Microsoft vs Webroot

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Microsoft
Based on 787 reviews.
Webroot
Based on 8 reviews.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Webroot Inc. is a private company that provides Internet security for consumers and businesses. Originally founded in Boulder, CO the company is now headquartered in Broomfield, CO, and has operations in San Mateo, San Diego, Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the United Kingdom. Webroot was founded in 1997 when entrepreneur Steven Thomas launched Webroot's first commercial product, a trace removal agent called Webroot Window Washer. Investors include venture capital firms such as Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Forefront [EOL]: EUROVIA CS, a. s., King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Devel, Bank Alfalah Ltd., CLEAResult, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Wiltshire Council
Microsoft Windows Defender: Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Microsoft Forefront Edge Security [EOL]: Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine, Jet Asia Airways Co. Ltd., LOTTE Mart Vietnam, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd
Microsoft Forefront Protection [EOL]: AARCO, China Vanke, King Saud University, Chesapeake Energy, Hellenic Petroleum, Columbia Centro Univeristario, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Georgia State University, Cablemšs
Webroot Web Security [EOL]: Crash Override
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