Webroot acquires Prevx

Internet security firm Webroot announced Monday that it has acquired Prevx, a provider of cloud-based anti-malware solutions.

According to a statement issued by the company, Webroot will integrate Prevx’s technology into its cloud security services.

"Webroot and Prevx share a common vision for revolutionising what we believe is a market in need of dramatic change," said Webroot CEO Dick Williams in the statement. "Security vendors have expected customers to buy, install, maintain, and then manage security products that simply cannot keep pace with today’s cybercriminals. Prevx is the leader in cloud-based antivirus protection and behaviour-based malware detection, which block threats before they can ever reach a PC or corporate network. This technology, combined with Webroot’s innovations, customer service and support, will make it easy for consumers to stay protected online wherever they go, and easy for businesses to protect their employees and their networks."

For more information about Webroot, visit http://www.webroot.co.uk.