New contract puts Sophos in control of virus protection at British Gas Trading

February 18, 1998 Sophos Press Release

Sophos beats competitors in bid for largest anti-virus utility contract.

British Gas Trading has selected Sophos to provide its anti-virus protection over the next three years. Sophos won the contract, to protect 10,000 users, ahead of all other anti-virus vendors.

Sophos's range of anti-virus products was chosen following a nine month multi-product evaluation period carried out by British Gas Trading. During the three year licence, Sophos will continue to provide implementation support and quarterly on-site health checks.

"Our criteria for choosing anti-virus software were strict and we were not prepared to compromise on technical detail or the level of support offered by the chosen company," said Alan Martin, IT operations manager at British Gas Trading.

"Piloting the software convinced us that Sophos meets all of our criteria, including manageability, corporate scalability, advanced technology and 24 hour customer support," added Laurence Rollins, IT designer at British Gas Trading.

"We are delighted to add British Gas Trading to our portfolio of corporate customers," said Petra Merne, marketing manager at Sophos. "We are looking forward to working closely with its team and offering all the support and advice it needs."