Sybari selects Sophos to deliver anti-virus protection to Groupware users

March 13, 2000 Sophos Press Release

Sybari integrates support for award-winning Sophos Anti-Virus engine into Antigen

Sophos, a world-leader in corporate anti-virus solutions and Sybari Software, the premier anti-virus and security specialist for Groupware solutions today announced that Sybari has selected Sophos Anti-Virus for use with its antivirus and security Groupware solutions, Antigen for Exchange and Antigen for Notes.

Sybari Software was particularly attracted to Sophos's anti-virus technology because of its support for a wide range of operating systems - exceeding those of competitors, yet matching those supported by Sybari's Antigen: NT (Intel and Alpha), Sun, AIX, Linux, OS/2, Novell NetWare, etc.

"Sophos has a well respected scan engine which consistently scores highly in ICSA and Virus Bulletin detection tests," said Tom Buoniello, director of product management at Sybari Software, Inc. "The depth of operating systems supported by Sophos is unsurpassed and a perfect match to those we support via Antigen."

"We are delighted Sybari has selected Sophos's anti-virus technology," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications at Sophos. "Our technology fits seamlessly into Sybari's Groupware solution, making this a superb unification of technologies."

Research has shown that email is the most common method by which computer viruses are spread. Groupware anti-virus solutions allow corporations to intercept computer viruses before they can enter a corporation, and prevent accidental spreading of viruses to outside customers.

Sybari is the latest in a long line of software companies, businesses, ISPs and ASPs choosing to integrate Sophos's powerful virus-finding technology into their applications and services. Using Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) technology, third party vendors and service providers can combine the Sophos Anti-Virus capabilities with firewalls, email servers, encryption devices and other security-related devices.

About Sybari

Since 1995, Sybari has been investigating and providing solutions for Groupware-based viruses and security threats. Sybari produces Antigen for Notes and Antigen for Exchange. Today, almost four million Groupware seats are virus-free as a result of Sybari technology and products worldwide. Sybari's clients include IBM, Dell, Compaq, ABB, JD Power, Amazon, Nortel, Visa, Tosco, Lufthansa, US Federal Government, Union Pacific, Wang Global/Getronics and Texaco. Evaluation copies of Antigen for Notes or Exchange are available for download from the Sybari website - www.sybari.com. Sybari's many strategic partners include Lotus Development (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and Compaq (NYSE:CPQ).