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Market Leading Technology Expands Client Portfolio at Competitor’s Expense

WESTERHAM, UK, FEBRUARY 25, 2008 - Webroot, a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has expanded its security SaaS client portfolio. South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) has joined a growing number of new customers that have switched from other service providers in preference of Webroot’s (formerly Email Systems) advanced security service offerings.

“Our continued growth as a managed service provider is a sure sign that our email and web filtering solution is truly unrivalled on the current market,” said Mike Irwin, COO, Webroot. “Winning the South Yorkshire Housing Association account is a great accolade and justifies the hard work that has gone into ensuring that our web and email management services is the best available.”

SYHA is a non-profit, charitable organisation that provides affordable housing and care to many individuals and families throughout the South Yorkshire district. As a long standing security SaaS user, SYHA chose Webroot for its service levels and, in particular, its highly effective spam filtering. Not only did this increase in effectiveness reduce the chances of infected mails breaching the system, but it also reduced admin time by eliminating the manual filtering of email required with their previous vendor.

Russell Wright, Computer Services Manager, South Yorkshire Housing Association, approached Webroot’s reseller partner, Data Connect, to explore further filtering services that would be both accurate and easy to manage. With 450 users to protect, SYHA looked at many alternatives before opting for Webroot as its new service provider.

“We were all fairly disillusioned with the service from Blackspider so we didn’t want to leap in to any new contracts without considerable research. Once Data Connect introduced us to Webroot we knew straight away that it was the service that best suited SYHA,” added Wright. “It offers increased functionality, better protection and easier manageability than any other security service on the market and, when we discovered that many other customers had already switched to Webroot, we felt completely assured about our decision.”

Email Systems merged with US online security leader Webroot Software, Inc. in November and subsequently launched Webroot® Email Security SaaS on a global basis. Email Systems won ‘Security Vendor of The Year’ at the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Awards in November and recently announced that its channel growth has increased by 120 percent in just 8 months, in turn upping revenue growth by 85 percent during that same period.

For more information, contact Webroot SaaS at 0870 141 7070 (UK) or visit


About Webroot

Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security solutions for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide. The Boulder, Colorado based company is privately held. Webroot products consistently receive top review ratings by respected third-party outlets and have been adopted by millions globally. Its products can be found at and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more visit or call 0870 141 7070.

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