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Webroot and Plantronics Join Forces to Help Fight Viruses, Hackers and Cybercrime in the Gaming World

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Industry Leaders to Provide Maximum Protection and Gameplay Performance with Innovative Cloud-based Security and Gaming Headset Bundle

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.

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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 gameplay.

"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.

About Plantronics
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.

About Webroot
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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