Sophos Anti-Virus chosen to enhance security for Mirapoint
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, and
Mirapoint, a leading provider of Internet messaging infrastructure
products, today announced a partnership to offer Mirapoint
customers increased protection against harmful, email-borne viruses
using Sophos's anti-virus technology. By combining the messaging
expertise of Mirapoint with Sophos's excellence in virus detection,
service providers and enterprises will be able to guard against
virus threats through an integrated, turnkey server appliance.
Email-borne viruses are the most common method for infiltrating
a company's network and cause significant financial damage.
According to the International Computer Security Association Labs,
a division of TruSecure Corporation, over 80 per cent of all
computer viruses enter an enterprise or service provider
environment via email, causing thousands of pounds of damage in
terms of lost data and productivity time.
"Service providers and corporations rely on their messaging
infrastructure to support the flow of mission-critical
communications and business suffers if these systems are
compromised by viruses," said Satish Ramachandran, chairman and
CEO, Mirapoint. "The Mirapoint/Sophos solution provides customers
with a scaleable, high-performance product that is designed to
handle moderate and large-scale anti-virus requirements. This
partnership will help prevent financial and data loss caused by
Sophos's anti-virus capabilities can be easily combined with
firewalls, email servers, encryption devices and other
security-related devices. Sophos Anti-Virus will complement and
enhance the existing levels of security inherent in Mirapoint's
products and will further enable them to provide one of the most
effective and easily deployed anti-virus solutions. The product is
extremely easy to install and maintain because of the tight
integration of the Sophos Anti-Virus technology with the Mirapoint
Operating System. This approach enables customers to reduce
administrative and infrastructure costs by eliminating the need for
a separate, dedicated virus scanning platform server. The
integrated solution also can easily scale to meet increasing
"Mirapoint's selection of Sophos Anti-Virus reinforces our level
of leadership within the secure computing industry," said Dr Jan
Hruska, joint CEO at Sophos Anti-Virus. "The combination of our
reliable virus protection software with Mirapoint's products and
technology will provide clients with an easily managed, integrated
gateway virus defence system."
Pricing and availability
Sophos Anti-Virus is available now worldwide on Mirapoint's
Internet Message Servers, used for storing messages, and on
Internet Message Directors, used to route incoming and outgoing
messages. Pricing is based on the number of users and is discounted
at larger volumes. For more information, visit Mirapoint's website
Founded in 1997, Mirapoint designs and manufactures specialised,
dedicated Internet messaging solutions optimised for fast
deployment in service provider and enterprise environments
worldwide. Mirapoint's cost-effective and modular solutions provide
customers with high performance, high reliability, built-in
security and easy integration with legacy messaging infrastructure.
Named to Upside Magazine's Top 100 Private Companies list for 2001
for Internet Infrastructure, Mirapoint is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe
and Asia Pacific. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its
website at www.mirapoint.com.
Mirapoint is a registered trademark of Mirapoint, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.