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Five-Star Hotel Welcomes Five-Star Security Service that only Webroot Delivers

Bracknell, U.K. 10 February 2009 — Webroot, a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced that it has been chosen by The Ritz London to provide its award-winning Email Security SaaS solution.

“Our rapid growth as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security provider with well-known clients and brands such as The Ritz is an indicator that our email and web filtering solutions are truly unrivalled on the current market,” said Peter Watkins, CEO, Webroot. “Being selected by The Ritz, one of the world’s greatest hotels, for our first-class service and outstanding email protection is a great accolade.”

With its impeccable reputation for quality since it was built in 1906, The Ritz, based on Piccadilly in London, demands the same high quality standards of service from its suppliers. Richard Isted, IT Manager at the hotel chose Webroot for the high service levels, effective spam filtering and ease of use.

“We communicated our specific needs to Webroot,” Isted said. “We were looking for a bespoke solution to protect 120 email users and to deal efficiently with an increasing number of web-based guest reservations. We wanted better integration, superior usability and more comprehensive reporting – all of which we now get with Webroot.”

The Ritz benefits from a 24/7 Business Continuity Service which was added as an optional feature to Webroot’s basic email security service. Isted explains, “Clearly, a 24/7 hour operation such as a hotel requires reliable, round the clock email and web security as well. Webroot's Business Continuity Service was a real deal clincher for us. Unlike some other offerings, Webroot’s service is “always on” which means that if a crucial function fails, the service kicks in immediately - a vital requirement for us.”

The Ritz London has joined a growing number of new customers that have switched from other service providers in preference of Webroot’s advanced security service offerings.

Webroot Security SaaS

Webroot Security SaaS solutions deliver enterprise-class security with better manageability, better value and better protection than appliances and server-based solutions. Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS protects against spam, viruses and data leakage, along with additional compliance, archiving and business continuity features. Webroot Web Security SaaS is also a part of the Webroot Security SaaS family and provides URL and Web content filtering plus proactive protection against web-based malware for corporate and mobile laptop users. Webroot Security SaaS solutions are backed by 24x7x365 web, email and phone support and free product and defense updates for the duration of a subscription.

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Webroot provides industry-leading security solutions to consumers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. To find out more, visit or call 0870 141 7070.

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