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10 Things You Need To Know About The Carbonite-Webroot Deal

Here's a look at 10 of the biggest reasons Carbonite and Webroot came together in a $618.5 million deal to form an SMB superpower focused on securing and recovering data on the endpoint.

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1. The Technologies Will Eventually Be Combined Into A Single Product

In the beginning, Ali said Carbonite and Webroot will be focused on cross-selling the other company's products. But over time, Ali said there's a tremendous opportunity to combine the Carbonite and Webroot capabilities into a single product that both secures the endpoint and automatically recovers it by going back to an older version of the environment or affected file.

"Nobody does this today," Ali said. "We have the opportunity to create a whole new way of securing and recovering."

Carbonite and Webroot will start with joint marketing bundles, and then work their way up to real integrated solutions with the two products, according to Anthony Folger, CFO and treasurer. This presents an opportunity for both the existing install base, Folger said, as well as for bringing net new customers into the business.


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