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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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10. Carbonite Has Been Following Webroot From Afar

Carbonite was first introduced to Webroot several years ago, Ali said, and has been following their success from afar. Ali said Carbonite has been most impressed by Webroot's people, product, go-to-market resources, and alignment of vision and values between the two companies.

It has become increasingly evident that endpoints are a top vulnerability since they contain critical business data and are constantly moving in and out of the network, Ali said. Endpoints must be protected from viruses, malware, and ransomware, Ali said, but if something does get through, organizations must be able to recover as quickly as possible and ideally in an automated fashion.

Now is the appropriate time for Carbonite to add endpoint security to its suite of offerings, and Ali said Webroot is the perfect partner to extend Carbonite's long-established vision.

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