Sponsor: Webroot

Smarter Cybersecurity Solutions

Perhaps more than any other type of software solution a reseller can offer to its customers, endpoint security products are characterized by a huge gap between their minimal purchase prices and the enormous costs they can entail for clients if they fail to work properly. The financial benefits of retailing antivirus solutions are modest (typical street prices are $24/year per seat, with VAR cost roughly $12), while the potential losses suffered by a VAR’s customer due to virus or malware infections can be devastating.

Such costs can range from system downtime and diminished productivity to lost sales revenues and even potential legal liability for claims relating to any private information that may have been compromised. Combating the alarming volume, velocity and variance of today’s security threats has become significantly more challenging as cybercriminals employ an extensive range of sophisticated new techniques (polymorphism, spear phishing, etc).

Yet, despite this rapidly-evolving threat landscape—and the substantial financial hardships it can impose on resellers’ customers—many VARs still underestimate the importance of offering the optimum antivirus solution. By focusing on the modest acquisition expenses of antivirus products, VARs may tend to overlook the significant business consequences and huge costs for its customers that choosing the wrong endpoint security solution can entail.

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The Quarterly Ransomware Report

This quarterly report is designed to highlight the major ransomware events that Webroot and others in the cybersecurity sector are seeing and provide a constructive commentary. In each issue, we will focus on the major ransomware developments and provide practical advice, where possible, to help you prevent this evolving menace from succeeding.
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Endpoint Security and Virtualization

Beside form factor, virtual systems are not really that different than physical systems. They both use the same operating systems and applications. They both present users with computing resources such as RAM and hard drives. Consequently, the ability to exploit vulnerabilites in a physical environment will present a significant threat to virtualized environments as well.

This paper examines the different endpoint security methods for virtualized environments and presents how Webroot Secure Anywhere Business - Endpoint Protection security provides optimal performance, protection and manageability.

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Fixing the Disconnect Between Employer and Employee for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The corporate workplace is changing. As employees increasingly use their own phones/tablets/laptops for work, corporate networks will be increasingly vulnerable to sophisticated viruses and malware - unless these devices are reined in with a BYOD enterprise program.

Employees and employers often have vastly different attitudes regarding BYOD programs. To better understand this disconnect, Webroot commissioned a two-part research survey to help bridge the security gap between employee preferences and the security requirements of their organizations.

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Why You Need Web Security as well as Endpoint

Next-generation secure web gateway security doesn’t only prevent infections and breaches and minimize web security management complexities, it also significantly reduces the operational costs and risks of protecting users against advanced malware threats, spear phishing, and other sophisticated attacks by intercepting and tackling them before they infect the user and your network.

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Why Efficacy is Paramount

The endpoint security market is in the middle of a major upheaval, and many would argue it’s not before time. The endpoint antivirus model of having a large sophisticated endpoint client on each device, with updates to keep defenses current, has been ineffective for years, while new solutions have been relatively slow to emerge.

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Webroot 2016 Threat Brief

2015 clearly shows that today's threats are global and highly dynamic, but what can companies and individual do?

  • Countering threats requires an innovative approach to attack detection based heavily on advanced techniques
  • Organizations need to bolster their security posture with real-time, highly accurate threat intelligence to protect themselves from cybercriminal activity
  • Admins should set proactive policies to automatically protect networks, endpoints, and users as part of a defense-in-depth strategy
  • Individuals need to be more vigilant than ever about the websites they visit, the URLs they follow, and the applications and mobile apps that they use.
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A Guide to Avoid Being a Crypto-Ransomware Victim

The impact and severity of crypto-ransomware threats and attacks have grown over the past two and a half years. This paper explores over 15 key ways to more completely secure your IT environment from crypto-ransomware, while demonstrating that with even a modest outlay you can mitigate this growing and highly damaging criminal threat.

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CIO Insights: Bringing Shadow IT into the Light

This paper examines the different challenges facing the IT community today and is based on discussions that took place across four roundtable events attended by Chief Information Officers and senior IT professionals from various vertical markets. The key issues analysed in this paper include the influence of cloud and mobile, current strategies that are being implemented, and how the modern day IT strategy must adapt to succeed.
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Managed Services Marketing Report

Taking the plunge into the managed service market. Irrespective of all the issues around cloud, security and state actor data access in the past year, the managed services and hosted cloud services market is mushrooming, regardless of the geography you’re in.

This report looks at MSPs that have already made the transition to a managed services model, what lessons they have learned, and what they would do differently if they had the chance again. It has also asked them what advice they would give those starting out on the MSP journey.

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ESG-Webroot Research

The Endpoint Security Paradox

With the endpoint security ecosystem in a profound state of change, ESG surveyed 340 IT and information security professionals representing large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. T he objective of this research was to assess how these organizations are changing their endpoint security strategies in response to new types of threats and cyber-attack techniques.

This report goes into detail the findings of this survey.

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A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention

Traditional endpoint security has failed to keep up with today’s threats and is exposing organizations to unacceptable levels of risk. It’s time for smarter, next-generation malware prevention to replace or supplement traditional defenses. New approaches to malware can wrest back control and give security administrators greater visibility and control over their endpoints at a lower cost than traditional solutions.

This paper looks at the endpoint threats organizations are facing, the means to combat those threats, and why next-generation, cloud-driven protection offers the smartest way to prevent endpoint malware infections.

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The Power of Multiples

Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. These IT solutions specialists can work either with a single vendor that offers most of the technology needed to build end-to-end offerings, or multiple vendors to integrate and craft more comprehensive solutions.
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The Future of Managed Services in EMEA: A Channel Perspective

Managed services, including cloud, hosting and service provision is a development of the continuing move to online applications, databases, processing and platforms. It is being driven by a number of factors including the driving down of costs, pressure on available resources and skills in on-premise IT departments, the broader availability and reliability of high speed online connections, growth of mobile in enterprises and the need for applications and software to work together. A major attraction factor is the ability to scale, both up and down, in uncertain times.
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