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Webroot Entrusts EMEA Success With Security Industry Veteran.
Selects Director Based on Track Record of Leading High Growth Companies.

CRAWLEY, UK, 14th November, 2007 — Webroot Software, Inc., a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced the company’s appointment of Nicholas Banks as Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets. He will be driving the overall business strategy, sales, marketing and channel management for both of Webroot’s growing consumer and enterprise business units in EMEA.

“We are extremely fortunate to have found and hired a security executive of Nick’s stature,” said Mike Irwin, COO, Webroot Software. “With an award-winning product portfolio and a dedicated team of professionals here in EMEA, we expect that a person of Nick’s track record will be able to accomplish great things.”

Banks comes to Webroot Software most recently from 2Wire where he was responsible for the rapid acceleration of 2Wires’ European business and expansion. Prior to 2Wire, Nick spent nearly 8 years at WatchGuard Technologies where he was instrumental in the dynamic growth of their EMEA business. His deep security and technology experience included tenure with CyberGuard, Computer Associates and Olivetti. Prior to that, he earned a commission in the Royal Marines as a 2nd Lieutenant.

“I’m delighted to be working with one of the world leaders in online security,” said Nick Banks, Managing Director, EMEA, Webroot Software. “The geometric expansion and complexity of spyware has created an overwhelming need for product such as Webroot’s. Not only am I excited to be working with such a keen product, but it’s extremely rewarding to help protect both consumers and businesses from the likes of cyber criminals.”

Spy Sweeper® technology from Webroot is an eight-time winner of PC Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice” award. In June, the Webroot® Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5 solution, now rebranded as Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall, was certified by Virus Bulletin 100, a leading independent antivirus research company, as well as ICSA Labs®, the security industry's central antivirus product testing and certification facility, placing it in the top tier of antivirus protection providers.

On the enterprise front, Webroot offers Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition and Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus for its corporate customers. The latter recently earned finalist status in the “Highest Partner Satisfaction” and “World’s Best Security Product” categories by Info Security Products Guide. Additionally, Info Security Products Guide also awarded Webroot the “Best Deployment Scenario Award – AntiSpyware”, for the second year in a row. Webroot’s case study “A Fortune 100 Company Deploys Webroot Solution to Secure Over 30,000 Desktops Worldwide” was recognized for the honor.


Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. The Boulder, Colorado based company is privately held and backed by some of the industry's leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Webroot’s UK Head Office is based in Crawley, Sussex. Webroot products consistently receive top review ratings by respected third-party media and have been adopted by millions globally. Webroot products can be found at and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more visit or call 0870 3516 788.

©2007 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot and Spy Sweeper are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

For further information or for a photograph of Nick Banks, please contact:

Paula Averley
Tel: 020 8224 9933
Mob: 07766 257776

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