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Quentin Gallivan Is Named to Webroot¹s Board of Directors – Experience as SaaS Pioneer to be Leveraged in Fast-growing New Business

Crawley, UK. January 30th, 2008 — Webroot Software, Inc., a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced that it is reinforcing its position in the security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market by appointing one of the leading innovators in the category to its Board. Quentin Gallivan, the most recent CEO of Postini, grew the company to over 10-million users before its sale to search-engine giant Google.

“Quentin possesses unique expertise in the security SaaS market,” said Peter Watkins, CEO, Webroot. “With his addition to our Board and the success of Webroot® Email Security SaaS, we are well-positioned to continue delivering channel-friendly perimeter security SaaS solutions to keep SMEs safe from Internet threats.”

As CEO, Gallivan built Postini into a SaaS powerhouse, with over 35,000 companies using its service globally. Gallivan has also led efforts to build sales, marketing and distribution strategies across multiple geographies for VeriSign’s Security Services division, Netscape Communications and General Electric Information Services. Gallivan previously sat on the Board of Directors for companies including Postini, VeriSign Japan and Information Services Dentsu, a publicly held technology company in Japan.

According to Gallivan, “The security SaaS market continues to see strong growth. SMEs need easy-to-manage, affordable security, which SaaS provides. I firmly believe that Webroot¹s strategy and solutions in this category will quickly establish them as the leader in this high-growth market.”

About Webroot Software:

Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium 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, whose UK head office is in Crawley, recently entered the Software as a Service market and will now offer a comprehensive range of web-based email management and protection services. Webroot products consistently receive top review ratings by respected third–party outlets and have been adopted by millions globally. Available either as branded solutions or on an OEM basis, Webroot products can be found at www.webroot.com/uk and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more visit www.webroot.com/uk or call 0870 3516 788.

For further information or for a photograph of Quentin Gallivan, please contact:

Paula Averley, hothouse communications
Tel: 020 8224 9933
Mob: 07766 257776
Email: paula@hothousecomms.com

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