Lansoft chooses Sophos to provide high-speed, secure, email
Sophos Inc., leading developer of network-based anti-virus
solutions, today announced a licensing agreement that enables
Lansoft Corporation to add improved virus-protection to its
MailWatchTM email-monitoring service.
Lansoft is part of a rapidly expanding market, providing
outsourced email services to IT managers who are already overworked
administering internal LANs. By incorporating Sophos's anti-virus
technology into MailWatch, Lansoft can now intercept a company's
incoming and outgoing email communications and filter them to
remove viruses, as well as check it for other security-related
issues and spam. Any questionable messages are put into a
quarantine file for later inspection at the customer's
"Seventy percent of businesses today rely on email as a
corporate communications tool, yet less than twenty nine percent
actually have implemented measures to monitor its flow for
potentially detrimental viruses," said Alan Abdullahi, president of
Lansoft Corporation. "Sophos's best-of-breed anti-virus technology
now gives us the 'first strike' capability against these email
viruses before they reach our customers."
"We're happy to be working with Lansoft," said Richard Jacobs,
President of Sophos Inc. "This is yet another example of Sophos's
growth strategy to provide top quality virus protection as an
integrated part of turnkey network services and products.
Outsourcing email is a great move for smaller companies, which
can't commit resources to managing the ever-changing technology,
and virus-protection is a critical component."
By automating the initial communication interception, MailWatch
allows more time for network administrators to concentrate on more
high-end level work. MailWatch integrates easily into any email
system without the reinforcement of any additional hardware or
software to perform its duties.