Sophos and MailGate to protect K-International from virus attack

February 02, 2001 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Anti-Virus, one of the world's leading developers of corporate anti-virus solutions, and Mailgate Plc, a premier provider of Internet access and mail server products, today announced that K-International has chosen their solutions to protect themselves from virus attack.

K-International, one of the UK's largest translation agencies, has adopted the Sophos Anti-Virus product in conjunction with Mailgate's mail server to scan documents as they travel between translators and clients based around the world and the company's headquarters. K-International's mail servers transmit large volumes of email and documents in the form of file attachments in more than 100 languages.

"Working with people from around the world means that we rely heavily on email. Reliable and up-to-date anti-virus protection is therefore essential," said Dave Brooks, IT Manager at K-International. "We have found MailGate and Sophos Anti-Virus fit together excellently to provide a simple to configure yet powerful solution to the virus threat facing businesses today."

The MailGate mail server first passes any file attachment to the SAVI (Sophos Anti-Virus Interface) detection engine. SAVI then checks all incoming, outgoing and internal mail, including attachments compressed with ZIP, ARJ etc, enabling MailGate to forward only clean mail. Suspect mail is disinfected and quarantined and both the mailbox users and system administrator notified.

About MailGate

The company's range of internet products brings an integrated approach to secure Internet mail and web access. Many thousands of its mail server licences are used worldwide by commercial organisations like Nortel Networks Inc., ICL, Pitmans, EDS, Eurosat, Norweb and Slimming World; and by public bodies such as the Royal Astronomical Society, Henley College, Coventry Education Authority and U.N.I.C.E.F.