Webroot launches VPN product

BROOMFIELD — Webroot Inc., a Broomfield-based cybersecurity firm, has launched a new virtual private network product called Webroot WiFi Security.

Webroot WiFi Security is designed to protect wireless Internet users from malicious threats that could steal financial and personal information and passwords, or infect a device with malware, according to a company news release. The VPN also hides IP addresses and encrypts data.

“Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to gain access to personal information, from setting up fake networks to deploying sniffers to capture browsing data,” Webroot director of consumer products Andy Mallinger said in a prepared statement. “One of the best ways for a person to protect themselves online is by always using a private and secure network connection.”

Webroot WiFi Security functions on Windows, Mac and Android operating systems.

BROOMFIELD — Webroot Inc., a Broomfield-based cybersecurity firm, has launched a new virtual private network product called Webroot WiFi Security.

Webroot WiFi Security is designed to protect wireless Internet users from malicious threats that could steal financial and personal information and passwords, or infect a device with malware, according to a company news release. The VPN also hides IP addresses and encrypts data.

“Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to gain access to personal information, from setting up fake networks to deploying sniffers to capture browsing data,” Webroot director of consumer products Andy Mallinger said in a prepared statement. “One of the best ways for a person to protect themselves online is by always using a private and secure network connection.”

Webroot WiFi Security functions on Windows, Mac and Android operating systems.