UBM TechWeb Launches Point2Security Community for Small, Midsized Businesses

Sponsored by ESET, Point2Security.com will address protection for servers, routers, desktops, and mobile devices, and how SMBs can keep themselves safe from malware

May 2, 2012

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM announced the launch of Point2Security, an online community for security professionals at small and midsized businesses charged with managing end-point security for networks and devices.

Point2Security will serve IT professionals at small and midsized business who manage end-point security: servers, routers, desktops, and mobile devices. These IT pros are active in anti-virus and anti-malware protection, as well as threat management and end-user training and education. Point2Security's blogosphere and message boards will be complemented by regular live chats on the site about malware and anti-virus management issues that demand the attention of infosec professionals.

Veteran IT journalist Hailey McKeefry was named editor in chief. She has written about information technology, business users, and channel-side partner issues for more than two decades.

"Zero-day exploits, spam-borne botnets, and mobile devices exposed to all kinds of malware – small and midsized business have their hands full dealing with software-based security threats," McKeefry says. "Point2Security will be a place for the IT security professionals to share best-practices and innovative approaches, as well as cultivate a community dealing with the same issues and constraints."

"We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with the Point2Security community," said Andrew Lee, CEO, ESET North America.  "If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that small and medium sized businesses are not immune from the scourge of malware and other cyber-attacks. We anticipate this forum will provide IT professionals a place to apply ESET's learnings to their own organizations."

The site is published by UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM. ESET is the exclusive sponsor.

Click here to access Point2Security: http://www.Point2Security.com  

Amy Averbook
UBM DeusM Marketing Director
(917) 743-2693

About Point2Security

Founded in May 2012, Point2Security (www.Point2Security.com) is an online community for IT professionals at small (up to 100 employees) and midsized (1,000 employees or less) businesses who manage end-point security: servers, routers, desktops, and mobile devices. These IT pros are active in anti-virus and anti-malware protection, as well as threat management, and end-user training and education.

About UBM DeusM

UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than two dozen successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and professional information – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM plc, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

About ESET

ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET's global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/us or call +1 (619) 876-5400.