Sophos and MetroNet steam towards Port995

November 19, 2001 Sophos Press Release

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, has announced today that its software has been chosen by MetroNet, one of the longest established internet service providers. MetroNet has selected Sophos's world-leading anti-virus technology to provide protection for users of its Port995 advanced email service.

The Sophos virus engine will perform essential virus checking on users incoming and outgoing email within the Port995 solution. The service allows users to create and manage their own email accounts, offering advanced blocking and filtering techniques as well as protection against the latest computer viruses and worms.

"Sophos Anti-Virus provides exceptional detection rates coupled with ease of integration and faultless reliability," said Paresh Morjaria, General Manager at MetroNet. "This partnership allows us to deliver a solution that is both flexible and secure to our many customers."

"Increasingly viruses are transmitting themselves via email in an attempt to distribute themselves further," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "We are delighted to see that MetroNet has recognised the quality of Sophos's solution and integrated our technology into their product. This is an excellent product for internet users concerned with protecting themselves against viruses which attack data, credibility and confidentiality."

Under the Port995 system, all email addresses are controlled by a central account holder who can create multiple email accounts and administer blocking, filtering and virus protection as required. Each account is fully scalable, providing a uniquely flexible solution for both business and home users.

MetroNet 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, email servers, encryption devices and other security-related devices.

About MetroNet

MetroNet is one of the longest established service providers in the UK. With a broad product range including unique services such as inUK.com, Just The Name and Pay As You Host they serve over 12,000 customers with connectivity, domain names, email and web hosting.