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Industry Leaders Harness Sophos To Power Security Products And Services

Sophos partners maximize protection for Web 2.0 applications, virtualized environments, and more
BOSTON & SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Mar 01, 2010 IT security and data protection firm Sophos (RSA 2010 Gold Sponsor and exhibitor - booth # 1817) has partnered with some of the industry's leading innovators, collaborating to protect against the latest security threats and safeguard confidential data. In the past six months, Sophos's anti-virus, anti-spam and encryption technologies, all powered by SophosLabs, have been integrated with technology from Lenovo, bit.ly, Juniper Networks, FaceTime, Intel, and HP.

Sophos has earned a reputation for developing security solutions that allow OEM partners to easily integrate with their own security products and services. The company's technology is licensed by more than 75 OEM, MSP, technology, and strategic alliance partners.

"For years, many of our OEM partners have integrated Sophos's high-speed virus detection engine into their own security offerings to proactively protect their customers against existing and zero-day malware threats," said Michael Rogers, Vice President of Global Alliances and OEM at Sophos. "Today, more than 30 percent of all security appliances in the market are protected by Sophos Anti-Virus. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, so does SophosLabs " as well as the technology that serves as the foundation of our data protection offerings. Our cross-threat expertise and integrated technologies allow partners the opportunity to be more profitable while offering better protection for their customers."

Solutions and Services Powered by Sophos Security Technologies:

* Sophos Security and Data Protection to Be Offered on Lenovo PCs

Partnership Snapshot: Global PC-maker Lenovo will operate as a Sophos global channel partner by offering Sophos security and data protection technology bundles with new Lenovo Think-branded PCs to corporate customers. Lenovo will also promote Sophos's threat protection solution. This alliance extends a longstanding relationship between Lenovo and Utimaco, a data encryption vendor acquired by Sophos in 2009, which integrated SafeGuard Encryption technology with Lenovo's ThinkVantage Technologies productivity tools.

* bit.ly Partners with Sophos to Provide Proactive Web Threat Protection for Its Users

Partnership Snapshot: bit.ly, the world's most popular utility used to shorten, share, and track links, partnered with Sophos to protect users against visiting Web pages that may contain malware, spam or phishing threats. Although Web 2.0 sites allow users and communities to share links more quickly and with greater flexibility, opportunistic hackers have taken advantage of this rapid information exchange to propagate malware and phishing threats. Sophos provides visibility of infected websites through a combination of virus/malicious behavior detection, search engine partnerships, and anti-spam honeypots, which trawl the Web and scan email traffic in real-time to find newly infected sites and trace them back to the malicious hosting sites.

* Sophos and Juniper Networks Deliver Integrated Anti-Spam Solution for Branch Office Applications

Partnership Snapshot: Juniper Networks' integrated Sophos's anti-spam technology into Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways, SSG Series Secure Services Gateways, and J Series Services Routers for the branch. Juniper's high-performance security platforms, designed for branch offices in small to large global deployments, provide protection from internal and external attacks, prevent unauthorized access, and contribute to regulatory compliance. Sophos's proactive, real-time IP reputation services can eliminate more than 90 percent of spam proactively and efficiently based on sender IP information, identifying spammers before their reputation has been established.

* FaceTime Communications Integrates Sophos's Anti-Virus Engine with New Unified Security Gateway 3.0

Partnership Snapshot: FaceTime Communications, a leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and Unified Communications in the enterprise, incorporates Sophos's anti-virus technology with its Unified Security Gateway (USG) 3.0. Notably, it is the first secure Web gateway to combine the content monitoring, management, and securing of Web 2.0 applications, such as social networks, instant messaging, and unified communications with URL filtering, malware, and Web anti-virus protection.

* Sophos Integrates Intel' SOA Expressway in Offering to Secure Virtualized, Security-Critical Applications in Highly Regulated Industries

Partnership Snapshot: Sophos encryption technology has been integrated with Intel SOA Expressway, one of the most trusted enterprise-class security gateway software appliances on the market, to help highly restricted industry and government sectors comply with security and privacy regulations. By integrating Sophos's encryption hardware security module, customer information will be safeguarded during web service transactions, ensuring that data is not intercepted by unauthorized users or vulnerable to attack.

* Sophos Malware Protection Now Available to HP Integrity Server Customers

Partnership Snapshot: Sophos's virus protection is offered free for one year to HP Integrity server customers who select Sophos for comprehensive protection against the latest viruses and other malware threats. Unlike many vendors' anti-malware solutions, Sophos supports all platforms that run on HP Integrity servers " UNIX, Linux, Windows, and OpenVMS " in one all-inclusive license. HP Integrity servers running Sophos anti-virus software will help customers cost effectively manage infrastructure security, mitigate their risk, and concentrate on driving business growth.

Become a Sophos OEM Partner

Sophos is a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor at the RSA Conference 2010, being held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center on March 1-5, 2010. Visit Sophos at booth # 1817 on the show floor.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, Web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs " a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com

CHEN PR Kevin Kosh, 781-672-3111 [email protected] or Sophos Jennifer Torode, 781-494-5885 [email protected]

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