Webroot and XRoads Networks Partner to Deliver the Only Web Filtering Appliance

May 8, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesBROOMFIELD, Colo. – Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, announced today a partnership with XRoads Networks, a worldwide leader of unified bandwidth management platforms. XRoads has incorporated Webroot’s content classification and IP reputation services into its new WEBaXcel platform, the only solution on the market today which incorporates XRoads’ unique Broadbond technology with an enterprise class cloud-based web filtering solution from Webroot. In combination, their respective capabilities make the WEBaXcel Firewall Appliance the best option for customers looking to accelerate web connectivity, increase web threat protection, and reduce IT and bandwidth resources.

Content classification continues to pose a number of security challenges for businesses when securing web access. The Webroot content classification solution delivers uncompromising defense against inappropriate or harmful content and spam sources, improving end user productivity and increasing efficiency for the enterprise network administrator. This service uses 83+ key website categories to help XRoads protect customers against online threats by offering better visibility and management of Internet usage. In addition, Webroot’s IP Reputation service helps XRoads protect users by identifying numerous IP threat types, such as botnets, scanners, and Windows exploits, and their sources.

“Our WEBaXcel platform incorporates unique capabilities from both XRoads Networks and Webroot and this partnership is the culmination of several years of both product and business development efforts in order to produce a product which is unmatched within the industry and only available from XRoads Networks,” said Daren French , VP of Business Development, XRoads Networks. “Webroot provides us with a highly effective way to ensure our enterprise customers are able to secure their users against existing and emerging web threats, offering the broadest, most up-to-date and accurate website classification intelligence service.”

Using XRoad’s web-based management console, network administrators can block objectionable content and applications, such as BitTorrent files, from devouring precious bandwidth or exposing customers to phishing, keyloggers, spyware, zero-day threats, and other types of malware. Leveraging Webroot’s cloud-based and local intelligence databases also delivers XRoad customers low latency for an optimized user experience.

“We are delighted to partner with XRoads Networks to add our superior network security intelligence to its extensive WEBaXcel platform,” said Mark Hanson , Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Webroot. “The Webroot® Security Intelligence for Network Suite helps XRoads provide complete control and great value to their enterprise security solutions. By adding the extra functionality of web content classification and IP reputation services, they are able to accelerate web connectivity and protect their customers within a single complete product offering.”

The Webroot content classification and IP reputation services are part of the Webroot Security Intelligence for Networks Suite, an innovative collection of modular, easily integrated cloud-based security intelligence solutions. In addition, network partners can tap into Webroot’s deep contextual data around web and IP threats, which are dynamically generated using a highly advanced combination of machine learning algorithms and human classification systems in conjunction with the Webroot Intelligence Network. By leveraging Webroot’s unrivaled URL classification, mobile app reputation, antimalware protection, and IP reputation services, network partners can deliver security solutions from the cloud that will help grow their customer bases, maximize recurring revenue streams, and increase their customers’ productivity and cost-savings.

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XRoads Networks, Inc. is the worldwide leader in Unified Bandwidth Management platforms. Deployed at over a thousand Fortune 500 companies, universities, and SMB organizations throughout the world, XRoads Networks provides a comprehensive bandwidth management and monitoring solutions for both corporate and branch office environments. More information about XRoads Networks is available at or by calling +1-888-997-6237.

XRoads Networks is the first company to deliver a fully integrated “bandwidth continuity” solution in its EdgeXOS platform, and is the inventor of Broadbond, Adaptiband, ActiveDNS, XFlow and VPN Virtualization (Site2Site) technology.

Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security with its suite of Webroot SecureAnywhere® solutions for consumers and businesses. Webroot also offers security intelligence solutions to organizations focused on cyber-security, such as Palo Alto Networks, F5, Corero, Juniper, SOTI, NEC, and others. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held security organization based in the United States. For more information, visit or call 800.772.9383. Read the Webroot Threat Blog: Follow Webroot on Twitter:

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