December 7, 2015

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Malwarebytes Named a 2015 CRN® Product of the Year

Distinction by The Channel Company recognizes technological innovation backed by strong channel partner program

SAN JOSE, CA – December 7, 2015 – Malwarebytes™, the cybersecurity software company founded to prevent and remediate malware for both people and businesses, today announced that The Channel Company’s technology review arm, CRN® Test Center, has named Malwarebytes a 2015 Product of the Year. The Channel Company recognizes considers multiple factors for this prestigious distinction, including quality, the uniqueness of features, ease of setup and use, and the ability to increase worker productivity and reduce cost and complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users. Recognized companies also represent best-in-breed technological innovation backed by a supportive channel partner program.

“Technical excellence in products that have the ability to drive sales and create an immediate and long-lasting impact on a solution provider’s business, backed by a technology vendor that understands and supports the channel, is a winning combination deserving recognition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We salute our Product of the Year honorees for their determination to create products that provide real value and their desire to support the channel as their go-to-market strategy.”

Throughout the year, CRN provides in-depth coverage of an extensive array of products across a wide range of categories. CRN’s annual Product of the Year awards are selected by editors from among that pool. This year’s highlighted award categories include Android devices, client software, components, data center, desktops, enterprise storage, Internet of Things, mobile, office equipment, PC sticks, peripherals, printers, rugged, security, SMB networking and SMB storage.

“We’re delighted to receive this award from The Channel Company, and we thank the CRN Test Center for this honor,” said Malwarebytes Founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski. “We fully appreciate the need for a robust channel program to support technical innovation; we’ve worked diligently to build such a network, and we intend to stay focused on exactly those priorities.”

The new award from The Channel Company joins a growing list of honors that Malwarebytes—the company, its technology offerings, and its founder—has received in the recent past.

For example, just this fall, Malwarebytes was named to the prestigious list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in Silicon Valley, as designated by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Similarly, consulting and accounting conglomerate Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., just added Malwarebytes to the Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500™, which ranks the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

On the technology side, meanwhile, the company took home the V3 Technology Award this past year as “Security Innovation of the Year,” and was named a finalist in the SC Magazine Awards for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security. Specifically, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit was recognized in the Best Vulnerability Management Category.

As for the founder, consulting firm Ernst and Young named Mr. Kleczynski an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in the ‘Emerging’ category—a designation that celebrates outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success. Leading business magazine Forbes also identified Mr. Kleczynski as a top “30 Under 30” executive on the Enterprise Technology list, while Silicon Valley Business Journal named him a top “40 under 40” executive for his strong record of innovation and outstanding performance in business.

The 2015 Products of the Year are featured in the December 2015 issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/poty

About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end-users.

Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 50,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the self-funded company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.

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