Former MessageLabs Executive Joins Webroot to Support Demand for Webroot® Security SaaS Solutions
Bracknell, UK. – June 19, 2008 — Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced the appointment of Brian Czarny as Vice President of Solutions Marketing. Czarny will play an integral role in advancing Webroot’s innovations in the rapidly growing security software as a service (SaaS) market by leading product management and product marketing.
“With malware threats growing 500 percent 2022 over 2022 and every business e-mail inbox expected to get hit with more than 42,000 spam messages, businesses are recognising the need to take a more proactive approach to protecting their networks,” said Mike Irwin, COO, Webroot. “It’s no surprise that we’re seeing a rapid increase in demand for security solutions that deliver more effective protection with lower cost of ownership and better manageability. Brian’s significant breadth and depth of experience in e-mail and Web security SaaS will be a great asset to the company as we continue to expand our portfolio to deliver solutions that meet and exceed these requirements.”
Czarny brings to Webroot an extensive background in building and executing go-to-market strategies for e-mail and Web security SaaS solutions. He most recently led marketing for Code Green Networks, where as Vice President of Marketing he drove the adoption of the company’s data loss prevention solutions for small and medium-sized organisations seeking to protect personal information and safeguard confidential data
Previously, Czarny was Vice President of Global Product Management at MessageLabs, where he drove the product strategy for the company’s email and Web security SaaS offerings sold to more than 16,000 organisations of all sizes and more than 7 million users around the world. In that role, Czarny was directly responsible for managing global product management and product marketing, expanding the company’s SaaS offerings within email while pioneering new markets for SaaS, such as Web security delivered as a service.
Prior to MessageLabs, Czarny held a number of senior marketing management positions at established and emerging technology companies including CS Technology and DirectWeb, a startup software and hardware as a service company.
Czarny has been regularly quoted as an industry expert on a range of security and messaging topics in media and broadcast outlets around the world including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Information Week, eWeek, CNN, ABC 20/20, and CNBC. Czarny holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. He is based out of Webroot’s offices in Mountain View, California.
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Webroot 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 AntiSpyware Corporate Edition (formerly Spy Sweeper Enterprise) is a comprehensive, centrally managed solution that aggressively blocks, detects and eradicates spyware on desktops across the network. Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus offers combined protection for spyware and viruses. 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 online at www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more visit www.webroot.com/uk or call 0870 141 7070.
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