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FAQ on Webroot Mobile Security UpgradeF.A.Q.
UPDATE: A NEWER VERSION V7.0 HAS BEEN RELEASED FEBUARY 2023Please see details here The following FAQ provides information on migrating from the previous Webroot Mobile Security applications to the V6 Webroot Mobile Security application. We have since released v7.0 available herePlease see the full FAQ here The new Webroot Mobile Security offers a powerful application that provides malware detection and web-surfing security. Once installed, your Android will have the defense of an industry-leading cyber resilience company. Mobile Security will scan your device and mitigate threats. While shopping and banking online, Webroot keeps your identity and data safe by blocking phishing sites, spam sites, malware sites, and other malicious activities. Why do I need to upgrade to the new Webroot Mobile Security App?Due to evolving Google technical policies, we can no longer enhance the previous app’s features or functionalities. To assist with the migration process, we have created the follo
Webroot wins SE Labs AAA rating in 2023 for small business endpoint protectionAWARD
OpenText Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Webroot was once again recognized for efficacy in small business endpoint protection by the software testing firm SE Labs for the January - March 2023 time period. This detailed report tested various endpoint security products between January and March 2023 and focused on their ability to handle well-known threats and targeted attacks. These tests are invaluable for helping vendors improve their products and assisting buyers in choosing the best solutions for their needs. SE Labs is known for its commitment to transparency, and this report is no exception. It has gone through the rigorous AMTSO certification process, ensuring that the testing and results are accurate and reliable. In addition to the testing results, the report also debunks five common antivirus myths that often cause misconceptions about endpoint security. These myths include beliefs such as "anti-virus slows your computer" and "updates are no longer necessary." The
OpenText sees revenues soar more than 40 per cent in third quarter, income dips
The Canadian Press Open Text Corp. says its net income was US$57.6 million in the third quarter, down 22.9 per cent from US$74.7 million a year earlier. The Waterloo-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says revenues were US$1.24 billion, up 41.1 per cent from US$882.3 million a year earlier. Earnings per diluted share were 21 cents U.S., down 25 per cent from 28 cents the same quarter last year. CEO Mark Barrenechea said in a statement that the company's growth strategy and acquisition of Micro Focus helped deliver a record third quarter revenue. Among the range of items eating into those soaring revenues were higher spending on research and development, sales and marketing and customer support. Open Text's revenues for its fiscal year to date were up 15.5 per cent to US$2.99 billion, while net income was down 32.5 per cent to US$199.1 million. Full Article with video of CEO Mark Barrenechea
Webroot takes 1st Place in 2023 PassMark® Software testing of security productsAWARDS
OpenText Cybersecurity product, Webroot Internet Security with Antivirus, outperformed competitors in its latest round of testing by the performance benchmarking firm PassMark for February, 2023 - taking the highest overall score in the test! Yet another year at the top 😎 For this report, the company conducted objective testing of nine security products, including Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security with Antivirus. Tests measured efficacy and performance in 15 categories including:Installation size Installation time Boot time CPU usage during idle and scan Memory usage during idle and scheduled scan File Copy, Move and Delete File Write, Open and Close File Compression and Decompression Chrome launch time and browse time Webroot stood out in several categories in addition to taking the overall best score awarded to any security products. Some categories were not just won, but won handily. Here are a few of our favorite wins. Installation Size - The following chart compares the to
Hey did you notice anything different with the home page recently?Giveaway!
OpenText has some new branding with the new acquisition of Microfocus! All of the security products for OpenText are now going to be branded as OpenText Cybersecurity Here are all the OpenText brands in this Cybersecurity divisionNotice that Webroot still keeps the green 🤗 What this means is that we have a whole bunch of OLD BRANDED SWAG that we need to give away to make room for the newly minted SWAG that we’ll be ordering. Dang that cowbell just wont quitWe have a lovely bundle of gifts to giveaway. Included in this SWAG BAG is:Socks Light up Chat Bubble Cowbell Pens BBQ Tool Apple-Scented Notebook Lowball YETI mug The first 30 people reply to this thread with “OpenText is Cybersecurity” I will DM you and get this shipped to you! (US, UK, CA only) I’m all about that apple-scented notebook
OpenText is a G2 2023 Best Software Awards winner!Awards
OpenText is pleased to announce that out of thousands of contenders, G2 users have chosen our software as one of the top 50 in two categories. Easy, reliable server backup and recovery for virtual, physical and legacy systems.Carbonite Server — #6 in Best IT Management Products Top IT Cloud Management Product awards are earned by software products and companies that provide best-in-class IT Management products and experiences for their customers. To qualify for the best IT Management software list, products must be listed under one or more of the IT Management child categories. IT management software allows businesses to unify software projects, automate simple tasks, and manage project collaboration. These software tools perform specific functions to complete complex tasks like creating online help systems, building mobile applications, and developing multi-platform games.Check out @G2’s 2023 Best IT Management Awards List A revolutionary approach to malware protection.Webroot Busi
Justin Gilbert and Ghassan Lababidi Recognized by CRNAwards
Congratulations to OpenText Cybersecurity’s Ghassan (Guss) Lababidi for being named to the CRN 2023 Channel Chiefs List and Justin Gilbert for being on the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list.The channel plays a major role in the go-to-market strategies and operations for many IT companies. And so it follows that channel chiefs play a significant role in the success of those companies. But some channel executives play an out-sized role in channel leadership—not just within their companies, but in the broader channel universe and the IT industry overall. Ghassan (Guss) LababidiVP, Global Partner Marketing & Enablement“The foundation of a successful partnership in SMB is all about the relationship and the trust you build with your partner community. I seek to both establish and maintain that trust by developing a true understanding of our partners' businesses and how we can help them both, transform and grow, so they are achieving their business and profitability goals. The best
12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!GIVEAWAYS
It's the most wonderful time of the year—and we want to celebrate it with you as a way of saying thank you for being an active member on this community! 🥂 We are taking inspiration from the The Twelve Days of Christmas song and will be surprising you with mini contests with gifts for 12 business days. Starting December 1 and wrapping up December 16. So be sure to check back on this community every day! They will be on the homepage and featured so you can’t miss it 🎅 We will have 2 winners from each of the Holiday Giveaway contests...AND you can be a prize winner multiple days. Each day will have a contest where the rules AND prizes are clearly specified. Expect threads where you will have to make a comment or share a photo to be entered to win. The following day we will announce the winners of the previous day’s contest. The prizes will get progressively better so be sure to stick around! A single user can win multiple days of prizes and they will ship after Christmas (in one box)
Week 4 Winners & Final Standings: Halloween Community ContestWINNERS
Hey Everyone!HAPPY HALLOWEEN Here are Week 4 winners & FINAL STANDINGS for our contest! You guys went to town this week, holy crap Here are the previous weeks winners Final Standings of all Winners - remember if you placed in the same tier of prizes twice you will move down to the next prize you have not won and the person below you will move up if they have also not won that tier. @MajorHavoc - 1st, 8th@Jamesharris85 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th (moved down wk4)@Martin.1 - 1st, 2nd (moved up wk4), email@example.com - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th [very calculated]@tmcmullen - 3rd (moved up wk4), 4th, 5th (moved down wk3)@jhartnerd123 - 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th@Rodney18 - 7th@kleinmat4103 - 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th@MT Native - 9th@quicks - 10th@DMR83tx - 3rd@W.A.Busse - 4th@MunkeyMan - 4th (moved up wk3), 6th, 8th@AsadP - 8th, 9th, 10th (moved down wk3)@tasystems - 10th@durantash - 9th (moved up wk3)@diverdown38 - 7th@What's Happened to Webroot - 6th@GuavaCa - 10th RANDOM COMMENT WINNERS@kokerakos - BLUE HOODIE fo
Storage Insider Reader’s Choice Awards - MailStore wins GOLDaward
We’re pleased to report that OpenText Security Solution’s, MailStore has been named the GOLD WINNER in the archiving category.Storage-Insider, one of the best known German online IT magazines, presents every year the “Reader's Choice Awards” for the best IT companies in different categories, voted by the readers. Check out the video of all the winnersCongratulations!
Webroot wins SE Labs AAA rating again for small business endpoint protectionAward
Webroot was once again recognized for efficacy in small business endpoint protection by the software testing firm SE Labs, this time for the July - September 2022 time period. Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received a 95 percent total accuracy score in the test. Based in the UK, SE Labs is one of the security industry’s most trusted providers of third-party efficacy testing, and it is an honor to receive their AAA For more info, you can go to SE Labs and read the report when it is released
Week 3 Winners: Halloween Community Contestwinners
Hey everyone!Here are Week 3 winners for our contest! CONGRATULATIONS TO @Martin.1 @Jamesharris85 @russell.harris @tmcmullen @jhartnerd123 @MunkeyMan @kleinmat4103 @MajorHavoc @AsadP @durantash For those that need a refresher on prizes in contest and how to win please see this postPREVIOUS WINNERS Remember I will reach out to you all after the contest ends for shipping as many of you will win multiple prizes.Please note that you can only win 1 prize of each tier. EXAMPLE: If you win 1st place twice then you will get one 1st place prize and one 2nd place prize and the second 1st place prize will go to the next qualifying contestant who also hasn’t won 1st place yet. The infosec news sharing is great and I’ve learned a lot more in the past few weeks than I would have normally. I know chit-chat threads have exploded and some are fun 😀, but please refrain from being extreme with the nonsensical print of meaningless comments in threads to pump points. One more week to go! Good luck every
Week 2 Winners: Halloween Community ContestWINNERS
Hey everyone!Here are Week 2 winners for our contest! CONGRATULATIONS TO @kleinmat4103 @russell.harris @Jamesharris85 @tmcmullen @Martin.1 @MunkeyMan @jhartnerd123 @AsadP @MajorHavoc @tasystems For those that need a refresher on prizes in contest and how to win please see this postPREVIOUS WINNERSRemember I will reach out to you all after the contest ends for shipping as many of you will win multiple prizes Looks like everyone woke up this week and the points are like 4x higher 🤓
OpenText wins Overall Web Security SolutionAward
We’re pleased to report that OpenText Security Solutions has been named the winner of CyberSecurity Breakthrough’s Overall Web Security Solution of the Year 2022 award. The OpenText Security Solutions portfolio was honored for its ability to help businesses overcome data protection issues caused by persistent creativity of cybercriminals with breakthrough advancements that include DNS Leak Prevention, new MDR Solutions, the release of BrightCloud® Cloud Service Intelligence, and more. Check out all 2022 Winners - CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards
OpenText winner in 2022 European MSP Innovation AwardsAWARD
OpenText is pleased to announce that OpenText Security Solutions have been named as the winner for 'Best Backup/Continuity Offering’ for Carbonite Backup for Microsoft 365 at the MSP Innovation Awards! These awards celebrate partners and their vendors on setting extraordinary examples of success and innovation in the market. Looking slick with fresh awardsCongratulations team!
Nastiest Malware Q&A + Vote for this year's Nastiest!Q&A
Welcome to another spooktacular Q&A! I’ve just returned from braving the darkest corners of the web to discover the nastiest malware of 2022. I’ll be available until Halloween to answer your questions on the worst infections featured in our latest Nastiest Malware. Add your questions in the comments below. As part of our ongoing community contest, we’ll be giving away a this keyboard to a random commenter (winner announced Halloween) If you don’t have any questions then we invite you to cast your vote for the malware that you think is the NASTIEST or just tell us a spooky tech story that you have 👀Make sure to take our Nastiest Malware Quiz to test your knowledge
Week 1 Winners: Halloween Community ContestWinners
Hey everyone!Here are last weeks winners for our contest! Big contgrats to @russell.harris @kleinmat4103 @DMR83tx @jhartnerd123 @W.A.Busse @What's Happened to Webroot @diverdown38 @MunkeyMan @AsadP @GuavaCa For those that need a refresher on prizes in contest and how to win please see this post Remember I will reach out to you all after the contest ends for shipping as many of you will win multiple prizes Always good to see the engagement and I look forward to seeing the more winners end of this week :)
Spooktober Community Contest 2022Contest
To Kick off Nastiest Malware 2022 proper and to show our appreciation to this community over the many years we’re going to make this Halloween extra special. The next 4 weeks we’re giving away lots of PRIZES for just being an active member of the community and dominating the leaderboard… We’re also giving away raffle prizes to random commenters in certain topics (hint: one of them is this post). WEEKLY WINNERS ANNOUNCED Who’s ready to win some prizes? How do I win? You can win in a number of ways, but the most common is going to be points system on our leaderboardThe easiest way to top the leaderboard is being an active member on the community - make relevant posts, start discussions, answer questions that are posted by other members, and receiving likesWe have temporarily removed the ability to receive points for giving a like due to gaming of the system - only receiving likes will earn points Being a helpful member of our community will provide you with a chance to win our bigges
The Hidden Threats Lurking on Illegal Streaming sitesREPORT
Illegal streaming of sporting events is being marketed to consumers as an alternative to legitimate streaming services, but potential users must understand the risk to which they expose themselves when they choose to watch content illegally.As this timely report from OpenText Security Solutions makes clear, illegal streams open up a gateway for criminals to access bank accounts, commit fraud, and install malicious software. In addition, the operators and sellers of illegal streams ignore the perils relating to child safety by offering unfiltered access to explicit content.To protect your personal and financial details, and your family’s safety, the secure and safe way to watch content is through legitimate providers.Check out the full report attached below! Introduction With the return of the Premier League and with big showcase events hitting our screens, we wanted to better understand the risks faced by sports fans when venturing onto illegal streaming sites.So, we examined some of t
Colossal Universal Studios Giveaway!Contest
Webroot has colossal news...we want to send YOU to Universal Studios! As part of our partnership with Universal and Amblin Entertainment, we are offering you a few ways to enter our giveaway to win a trip to Universal Studios and a Jurassic World Dominion gift package!!! But that's not the only exciting news... for a limited time, we're offering a 40% saving on all Webroot antivirus products for your personal use. Check out the new Webroot homepage for more details.
Olivia Pramas Recognized by CRNAward
OpenText today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Olivia Pramas, Director, Channel Marketing to the highly respected Rising Female Stars of the IT Channel Pramas is no stranger to the channel with a decade of experience helping partners with co-branded marketing campaigns and developing new tools and partner portals. She kicked off the year by joining OpenText where she is putting her expertise to good use leading channel marketing. Can-do attitudes, tireless work ethics, problem-solving skills—those are just a few of the characteristics ascribed to this year’s 100 Rising Female Stars.All of the women on our third annual list are leveraging these traits and a host of others to give their respective companies’ partners the tools and resources to grow their business.In honoring these women we’re doing more than highlighting their achievements and the accolades from their colleagues -- we’re hoping to inspire this generation and the ones to come to continue to
Massive Awards Earned By OpenText and ZixNews
Zix has been named a Bronze Winner in the Cloud Security category This award recognizes and honors leading companies in the IT industry in all aspects of their work. Read more about this award HERE OpenText Security Solutions was announced Winner in the Data Protection Category This award identifies and rewards the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers. Read more about this award HERE Zix named as winner in the Hot Company SMB Cybersecurity and Cutting Edge Email Security and Management categories This Global Infosec Award recognizes and honors leading companies in the IT industry in all aspects of their work. Awards top cybersecurity companies in the world for their new and innovative work towards enhancing data security. Read more about this award HERE OpenText Security Solutions named as 17th on the Cyber Top 20 List The Cyber Top 20 Award recognizes leading compan
Webroot + Carbonite: Online Account Changes & FAQF.A.Q.
Webroot is growing and improving the ways you can protect your devices and yourself online. While we are in the process of expanding our products and services there are currently a few ways you might sign into an online account with Webroot. Please note that purchasing a license isn’t the same as setting up an account.Please see the full FAQ HERE My Account Portal: Webroot + Carbonite online account (myaccount.carbonite.com) Accounts created after March 22nd, 2022 are in the My Account Portal. My Account lets you access and update your active subscriptions, payment options, and available downloads in one place.My Account features include:Easy account and subscription management: Manage comprehensive protection against file loss or cyber incidents via your Webroot + Carbonite subscriptions from one convenient location. Easy downloads/feature access: Download and install Webroot + Carbonite products with a single click. Additional support resources: Quick access to an award-winning suppo
Carbonite Server earns LEADER status on G2 GridAward
OpenText is pleased to announce it has been placed into the LEADER quadrant on Carbonite Server’s first grid placement for G2G2 Grid®️️ for Server Backup Check out the G2 Grid®️️ for the top Server Backup Software products. G2 scores products and sellers based on reviews gathered from our user community, as well as data aggregated from online sources and social networks. Together, these scores are mapped on our proprietary G2 Grid®️️, which you can use to compare products, streamline the buying process, and quickly identify the best products based on the experiences of your peers. Check out the official G2 Grid for Server Backup here
Carbonite + Webroot shortlisted for Cyber Security Vendor of the YearAwards
OpenText is pleased to announce that Webroot + Carbonite have been named as a finalist for 'Cybersecurity Vendor of the Year' in the IT Europa Channel Awards! The award ceremony will take place in London on May, 26. Technology Reseller Awards recognizes and celebrates the massive contribution that technology vendors, distributors, MSPs, resellers and service and maintenance companies make to UK plc and the wider community. The awards will honor the achievements of businesses throughout the IT channel, highlighting best practice and innovation to inspire everyone who works in, or with, this extraordinary industry.
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