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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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9. The Deal Creates The Industry's First Comprehensive Ransomware Solution For SMBs

When customers experience data loss, Ali said they want to recover quickly regardless of cost. And the combination of Carbonite and Webroot creates the first and only company with a comprehensive ransomware solution for SMBs that both secures and recovers, Ali said.

Carbonite intends to innovate around Webroot with the same disciplined focus and thought as the company has exhibited during previous transactions, Ali said. Specifically, Ali said the upgrade cycle from legacy anti-virus software creates the potential for accelerated growth.

Carbonite and Webroot share a consistent go-to-market focus and strategy, Ali said, with both companies targeting the same segment of the market with very similar buyers for each of their offerings. This creates an opportunity for increased scale and market penetration, according to Ali.

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