Sophos, the world leader in network-based anti-virus solutions,
announces its provision of anti-virus protection for KPMG
International's worldwide email system.
KPMG will use Sophos's unique API, SAVI (Sophos Anti-Virus
Interface), which allows third-party products to call straight into
Sophos's world-renowned virus engine.
"KPMG decided upon Sophos Anti-Virus as its Internet mail virus
protection software of choice because Sophos Anti-Virus integrates
seamlessly with our email systems. Its performance ensures that it
provides top level protection, without impacting on email delivery
times," said Stephen Pike, senior manager of Global Vendor
Management at KPMG. "This combination of speed and security is
critical for our organisation, where email is now a key
"We are very pleased to be providing KPMG with our anti-virus
services," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for
Sophos Anti-Virus. "We specifically designed the SAVI API to allow
integration with in-house solutions. This contract is the latest in
a string of enterprise-wide deals that vindicate that decision."
Under this two year licence agreement, email for all of KPMG's
users worldwide will be virus checked by Sophos Anti-Virus.
KPMG is the global professional advisory firm whose aim is to
turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people
and communities. With more than 92,000 people collaborating
world-wide, the firm provides consulting, tax and legal, financial
advisory and assurance services from 825 locations in 157
countries. All member firms now carry the KPMG name, either
exclusively or in their national practice names. KPMG has made a
long-term commitment to becoming the leading global professional
advisory firm of choice for our clients and our people. For more
information visit the website at www.kpmg.com.