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Spooktober Community Contest - UDPATEDContest
EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO WIN SOME FREE STUFF - GET IN HEREUPDATE: The mods are graciously declining prizes for everyone to have a chance at top prizes. Please use this Leaderboard and disregard the homepage leaderboard widget It’s spooky time! To Kick off Nastiest Malware 2021 proper and to show our thanks to this community over the many years and changes 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 those who comment in random topics (hint: this post). What can I win? We have lots of cool prizes to give away, just remember that you can only win ONE of EACH type of gift. If you win 1st place prize twice, I will give you an option of lower tier prizes you have not already won (and if that person is also okay being upgraded). If some of you have won so much and had your fill you can absolutely choose to give the gift
Cyber Resilience: The Next Frontier Against RansomwareNews
In the third and final episode of our series, Ransomware 2021, our featured experts dive into the proliferation of ransomware, explore why businesses and individuals are being attacked and describe how security plus backup create a strong cybersecurity posture against this multi-billion-dollar industry.Is your cybersecurity posture and cyber hygiene up to code?Upholding a strong cybersecurity posture involves a multi-layered approach. This approach starts with shifting our ideas of what constitutes a security threat to encompass the modern, global and interconnected world we all live in. This approach also incorporates the practice of good cyber hygiene.Maintaining cyber hygiene requires users to be mindful of suspicious emails and attachments, taking stock of all hardware and software we use and ensuring they are updated regularly with adequate antivirus software in place. It also involves regular security awareness training to remind users of the constantly shifting threat landscape
Community Involvement/Nastiest Malware Giveaway!News
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we have decided to get things moving on the community with a BIG giveaway program that will take place over the next month. This giveaway will start on Monday, October 4th and end on Halloween - Look out for that official start of giveaway “Spooky Community Contest” thread on that day! We have a lot of prizes that you can win in a number of ways:Being an active member on the community - make relevant posts, start discussions, answer questions that are posted by other members. Being a helpful member of our community will provide you with a chance to win our biggest prizes! We will be giving away random prizes on certain posts - look out for those! Leaderboard standings Note: We are changing how the points system of the leaderboard works very slightly. We are reducing points earned on certain activities to make it harder to “Game” that system Are you excited to earn some cool tech/toys?! Do you have any suggestions for this giveaway or for t
What more than four thousand IT professionals had to say about AI and Machine LearningReport
For a few years now we’ve been conducting surveys of IT professionals to determine their familiarity with, and attitudes toward, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The resulting data have been helpful in illustrating things like:Baseline cyber hygiene, including what cybersecurity tools are in use and how they’re used General experience with data breaches and attitudes toward the safety of their data How many organizations use cybersecurity tools with AI components Whether IT admins feel that AI actively contributes to the safety of their organizations or is marketing fluffWe titled this year’s survey Fact or Fiction: Perceptions and Misconceptions of AI and Machine Learning and expanded it to include professionals in the enterprise, mid-market organizations and private individuals. It’s one of the largest and most thorough reports on the topic we’ve put together to date and is packed with interesting findings.Historically, we’ve seen significant confusion surround
Jennifer Schulze Recognized by CRNAward
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Schulze, Vice President, Partner Marketing to the highly respected 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2021!Schulze joined OpenText earlier this year, charged with leading the company’s channel and field marketing teams on a worldwide basis. Leveraging her more than 20 years of experience at SAP, GE and Epicor, she recruits best-in-class partners and drives partner success through education and lead generation.This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.These unsung channel heroes helped keep their companies and channel partners on track amid the massive and sudden shift to work from home, accelerated timelines for digital transformation and global supply chain disruptions that kept eve
Nastiest Malware 2021nastiest malware
It's Like 2020 But WorseCheck out the full infographic attached below!Check out our Q&A and maybe even win a prize This year was yet another year with COVID-19 and malware running rampant in the headlines. Be it in person or online, the world is still struggling in the fight against viruses. This year took another ghastly turn when attacking critical infrastructure and supply chains became a new trend. Perhaps because popular botnets were down, or maybe it’s just plain old-fashioned nation-state sponsored attacks.We saw some previous big players exit the scene this year, some vacation to the beach and some off to prison. In any event, 2021 was one where cyberthreats, especially ransomware, dominated the news.Ransomware extortion has evolved from a trend into a new normal. Every major ransomware campaign is running the double extortion method, a scary prospect for small businesses. Not only are they stealing and locking files away, but the bad actors will absolutely leak data in the
Ensuring cyber criminals don’t mess with TexasNews
Webroot® Security Awareness Training recently earned the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Certification for Cyber Security Programs after passing through its rigorous certification process. The 500k+ strong local and state workforce will now benefit from the security trainings, phishing simulators and interactive campaigns we offer.Texas can expect real results from adding Webroot® Security Awareness Training to its roster of certified programs. Customer data shows regular phishing simulations can reduce click-through by up to 72% and a 20% reduction in malware incidents when trainings are used in conjunction with endpoint security.The extra layer of defense our trainings bring comes at a critical time in cybersecurity. Ransomware, phishing scams, and data breaches are surging. And the move to hybrid work environments has created new network vulnerabilities and a blurring of the lines between personal and work devices.With knowledge a critical component of defending agai
Ransomware in 2021: How did we get here?News
Ryuk, SamSam, WannaCry, NotPetya, Darkside, REvil…Somewhere along the line, ransomware variants became household names for anyone with an even passing interest in infosec. But how did we get here?In the second episode of our series on ransomware, featured experts chart the rise of ransomware from a scam run by fake AVs to the multi-billion-dollar racket it is today. From humble origins, this form of online extortion has been co-opted by state-sponsored hackers and turned into a business model with ransomware as a service.An increasingly dangerous (and democratized) threatAs reliance on IT systems grew among businesses, cybercriminals began to realize they could target digital files and demand hard currencies in return. With WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware combined with worm-like exploits spread with catastrophic consequences.Next, cryptocurrencies made it even easier for ransomware actors to receive and launder funds, leading to “an absolute explosion in extortion and ransomware-bas
Webroot wins Third-straight SE Labs AAA rating 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 April - June 2021 time period.Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received a 96 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 back-to-back.For more info, you can go to SE Labs and read the report
Webroot N-able Integration!News
Award-winning security on a proven management platformThe cybersecurity of your clients is constantly being tested in new and innovative ways. To stay ahead of cybercriminals, you need endpoint protection that’s both highly effective and highly manageable. Simply adding another system or console to manage can be little more than another burden on your time, doing little to enhance overall client security. But what if you could manage all your security solutions for all endpoints across all sites and/or clients using the same RMM platform you already use and trust?With Webroot and N-able, you can. What you get with N-able + WebrootThe Webroot N-able module increases efficiency by integrating next-generation Webroot Business Endpoint Protection directly into the N-able N-Central. It takes only minutes to install and configure. With the Webroot N-able integration, all crucial endpoint management data is available in one place to streamline operations and decrease response times. Combining
New datacenter for EU clients opening this AugustNews
While it’s old news to those in the industry, cloud computing has raised questions about data sovereignty and storage that have yet to be fully hashed out. As nations continue to pass laws meant to protect the privacy and identities of their citizens, data storage regulations are subject to change.After hearing from clients and studying new regulations, we are aware that Brexit marks an example of such change. In order to avoid regulatory headaches for partners and clients based in the EU, Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText companies, have opted to open a new datacenter in the Netherlands beginning this August in addition to datacenters it currently operates in the U.K.Admins have the option of relying on this new location for compliance with local GDPR and EU data sovereignty requirements.Through data storage, cybersecurity and user awareness training, Carbonite + Webroot consistently strives to facilitate compliance with industry and governmental regulations for our clients. We hope the o
Miss out on Auvik Summer Treat Wave prizes? Here’s one more way to win!News
August marks the end of the Auvik Summer Treat Wave Series, and we hope you got lucky while staying safe from cyber threats.But if you weren’t a winner, or missed out on the series completely, we’re offering one more way to win. Take a trial of one of our business solutions today, and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card to use any way you like.Don’t wait until summer’s officially over. Browse Webroot + Carbonite business solutions here and be entered to win $50 when initiate your free trial.
Prentiss Donohue recognized by CRN: Top 100 executives listNews
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Prentiss Donohue, EVP, SMB, Sales, to the highly respected Top 100 Executive list and The Top 25 Technology Disrupters Of 2021.CRN recognizes forward-thinking and innovative tech leaders who are nurturing, expanding, and radically transforming the IT channel. These executives have demonstrated a clear mastery of forward-thinking IT initiatives and channel-facing leadership strategies, helping solution providers stay ahead of the curve in the constantly changing world of IT innovation. Prentiss DonohueEVP, SMB, SalesOpenText “Donohue helped develop Webroot Business Management Console 6.0 to give MSPs and SMBs a more streamlined user experience when optimizing, executing and managing key layers of security.”Congratulations Prentiss!
ChannelPro Network Readers' Choice Award: Webroot and Carbonite take Silver!News
Webroot and Carbonite were recognized by ChannelPro Network in this year’s Readers’ Choice Award in the following categories:Best Backup and Disaster Recovery vendor: Carbonite (Silver) Best Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery vendor: Carbonite (Silver) Best Endpoint Security vendor: Webroot (Silver) Best Security Awareness Training Solution: Webroot (Silver)ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Award honors the most SMB and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs and professional organizations in the channel today. Winning the awards reflects businesses’ increased investment to serving the partner and small business communities. Winners of the ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Awards were selected by readers of ChannelPro’s magazine and visitors to the website.Read the official results HERE Congratulations Team!
Last week to enter Summer Treat Wave!
What’s Summer Treat Wave 2021?It’s a fun month of giveaways and this is your last week to enter!Every day, we’ll draw a winner for one of our amazing prizes. It might be headphones, gaming equipment, a tablet—there are all kinds of cool and helpful items available.You can sign up for Treat Wave anytime between now and July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET by clicking this link.Here are the companies bringing you the Treat Wave:
Product update: Carbonite Server and Internet Explorer
Microsoft has ended support in their own applications for Internet Explorer and has announced the upcoming end of life for the browser. While this marks the end of an era, we are mirroring their decision, and have decided to cease support for the browser as well. That means the Carbonite® Server portal will cease to be supported on the Internet Explorer browser. We’re asking that all users who need access to the Carbonite Server portal to make plans to use a different internet browser prior to September 2021.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Jennifer Grimaldi Recognized by CRN
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Grimaldi, Sr. Manager, Channel Marketing, to the highly respected Rising Female Stars of the IT Channel list for 2021.This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Rising Female Stars Of The IT Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.The very characteristics that saw us all through the pandemic are the ones exhibited by our 2021 Rising Female Stars: perseverance, a positive attitude and a whole lot of toughness. We honor their achievements as the world -- and the channel -- chart a course to what our new normal will be.“Grimaldi is credited with being a key component in the success of OpenText’s channel marketing strategy. She has taken the time to understand and really know the vendor’s MSP and channel partners and is shaping programs that best suit the
Webroot takes top overall score in recent PassMark® Software testing of endpoint security products
Webroot once again outperformed competitors in its latest round of testing by the performance benchmarking firm PassMark for March – May, 2021. In taking the highest score in the category, Webroot beat out competitors including BitDefender™, McAfee® and ESET® endpoint security solutions.PassMark® Software Party, Ltd. specializes in "the development of high quality performance benchmarking solutions as well as providing expert independent IT consultancy services to clients ranging from government organizations to major IT heavyweights."For this report, the company conducted objective testing of nine endpoint security products, including Webroot® Business Endpoint Security. Tests measured efficacy and performance in 15 categories including:Installation size Boot time CPU usage during idle and scan Memory usage during idle and initial scan Memory usage during scheduled scanWebroot stood out in several categories in addition to taking the overall best score awarded any endpoint security pr
Join in on the Summer Treat WaveContest
What’s Summer Treat Wave 2021?It’s a fun month of giveaways!We know you work hard. So 19 of us in the IT space have joined together to reward you.How does Treat Wave work?Treat Wave runs for 22 business days, from July 1 through July 30, 2021.Every day, we’ll draw a winner for one of our amazing prizes. It might be headphones, gaming equipment, a tablet—there are all kinds of cool and helpful items available.The earlier you sign up, the more chances you’ll have to win!You can sign up for Treat Wave anytime between now and July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET by clicking this link.Here are the companies bringing you the Treat Wave:
Introducing the Ransomware 2021 docuseries from Carbonite + Webroot
Headline after headline confirms that ransomware actors are often successful when it comes to targeting business, governmental agencies, public utilities and other high-profile targets. But how, exactly, are they able penetrate the defenses of these presumably well-protected targets? And are small and medium-sized businesses overlooked when it comes to such attacks? In How Ransomware Sneaks In, the first installment of an exciting new series from Carbonite + Webroot, we talk to some of the world’s foremost experts on ransomware for their takes on how cybercriminals sneak ransomware onto business and personal systems.They discuss the role opportunism plays in the targeting process and why thinking big targets are the only targets is a fundamental misunderstanding of the victim selection process. With ideas from futurists, former hackers and other cybersecurity professionals, the episode explores specific cases of exploitation by ransomware and what went wrong to enable it. It also asks
Calling all Beta Testers for Webroot® Security for Chromebook™
We’re excited to announce a new security app! Webroot® Security for Chromebook™ is designed with a brand new, Chromebook-friendly user experience, and offers enhanced security beyond what’s already built in to the device. Features include: On-Demand Scanning Always up-to-date protection with the option to run additional scans at your command. Enhanced Antivirus Protection Automatically scans apps and downloads for viruses and malware, so you have an extra layer of security and peace of mind. Identity Protection Blocks malicious websites that try to steal your personal info or harm your device. Secure Web Browsing Lets you browse, shop, and bank online safely and worry-free with the Webroot browser. Join the product beta test to download the new app and start giving us your feedback on the experience.Comment below that you want to join the beta The community team will send you our Beta T&C’s via SurveyMonkey via Private Message to your community account Agree to the terms Up
Sarah Morgan Recognized by CRN
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sarah Morgan, Director of Channel Sales, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021.This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy. “CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to h
Webroot wins second-straight SE Labs AAA rating for small business endpoint protection
Webroot was once again recognized for efficacy in small business endpoint protection by the software testing firm SE Labs, this time for the January – March 2021 time period.Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received a 98 percent 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 back-to-back.For more info, you can go to SE Labs or read the report.
How to access the Webroot Knowledge BaseNews
Hey Webroot Community! For a few years, we have copied our existing Knowledge Base onto the Community so that we could make it easier for you to access all of the self-support available. However, it recently became far too difficult to keep both systems in sync with one another due to the manual editing that was required. Moving forward, we will only be keeping our central KB up-to-date: https://answers.webroot.com/With this transition, we have added a list of “Common KB Articles” to the top of the Webroot Community home page:We will keep these lists updated with the most commonly searched KB topics for our consumer and business products. Clicking on any of these will open a new tab to https://answers.webroot.com/ which will look something like this:If you ever have a product question, this will be the best place to start looking for answers. If you have any questions about our transition to using this Knowledge Base, please feel free to send me a private message!
Webroot Recognized by SC Media Europe
SC Media has recognized Webroot DNS Protection as a shortlisted finalist for the SC Awards Europe in the Best Emerging Technology category.With a constantly evolving threat landscape, SC Awards Europe has one objective: recognize and reward the people, products, and services that exemplify the very best solutions for client-customers and the security sector as a whole.Here’s some more info on the Best Emerging Technology category from SC Media: What cutting-edge technologies are bursting onto the scene to address the newest information security needs facing organizations with some innovative capabilities? This new category welcomes both new vendors and old pros looking to provide products and services that look to help shape the future by addressing fast-evolving threats through the creation of these types of offerings. The product must have been launched not more than 18 months prior to entry, and entries should have some customers available who can act as references. The company shou
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