Webroot and Plantronics Join Forces to Help Fight Viruses, Hackers and
Cybercrime in the Gaming World
Industry Leaders to Provide Maximum Protection and Gameplay Performance with
Innovative Cloud-based Security and Gaming Headset Bundle
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 3, 2014
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Webroot, the market leader in
cloud-based, real-time Internet threat detection, today announced a strategic
partnership with Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology.
This agreement will see Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus for PC Gamers
bundled with the Plantronics GameCom 788 Gaming Headset to ensure PC gamers
are protected with real-time security that doesn't impact performance as they
enjoy gameplay in stunning, cinematic sound.
Online gaming is fun and exciting, but its popularity has made it a target for
online crime. Cybercriminals are targeting gamers to gain access to their
online gaming credentials, and other personal information that can be
exploited for profit. Traditional, signature-based antivirus solutions are
notoriously bulky, disruptive and resource hungry, making them undesirable
among gamers with high performance systems. As a result gamers either disable
their security, or remove it altogether.
By partnering with Webroot, Plantronics now provides highly-effective,
cloud-based threat detection from Webroot that is dramatically lighter and
faster than competing products. Gamers won't be interrupted by screen freezes,
game lag or system crashes from traditional slow scans and security updates.
Plantronics is offering a 14-day free trial of Webroot SecureAnywhere
AntiVirus as a bundle with the GameCom 788 USB headset with Dolby® 7.1
surround sound technologies to provide players with state-of-the-art audio
communication, and innovative, online security that doesn't compromise
"Plantronics is committed to providing gamers with an immersive online
experience. Precision audio and the ability to communicate with teammates is
key," said Dorothy Ferguson, director of marketing for Plantronics Gaming.
"Where Plantronics GameCom 788 with Dolby 7.1 surround eliminates sound lag
when it counts most, Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus enhances security
without jeopardizing player performance."
"Plantronics is an industry leader that shares Webroot's dedication to
research and continual improvement through innovation," said David Bennett,
vice president of worldwide consumer and SMB sales at Webroot. "Because
Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions fundamentally changed the way security is
delivered, they only require a very small footprint allowing gaming PCs to
perform at their peak. This is critical for gamers, as they often sacrifice
security to maximize system performance. This partnership offers customers who
demand the best for their systems, a combination of Plantronics revolutionary
sound quality, and Webroot's unmatched protection against malware, identity
theft and phishing attacks."
Cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus for PC Gamers offers connected
gamers an alternative to the traditional security solutions that have proven
ineffective against today's malware. It installs in seconds and scans most PC
systems in less than two minutes. It also uses less than 4MB of RAM and its
cloud-based threat detection architecture means there are no security updates
or definitions to download. All users are protected against the latest threats
from the moment they are discovered – anywhere in the world.
Webroot will be exhibiting at the E3 Conference on June 10 to 12, 2014 at Los
Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, Booth #2750. In addition
to showcasing Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for PC Gamers, event attendees
will have opportunities to win prizes such as free copies of Webroot software
and a high performance gaming system.
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and
consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating
innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified
communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver
uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service.
Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911
dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for
those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com
or call(800) 544-4660.
Webroot is the market leader in cloud delivered security software as a service
(SaaS) solutions for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have
revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways you connect online.
Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to its
customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its
SecureAnywhere™ suite of security products for endpoints, mobile devices and
corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and
1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market-leading security
companies, including Palo Alto Networks, F5, Cisco, Aruba, NetCitadel,
GateProtect, Microsoft and others choose Webroot to provide advanced internet
threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and
headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet
security company in the United States – operating globally across North
America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our
products and services, visit www.webroot.com.
GameCom and Plantronics are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the
US and other countries. Webroot, SecureAnywhere, Webroot SecureAnywhere,
BrightCloud, and Webroot BrightCloud are trademarks or registered trademark of
Webroot Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks
are properties of their respective owners.
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