UNIX Finally Receives Professional Virus Protection

February 22, 1999 Sophos Press Release

Sophos releases complete protection for UNIX-based networks

WOBURN, MA - Sophos Inc., a leading developer of network-oriented antivirus software, today announced the release of Sophos Anti-Virus for six versions of UNIX, including the increasingly popular Linux and Solaris.

Unlike other UNIX solutions, Sophos Anti-Virus offers UNIX users the same levels of automation, administration and protection as users of other server operating systems, such as Windows NT.

"Sophos Anti-Virus is a true network solution," said Richard Jacobs, President of Sophos, Inc. "The release of our UNIX product reflects the growing strength of UNIX as a commercial file-server operating system, and Sophos's commitment to supporting the broadest range of environments."

In addition, the UNIX implementation of Sophos Anti-Virus includes Sophos's unique SAVI API, enabling third party developers to integrate with the Sophos Anti-Virus interface. This integration allows for increased speed when used with the rapidly growing number of UNIX-based gateway products such as firewalls and e-mail scanners.

Sophos Anti-Virus supports the following UNIX platforms: Linux on Intel, Linux on Alpha, FreeBSD on Intel, Solaris on SPARC, Solaris on Intel, AIX on PowerPC, SCO UnixWare on Intel, SCO OpenServer on Intel, Digital Unix/Compaq Tru64 Unix on Alpha, and HP-UX on HP-PA.

"SAV for UNIX is one more proof point of Sophos's commitment to providing the most thorough network anti-virus products on the market," said Jacobs. "Unlike many of our competitors, our corporate mission remains focused as we continue to invest all our efforts into raising the bar in virus protection."