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Webroot’s Flagship BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Platform Earns Top Cybersecurity Honors from Frost & Sullivan

September 2015 by Marc Jacob

Based on its recent market analysis, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Webroot with the 2015 North American Cybersecurity for Robotics & Industrial Control Product Leadership Award. In line with rising security concerns and evolving customer demands following the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Webroot earns top cybersecurity honors from Frost & Sullivan for delivering future-proof cybersecurity protection solutions through a combination of technologies.

The Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Platform is a cloud-based, collective threat intelligence platform that classifies and shares cybersecurity intelligence from millions of devices and sensors, and billions of internet threats emanating from IPs, URLs, files, and mobile applications. That intelligence is made available through BrightCloud Threat Intelligences Services as a real-time threat intelligence feed. It is also used to power the Webroot family of endpoint cybersecurity solutions, which scale across all device types in the IIoT system, including sensors, controllers, autonomous machines, routers, IT-OT gateways, and servers. The software agents leverage BrightCloud Threat Intelligence to prevent, detect and block new cyber threats targeting IoT devices and systems. These threat intelligence and agent solutions are available as part of the Webroot® IoT Security Toolkit, and can be built into the devices at manufacture or deployed in gateways and command and control centers.

“Designed specifically for small form factor, battery-powered, and limited memory IoT devices, the Webroot micro-agent has a tiny footprint of 750kb. The company’s unique automated machine learning classifies the behavior and determines its intent, and can instruct the agent to remove the threat from the IoT device itself really impressed us,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishna Raman. “Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality, gaining rapid acceptance in the market. This year we have the distinction to recognize Webroot for the quality of their solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.”

Webroot has a strong portfolio of customers across varied industries, including automotive, manufacturing, and electronics. The company’s advanced security solutions can be deployed on control functions for robotics, flow meters and other industrial controls. The company also partners with over 30 renowned original equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, RSA, Aruba Networks, F5 Networks, and HP with its BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Services. Within a short span of time, Webroot has sold 1 million licensed devices in the industrial space on the strength of its BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Platform.

“Overall, Webroot has optimally tapped the market demand for a superior and versatile protection solution with its BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services,” observed Raman. “The company already claims a strong partner list and expects to further entrench itself across global industrial markets through a robust inorganic growth strategy.”

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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