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Protecting Corporations From Growing Threat Of Spyware And Adware Now Offers Spy Sweeper Enterprise™, Centrally-managed Spyware Removal Software

GAYLORD, MI — February 7, 2005 —, an international provider of security and messaging software, announced today the availability of Webroot Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise, a centrally-managed, comprehensive spyware and adware solution for corporations. Using a client / server architecture, Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise proactively detects and removes all forms of spyware, adware and other unwanted software programs across corporate networks.

Despite the use of firewall and antiviral technologies, spyware and adware are now infiltrating corporate networks, slowing performance on networks and PC’s, and putting private and corporate information at risk. And like Internet security threats that have come before it, the growing threat of spyware has raised serious productivity and security concerns for small to medium businesses and enterprise organizations alike.

“To date, effective anti spyware has been limited to singly-licensed desktop versions—a less than ideal solution for corporate IT managers forced to install and configure the software on every computer on their network,” said Mike Deerfield, Chief Executive Officer of “Spy Sweeper Enterprise eliminates that IT burden, providing network and security administrators the ability to manage spyware detection, removal and prevention via a single administrative console,” Deerfield explained. “Voted PC Magazine’s Best of 2004, this solution is ‘best in class’ software that meets one of the fastest growing security needs I’ve seen in some time.”

Webroot Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise features:

  • Centralized management via the admin console
  • Manual or automated deployment of definition updates and product upgrades
  • Advanced desktop-level protection with Active Shields to prevent new infections.
  • Customizable protection and security policies
  • Definition updates and sweep schedule retention for laptop and mobile users while away from network
  • Fully customizable reporting
  • Most comprehensive detection and elimination of spyware, adware and other unwanted programs available

Pricing and Availability

Webroot Spy Sweeper™ Enterprise licenses range from a 10-user license, priced at $320.00 US to a 1000-user license for $17,980.00 US.

About Webroot Software:

Webroot Software, a privately held company based in Boulder, Colorado, creates innovative privacy, protection and performance products and services for millions of users around the world, ranging from enterprises, Internet service providers, government agencies and higher education institutions, to small businesses and individuals. Founded in 1997, the company provides a suite of high-quality, easy-to-use software that guides and empowers consumers as they surf the Web, protecting personal information and returning control over computing environments. Webroot software consistently receives top ratings and recommendations by respected third-party media and product reviewers in the US and Europe.


Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan,® is an International provider of Internet software designed to meet the security and messaging needs of small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations. publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging, and security products distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both direct and multi-tiered distribution channels. continues to bring its vision of the Internet to its customers through a range of products including WinRoute Firewall, a flagship Internet sharing solution; DNS2Go®, the company’s dynamic DNS service; Group Mail, a powerful yet simple email marketing tool; and a newly commissioned family of products, appropriately named VisNetic®. can be reached at 989-732-8856, or at

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