Webroot launches consumer security suite

Suite features licensed tools for antivirus, firewall, and online storage in addition to Webroot's own antispyware and utilities.

Webroot, the maker of SpySweeper, on Tuesday announced a new security suite for Windows XP and Vista. The product, Webroot Internet Security Essentials (WISE), provides antivirus, antispyware, a personal firewall, along with a few utilities. It includes up to 2GB of online file storage for backup. It does not include Parental Controls.

The product includes Webroot's own Spysweeper and Windows Washer products. Antivirus support comes from a licensing agreement with Sophos. For the personal firewall, Webroot uses a custom version of PWI's PrivateFirewall product. And for online backup, Webroot has partnered with SOS Online Backup.

Priced at $59.95 for up to three users, WISE costs less than Norton Internet Security 2009, but is more expensive than Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 and ZoneAlarm Internet Security 2009. Like Norton, Webroot does provide free online and phone support.

The interface for Webroot Internet Security Essentials should be familiar to existing Webroot SpySweeper users.

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