Webroot announces new Chief Financial Officer

Finance Veteran Frederick Ball Will Help Drive Webroot's Continued Growth In Consumer and Enterprise Security Solutions

Bracknell, UK, (PresseBox) - Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced the appointment of Frederick Ball as Chief Financial Officer. Ball will oversee Webroot's financial operations and help to drive the company's strategic growth initiatives.

"Webroot continues to expand our global operations to support our strong growth pattern," said Peter Watkins, CEO, Webroot. "Fred's significant experience with effectively managing financial growth for global technology corporations will help ensure we continue to expand our business strategically and maintain our market leadership."

Ball brings to Webroot over 20 years of leadership experience transforming global organisations. Most recently Ball was Chief Financial Officer for BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND) where he led the company through a successful initial public offering in 2007. Following the IPO, Ball was responsible for scaling BigBand Networks'
infrastructure to support its rapid growth and ability to operate as a public company.

Previously Ball was Chief Operating Officer of CallTrex Corporation where he was responsible for the early stage company's infrastructure and the sale of its corporate assets in 2004. Ball also held senior leadership roles at Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC). Ball also spent over 10 years working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Ball is Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Electro-Scientific Industries Board of Directors (NASDAQ: ESIO). He received a bachelor of science in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Webroot Software GmbH

Webroot stellt branchenführende Sicherheits-Software für Verbraucher, kleine und mittelständische Betriebe sowie Großunternehmen auf der ganzen Welt her. Mit seinem preisgekrönten Sortiment von Spy Sweeper® Anti-Spyware- und Antivirus-Produkten hat sich Webroot weltweit Anerkennung erworben. Die Sicherheits-Software des Unternehmens erhält laufend hervorragende Bewertungen von renommierten, unabhängigen Experten und wird von Millionen von Kunden weltweit genutzt. Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware & Firewall schützt umfassend vor Viren, Spyware, Datendiebstahl und Hackern. Webroot Parental Controls ist eine leistungsstarke und anwenderfreundliche Lösung, die Kinder vor Online-Gefahren schützt. Die Software Webroot Window Washer® beseitigt sämtliche Spuren von PC- und Internet-Aktivitäten. Vor kurzem ist Webroot auch in den Software-as-a-Service-Markt eingestiegen und wird nun ein umfassendes Spektrum an webbasierten Diensten für E-Mail-Management und E-Mail-Schutz anbieten. Die Produkte von Webroot sind über www.webroot.de sowie bei führenden Händlern (z.B. MediaMarkt, Saturn und Karstadt) weltweit erhältlich. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf www.webroot.de oder telefonisch unter 0180 3001 696 oder bei Reiner Voelkel (Director Sales CE & EE) unter 0176 195 65 165.

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