Cloud security vendor Prevx has been acquired by Webroot for an undisclosed sum to bulk up its own cloud practice.
Derby-based Prevx specialises in cloud-based antivirus and behaviour-based malware detection, which Webroot believes will give it an edge over fast-moving cybercriminals.
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"Security venodrs have expected customers to buy, install, maintain and then manage security products that cannot keep pace," explained Webroot CEO Dick Williams.
"Prevx block[s] threats before they can ever reach a PC or corporate network. This technology, combined with Webroot's innovations, customer service and support, will make it easy for businesses to protect their employees and their networks," he added