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Cellebrite and Webroot Partner to Deliver Mobile Malware Diagnostics Capabilities to Cellular Retailers

February 25, 2014

Cellebrite Offers First and Only Diagnostics Solution to Detect and Remove Malicious Applications and URLs from Mobile Devices with Webroot’s Award-Winning Antimalware Solution

BARCELONA, Spain, Mobile World Congress, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Cellebrite, the leading provider of retail mobile data solutions, and Webroot, a
leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced a technology
partnership. The Webroot Mobile App Reputation Service
[http://www.webroot.com/us/en/partners/technology-partners/mobile-app-reputation ] and URL
Classification Service
[http://www.webroot.com/us/en/business/products/web-security/breaches-infections/filtering-database ]
will be integrated with Cellebrite’s Diagnostics solution. The combination will
enable mobile operators and mobile retailers deploying Cellebrite’s Diagnostics to
proactively identify and remediate security threats and performance problems on their
customer’s mobile device by leveraging the extensive Webroot threat database, which
contains millions of mobile application and website antimalware signatures.

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The addition of antimalware capabilities from Webroot to Cellebrite’s comprehensive
mobile device diagnostics solution allows wireless retailers to increase customer
smartphone satisfaction while avoiding costly repairs. The integrated solution addresses
the emerging class of phone problems and threats caused by mobile malware-in addition to
detecting and correcting problems resulting from a wide range of hardware faults and
operating system malfunctions.

With the delivery of the integrated Webroot solution, Cellebrite becomes the first and
only multi-channel phone diagnostics solution provider to offer antimalware detection and
removal to mobile carriers and retailers, and the first such vendor to provide this market
with cloud-based mobile threat protection from Webroot. Webroot security intelligence
services have analyzed more than 7.8 million mobile applications and categorized more than
10 billion web URLs with sophisticated website reputation scoring to identify and block
mobile threats and malicious websites on iOS and Android devices.

The combined offering will enable mobile retailers to immediately address customer
problems related to mobile malware – in addition to problems emanating from other sources
- at the point of sale by running Cellebrite Diagnostics on a device. At the customer’s
direction, the suspicious applications, websites or malware can then be immediately
removed from the device. By identifying and removing threats, mobile retailers can limit
reputational damage due to customer dissatisfaction and reduce costs due to
malware-related issues, such as unnecessary returns, repairs, or network performance
issues. The solution’s general availability is scheduled for the second calendar quarter
in 2014.

“Webroot is excited to team with Cellebrite to help mobile retailers and carriers
protect their customers from quickly evolving mobile threats,” said Scott Merkle, vice
president of Enterprise and OEM Sales at Webroot. “By leveraging Webroot’s best-in-class
URL classification and mobile app reputation with its Diagnostics, Cellebrite provides a
highly secure service that can grow their retailers’ customer bases, maximize recurring
revenue streams and enable consumers to get the most value from their mobile device
investments.”

“Malware detection, removal and resolution are vital components to an effective mobile
diagnostics solution. The source of consumers’ complaints about smartphone problems is no
longer confined to hardware and software faults, but also increasingly related to
applications hurt by malware,” said Amir Lehr, vice president of Cellular Products and
Business Development at Cellebrite. Lehr continued, “Combining our diagnostics with the
Webroot solutions makes Cellebrite the first Diagnostics provider to deliver, at the point
of sale, immediate access to best in class antimalware technology, focused on this
critical application layer, from an industry leader that shares Cellebrite’s commitment to
research and continual improvement through innovation.”

About Cellebrite

Cellebrite is a world leader in delivering data and diagnostics solutions for the
mobile value chain. Operators and retailers are provided with advanced value-added
services to enhance the customer’s experience and improve satisfaction. The company’s
advanced retail mobile solutions are unique in offering in-store phone-to-phone content
transfer, backup and restore, diagnostics, application and content delivery. In addition,
Cellebrite offers retailers monitoring, statistics and analysis of sales activities. The
company has more than 150,000 units deployed at more than 200 mobile carriers and
retailers globally, representing well over 100,000 stores handling hundreds of millions of
transactions a year.

Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a publicly traded
Japanese company (6736/JQ).

For more information, visit http://www.cellebrite.com/mobile-retail

About Webroot

Webroot is the market leader in cloud delivered security software as a service
solutions for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet
security to protect all the ways you connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced
internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud(R) security intelligence
platform, and its SecureAnywhere suite of security products for endpoints, mobile devices
and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3
million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market leading security companies,
including Palo Alto Networks, F5, Cisco, Aruba, NetCitadel, GateProtect, Microsoft and
others choose Webroot to provide advanced internet threat protection for their products
and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest
privately held Internet security company in the United States – operating globally across
North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products
and services, visit http://www.webroot.com.


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