Sophos Anti-Virus beats competitors to defend charity's world-wide sites

September 24, 1999 Sophos Press Release

Oxfam, Britain's largest overseas aid charity, has selected Sophos to protect its global network from virus attack.

Sophos Anti-Virus was selected after a rigorous evaluation of all of the anti-virus products on the market. It was the best product capable of providing easy roll-out and administration across Oxfam's international network, as well as 24-hour technical support.

Sophos Anti-Virus will be installed on all Oxfam WANs, servers, workstations and notebooks, in more than 70 countries. Oxfam employs around 2800 staff, and co-ordinates the activities of more than 23,000 voluntary workers.

"Oxfam has a sophisticated computer network which is vital to our work," said Graeme Steele, Oxfam's IS production manager. "The performance and ease of use of Sophos Anti-Virus will make an invaluable contribution to the effective running of our business systems."

"Because of the urgent aid work that Oxfam does, it's crucial that its computers aren't brought down by a virus attack," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos's UK headquarters. "We're delighted to be recognised as the anti-virus vendor that best meets Oxfam's needs."