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Week 2 Winners Announced!Contest Winners
Hey everyone!Here are last weeks winners! Big congrats to @MajorHavoc @Jamesharris85 @MunkeyMan @jhartnerd123 @Arjan @stlshark @kleinmat4103 @Tarnak @deanosborne @russell.harris 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. You can not win multiple of the same tier of prizes so I’ve messaged those to pick which one they want and then will give the other prize to the next rank - look out for DMsAlways good to see the engagement and I look forward to seeing the more winners end of this week :)
Week 1 Winners Announced!Contest Winners
Hey everyone!Here are last weeks winners! Big congrats to @MajorHavoc @MunkeyMan @kleinmat4103 @jhartnerd123 @deanosborne @stlshark @Kitkat737 @tasystems @Jamesharris85 @Arjan 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 prizesAlways good to see the engagement and I look forward to seeing the more winners end of this week :)
A new collaboration between IDG and Carbonite + Webroot has found that phishing attacks remain high two years since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Phishing reached historic levels in February 2020, rising over 500% in just one month. But those increases had leveled off by the end of 2020 and it was unclear whether phishing’s highs were sustainable. So we spoke with 300 global IT executives, finding that 93% were still concerned about phishing with 61% highly concerned. It’s little wonder, given that 76% of respondents report that phishing is still up compared to the time before the pandemic. IT departments have taken the brunt of the assault, with sr. security analyst Tyler Moffitt saying “Even if malware targets someone with lower-level access, the attacker will move laterally to eventually find an IT administrator.” IT departments are targeted twice as often as the second highest target because attackers covet domain-level credentials that g
If you are an Apple Mac user you’ll know that Apple announced the adoption of its new ARM-based Apple M1 processor chips this week. Apple is doing this to provide the highest possible performance with the lowest power consumption, and by integrating Apple’s own custom technologies into these new processors improve Mac's capabilities and make Apple Macs stand out even more from the competition.Webroot is pleased to announce that from Tuesday (November 17th, 2020) our Mac agent version 9.1.4 for macOS 11 Big Sur also supports the new ARM-based Apple M1 processor on Macs as well as Apple Mac Intel processors.Click here for more information.
Carbonite + Webroot recently commissioned IDC to write an eBook searching for the best way to protect against the rising rates of cybercrime. After all – we’ve all seen the headlines that report million-dollar ransom payments, infrastructure attacks and healthcare systems under siege. The headlines are eye-popping, but so are the facts. 56% of ransomware victims suffered a few days to a week of downtime during their most recent incident. And 36% of businesses who experienced three or more ransomware incidents in the past 12 months required a significant amount of extra resources to rectify. But it’s not all bad news – IDC found that a 6-step framework for cyber resilience presents the strongest defense. As industry leadings experts, IDC backs up their recommendation with considerable research and analysis to present an iron-clad case for adopting their cyber resilience framework. With this eBook in hand, MSPs can show reluctant clients the cold hard facts about the state of cyberattack
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named OpenText to the 20 Coolest Endpoint And Managed Security Companies Of 2022! OpenText added network detection and response to its Security and Protection Cloud through the acquisition of Bricata, which analyzes network traffic for vulnerabilities. It also acquired email securit y vendor Zix and integrated it with Carbonite and Webroot to create a powerhouse SMB platform. The CRN Security 100 list has evolved as the lack of a network perimeter in a COVID-19 world accelerated the adoption of secure access service edge, extended detection and response, and zero-trust offerings, all aimed at ensuring remote users are protected. This list examines 100 vendors across five market segments to guide solution providers on where to place their bets in a crowded market. Endpoint security solutions protect the network and the entry-points that bridge internal data with externally connected devices such as laptops and smartph
Our acquisition by OpenText enables us to deliver faster, better and more resilient products and experiences for you, thanks to new leverage and increased investment in the SMB space.We are at a key milestone in our integration journey across Carbonite, Webroot and OpenText – one that brings change but also new opportunities and benefits for our customers. Above all, we remain 100% committed to our partners, focusing on cyber resilience by providing efficacy, automation and product innovation in our suite of data protection and cybersecurity solutions. We’re excited about this next step, which will improve our ability to serve you, our partner, and help grow your business.To start, we’ve updated the overall “look and feel” in our partner portals and expanded the available content to include the latest cybersecurity and data protection research, reports and enablement resources for you and your customers.Check Out the ChangesPlease note: viewing the changes to the Webroot Partner Certif
Hi Community, I’m excited to share that this morning, OpenText, Carbonite + Webroot’s parent company, completed its acquisition of Zix Corporation, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based email encryption, threat protection and compliance cloud solutions for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). Read about it here: https://www.opentext.com/about/press-releases/opentext-buys-zix-corporation
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Auvik Nifty GriftyContest
Sleigh bells ring… are you listening? They’re ringing in Nifty Gifty 2021! From December 6 until December 24, we’re joining our friends at Auvik for a celebration of all that IT pros do throughout the year. We’ll be giving away a prize almost every day, and the only thing you have to do is fill out the form on the special Nifty Gifty page to be entered for all of the draws. Don’t miss the festive fun, sign up today!
Exciting news today, [user=4764][/user] has just been promoted to Bronze VIP! Thanks for all your fantastic contributions on the Community, David, we really appreciate everything you do! This is very well deserved. :D For any new members who are not familiar with the Webroot VIP Program, you can [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Community-Announcements/Announcing-the-Webroot-VIP-Program/td-p/20652#.UqJaNsRDvnE]find more information here[/url].
Hello Community!I’m excited to share that this morning, OpenText, Carbonite + Webroot’s parent company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zix Corporation, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based email encryption, threat protection and compliance cloud solutions for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs).Click here to view the press release issued today.
We’re pleased to report that Carbonite has been recognized by the European IT & Software Excellence Awards in this year’s category of SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year! Recognized for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes for channels as well as customers. Read more about all the winners here
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
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 2021 time period. This is a full year in a row now!Oct-Dec 2020 - 95% Jan-Mar 2021 - 98% Apr-Jun 2021 - 96% Jul-Sep 2021 - 95%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 back-to-back for a full year.For more info, you can go to SE Labs and read the report when it is released
Webroot® Security for Chromebook™—a Chromebook app with antivirus and web filtering protection. The past year of distance learning has been a catalyst for the adoption of Chromebook™ devices. But as the userbase grows, so does the size of the target for bad actors.The new Webroot® Security for Chromebook™ devices proactively and continuously protects from a variety of targeted threats, filling in existing security gaps.Knowing you and your family can browse the web safely with top-of-the-line defense is the ultimate comfort. You can breathe easy that the young person in your life will have real-time protection while they work, study and browse on their own. After all, it can be hard to always monitor your kids’ online activity. But with Webroot Security for Chromebook, you and your family can stay safe online, at school and at home.Combining 20 years of historical data and experience with the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence, Webroot puts up the best defense against
After multiple attacks against the technology giant in March, Acer has again fallen victim to a string of cyberattacks. Acer India and Acer Taiwan were both breached, leaving customers and employees at risk. In other cybersecurity news, the hacker responsible for the 2014 attack against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was sentenced to 7 years in prison.Multiple Acer locations suffer cyberattacks in same weekFollowing a ransomware attack and $50 million ransom demand this past March, the company has again been struck by a string of cyberattacks. Early last week, the systems at Acer India were breached and a significant amount of data was stolen. Less than a week later, the company’s Taiwan location also fell victim to a cyberattack that again saw employee and product information stolen, though no additional ransom payment was requested. The group responsible claims that they only perpetrated the Taiwan breach to prove the point that Acer neglected their cybersecurity respons
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
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