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883: How Webroot and a Supercomputer Can Keep Us Secure

Webroot, a Carbonite company, harnesses the cloud and machine learning to reliably predict and protect against cyber attacks in real time. Webroot secures businesses and consumers worldwide with endpoint and network protection, security awareness training and threat intelligence services. Earlier this year, Webroot was acquired by Carbonite, an endpoint and server backup and recovery provider serving customers ranging from small businesses to enterprises. Together, they are leading cybersecurity and data protection company.

“The combination of these two companies creates a unique and powerful data protection and cybersecurity solution for our customers and partners,” said Mohamad Ali, Carbonite CEO. I also recently learned that Webroot is leveraging the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to more efficiently scale and update its threat intelligence platform. The partnership has allowed Webroot to understand – and help businesses defend against – new attacks in near-real-time, which is critical because attacks are evolving increasingly quickly.

Webroot’s CTO Hal Lonas joins me on my daily tech podcast to discuss the partnership, including how SDSC’s computational power can be ~100x more cost-efficient than other solutions. We also talk about the importance of public/private collaboration in cybersecurity.

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