Sophos and Equiinet join forces to deliver NetPilot Enterprise

February 04, 2002 Sophos Press Release

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that Equiinet, the principal secure server appliance provider, has integrated Sophos Anti-Virus technology into its NetPilot Enterprise multifunctional server solution.

The Sophos anti-virus engine forms an essential part of the NetPilot Enterprise service, which provides company-wide access to the internet and email. The appliance sits at the gateway to a network and incorporates full 'boundary scanning' capability to check all incoming and outgoing email for viruses, Trojans and worms.

"We chose Sophos Anti-Virus on account of its high detection rates and ease of integration," said Bob Jones, managing director of Equiinet. "Security is of paramount concern to our customers. It is essential that the NetPilot service includes the best available anti-virus solution."

"With the number of viruses spreading via email increasing steadily it is ever more important for companies to have additional protection at the gateway," said Mark Forrest, Sales and Marketing Director for Sophos Anti-Virus. "NetPilot Enterprise is an effective and reliable facility and we are delighted to have been selected to become part of it."

NetPilot Enterprise is a compact, rack-mountable internet appliance that is ideal for medium-to-large organisations requiring high levels of resilience. In addition to virus scanning it also incorporates a built-in, pre-configured firewall. Both the firewall and Sophos Anti-Virus have received Checkmark certification from West Coast Labs.