Webroot Announces New Chief Financial Officer : Finance Veteran Frederick Ball Will Help Drive Webroot's Continued Growth in Consumer and Enterprise Security Solutions

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Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the appointment of Frederick Ball as Chief Financial Officer. Ball will oversee Webroot’s financial operations and help to drive the company's strategic growth initiatives.

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Fred's significant experience with effectively managing financial growth for global technology corporations will help ensure we continue to expand our business strategically and maintain our market leadership.

"Webroot continues to expand our global operations to support our strong growth pattern," said Peter Watkins, CEO, Webroot. "Fred's significant experience with effectively managing financial growth for global technology corporations will help ensure we continue to expand our business strategically and maintain our market leadership."

Ball brings to Webroot over 20 years of leadership experience transforming global organizations. Most recently Ball was Chief Financial Officer for BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND) where he led the company through a successful initial public offering in 2007. Following the IPO, Ball was responsible for scaling BigBand Networks' infrastructure to support its rapid growth and ability to operate as a public company.

Previously Ball was Chief Operating Officer of CallTrex Corporation where he was responsible for the early-stage company's infrastructure and the sale of its corporate assets in 2004. Ball also held senior leadership roles at Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC). Ball also spent over 10 years working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Ball is Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Electro-Scientific Industries Board of Directors (NASDAQ: ESIO). He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About Webroot

Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry-leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide. Globally recognized for its award-winning Spy Sweeper® line of antispyware and antivirus products, Webroot® security software consistently receives top review ratings by respected third-party experts and has been adopted by millions globally. Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware & Firewall provides complete protection against viruses, spyware, data theft and hackers. Webroot Parental Controls offers powerful and easy to use protection to keep kids safe online. Webroot Window Washer® software eliminates all traces of PC and Internet activity. Webroot recently entered the Software as a Service market and will now offer a comprehensive range of web-based email management and protection services. Webroot products can be found at http://www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more visit http://www.webroot.com or call 1-800-772-9383.

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