Sophos Anti-Virus aids Australian lifesavers

July 17, 2000 Sophos Press Release

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is using Sophos Anti-Virus to protect PCs in its 60 operational and training bases in the eastern states of Australia.

"Up until now we have had difficulty in establishing an effective anti-virus program," explained Chris Gillet, the Association's National Commodore. "Sophos Anti-Virus has solved the problem and we are impressed with its scope, efficiency and the regularity of updates."

"We're delighted to support the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association. Sophos Anti-Virus will be used to protect all of their computers, maintaining operational and training databases as well as communications between the bases", said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "While they're busy on baywatch, we'll be on viruswatch."

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, staffed entirely by volunteers, was formed in 1961 to promote safety in the operation of small craft. Australia, the world's largest island, has a coastline of 19,650 kilometres (12,210 miles).