Case Studies

Internet Watch Foundation – A Softwerx & Webroot Case Study

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National UK internet watchdog relies on Webroot SecureAnywhere? Business Endpoint Protection for endpoint security.


Company: Internet Watch Foundation
Vertical:: Charity
Core Activity:: Combating online child sexual abuse.
Employees:: 20+

The Internet Watch Foundation was established in 1996 as a Hotline to combat the growing threat of the Internet being used as a means of distributing child abuse images and other criminal activity. As the leading independent authority, it has built a trusted reputation in government, law enforcement and industry driving standards through industry self regulation.

The Challenge

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has grown considerably in stature recently with acknowledgement and support for its excellent work from both the UK government and leading industry organisations, such as Microsoft, and Google.

Like all organisations, IWF needs to ensure the security of its employees and their respective endpoint devices; perhaps even more so given the nature of its own business.

The Solution

Softwerx proposed the latest in endpoint security solution from Webroot.

Webroot offers a unique and pioneering approach to endpoint security with its lightweight, real-timecloud-predictive malware protection. Following a basic product evaluation and proof of concept,the antivirus software was successfully deployed to the entire user base with minimum disruption.

The Outcome

IWF has peace of mind, knowing that all of its usersare now protected with the next generation in endpoint security, incorporating advanced protection against zero-day and highly adaptive threats.

Furthermore, this most powerful level of protection has been procured at a competitive market rate.

As an organisation working to ensure that the internet is safe for all, ensuring our own systems are protected with the best the market has to offer is an obvious requirement.. Webroot fits the bill perfectly.
Director, IWF