Sophos Anti-Virus and Cequrux announce strategic partnership

September 01, 2000 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Anti-Virus, one of the world's leading developers of corporate virus protection, and Cequrux Technologies, a premier provider of security software for Internet, Intranet and Extranet applications, have announced a strategic partnership for Cequrux to resell and integrate Sophos Anti-Virus technology into its family of security software solutions.

Cequrux's corporate customers will benefit from the ability to integrate Sophos's best-of-breed, multi-platform anti-virus protection into their security infrastructure. The Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) engine combines with Cequrux's own firewall product to scan and disinfect email messages passing through the firewall.

"We chose to partner with Sophos Anti-Virus because we know that we can rely on the high detection rates, ease of integration, outstanding stability of its technology, and the ability to update over the Internet as new viruses are identified" said Graham Wheeler from Cequrux. "As a Sophos Partner, we are fully supported by a world class team of anti-virus experts across the globe. Sophos's first-rate technology complements our own product portfolio as we are both focused on the protection of corporate customers."

"Cequrux's selection of Sophos Anti-Virus technology is a ringing endorsement of the quality of our virus protection," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications at Sophos. "We are delighted to work more closely with such innovative partners as Cequrux and have successfully tested SAVI working with the Cequrux firewall against thousands of viruses"

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

About Cequrux

Cequrux Technologies is the leading developer of no-compromise Internet security solutions which allow companies to exploit the full business potential of the medium. Cequrux technologies BV is a Dutch company with development headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information please visit the web site at http://www.cequrux.com.