Sophos Offers Network Associates and Dr. Solomon's
WOBURN, MA -- Sophos, the leading developer of network
anti-virus software, today announced that it would make its best
selling anti-virus product available to corporate users of both
Network Associates and Dr. Solomon's Software free of charge.
The announcement comes in the wake of news that Network
Associates is to acquire Dr. Solomon's Software. The free offer
from Sophos allows customers of both companies to escape from the
uncertain future of both products and put their anti-virus strategy
back on a firm path. The offer is good for corporate users based in
North America, who bought licenses prior to the takeover
announcement this week. Concerned customers of Network Associates
and Dr. Solomon's should register with Sophos before August 31st
1998. Sophos will then honor any remaining contracts (until June
"Deals, such as the one between Network Associates and Dr.
Solomon's, rarely benefit consumers. We believe that customers of
both companies will suffer in terms of product stability and
development, as well as service." said Richard Jacobs, President of
Sophos, Inc "At this stage it is unclear whether Network Associates
will try to merge the two product lines, or simply discontinue one
of them. Corporate network managers cannot make plans on this
basis. Sophos's offer gives consumers a simple way out of the
confusion, as well as providing a single integrated product better
able to protect their networks," This offer follows a similar offer
recently made to customers of IBM Anti-Virus, after IBM decided to
leave the anti-virus market.
Corporate customers of Network Associates and Dr. Solomon's
should contact Sophos today (1-888-SOPHOS-9), to register for this
offer, receive fully functional evaluation copies of Sophos
Anti-Virus and expert advice to help with the transition.