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24 Oct 2000

Sophos Anti-Virus is pick of the pops

UBC Media Group plc, producer of the Pepsi Chart Show, chooses Sophos Anti-Virus protection

Sophos, the world's leading developer of corporate anti-virus protection, has announced that UBC Media Group plc, producer of popular entertainment programmes such as the Pepsi Chart Show, has chosen Sophos Anti-Virus to protect its computer systems against computer viruses.

"Our computer systems are used for everything from general office work to audio recording and editing," said Paul Markham, Systems Architect at Unique Interactive, UBC's IT Division. "We chose Sophos Anti-Virus for its excellent reputation and the ease with which it can be updated over a network. We were also very unhappy at the level of service we were receiving from other anti-virus software developers and were attracted by Sophos's commitment to providing round the clock support 365 days a year."

Staff at UBC use PCs to run office applications, record and edit audio and video, for internet distribution, media delivery and as web servers. Sophos Anti-Virus will protect the computer systems at the group's two sites, located in London.

About the UBC Media Group plc

UBC Media Group plc produces:

  • Over 500 hours of programming for BBC radio networks and the World Service
  • Daily programming for more than 80 commercial stations in the United Kingdom
  • Ten hours every week of UK commercial radio programmes with an audience of ten million people.
  • Daily web-delivered content to radio stations in 10 countries outside the UK.
  • Radio broadcasts of some of Europe's biggest music events including The MTV European Music Awards and the Princes Trust Party In The Park
  • Multimedia and web content for sponsors like Levi's Jeans and portals like Carlton Online and Open on the Sky Digital platform.

Unique Interactive provides media delivery services to the group companies and external clients, designing websites and authoring custom software applications to a variety of companies in the media.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.