without slowing it down.”
As well as the new security suite, Webroot has launched the version 6.0 of Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper products. The new versions will include online file backup to protect digital photos and other valuable files. The company has said that its current customers will receive the new versions at no charge.
Lipman said: “Customers have told us they consider their digital photos and other personal files priceless and need to make sure they are protected. The addition of online backup to both the Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper makes that protection convenient.”
Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware is powered by Sophos. Spy Sweeper detects, blocks and removes spyware programmes from the computer. Both the products are compatible with Windows Vista, Vista SP1 or XP SP1, SP2, SP3. They require 300 MHz processor, 100 MB hard drive space, 256 MB RAM and Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher or FireFox 2.0 or higher for connecting to the Webroot website.
All the three new products come with a free allocation of online backup space with additional space; the ability to schedule automatic file backups online; gamer mode for uninterrupted protection while gaming or watching movies; and global, early-response network and automatic security updates to protect against the latest threats.
Webroot Internet Security Essentials, Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper software will be available in the UK in November 2008 for £39.95; from £24.95 and £19.95 respectively.