Sophos Anti-Virus Adds Extra Layer Of Security To Big Fish Communications Gateway Protection Service

January 23, 2001 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Anti-Virus Again Selected to Strengthen Third-Party Solutions

Wakefield, MA - January 22, 2001 - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced the latest in a long line of collaborations that will integrate its flagship Sophos Anti-Virus product into third-party solutions. ISPs and software and hardware manufacturers continue to select Sophos Anti-Virus because of its efficacy as well as its ease of integration into third-party solutions.

Big Fish Communications, Inc., a provider of email protection services that clean and filter email before it reaches corporate servers, is the latest company to select Sophos Anti-Virus to enhance its gateway protection service for corporate network servers.

With nearly 90 percent of all viruses gaining access to corporate networks via infected email, Sophos and Big Fish services rally the best resources available to battle this destructive trend.

Big Fish's unique architecture and proprietary software provided the company's clients with a high level of protection during the attacks of "the Love Bug" and other viruses that were responsible for millions of dollars in damage and severe workflow interruptions. The addition of Sophos Anti-Virus bolsters the existing levels of protection provided by Big Fish and provides one of the most reliable anti-virus solutions for the corporate user.

"Sophos Anti-Virus helps us fulfill our clients' expectations of quality and total protection, and we ally with only the best in the industry," said Phillip Mustain, president and COO of Big Fish. "Companies can rest assured that not only will they receive the best in customer service and support, but a first class virus protection technology that works across more platforms than any other product in the market."

Big Fish is the latest in a long line of software companies, appliance manufacturers, ISPs and ASPs choosing to integrate Sophos's powerful virus-finding technology with their software and services. Sophos's anti-virus capabilities can be easily combined with firewalls, e-mail servers, encryption devices and other security-related devices.

"We are delighted Big Fish has chosen Sophos Anti-Virus to help protect its business users against computer viruses," said David Hughes, president of U.S. operations for Sophos. "Our high-performance virus protection technology seamlessly integrates with Big Fish's unique, cost-effective email protection service to provide an exceptional anti-virus solution."

About Big Fish Communications

Headquartered in Marina Del Rey, California, Big Fish Communications is the leading provider of email protection services. Big Fish utilizes proven technology to seamlessly integrate its services with diverse software systems to provide invisible and reliable protection and support to the business community's growing demand for email security. Their premier suite of services includes virus protection, spam filtering and store and forward of email. Using its proprietary system to scan and cleanse all emails and attachments offsite before delivering it to a user's inbox, their services increase the efficiency, reliability and security of each message. For more information, visit www.bigfish.com.