Sophos to protect NTTPC Communications customers from viral attack

February 04, 2002 Sophos Press Release

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that its virus scanning technology has been selected for use in the NTTPC Communications' shared server hosting service, WebARENA Suite, to protect NTTPC customers against computer viruses and other malicious code. NTTPC Communications is one of the largest internet service providers in Japan.

Sophos Anti-Virus will be used on the NTTPC Communications' WebARENA Suite server to scan all email for over 70,000 computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses. If an infected attachment is detected, the sender and the recipient are automatically notified and the email blocked. Sophos will also advise NTTPC Communications on the latest virus threats as they emerge.

"Sophos Anti-Virus is the ideal choice because of its consistent detection rates, low false positive ratings and flexibility of use," said Hiromitsu Honda, Executive Vice President Network Services of NTTPC Communications. "We were also impressed by the oustanding support and speed of response offered by Sophos."

"Security is one of the top priorities for all companies, and users are demanding more from their security solutions" said Alan Broderick, Managing Director of Sophos KK in Japan. "We are delighted that NTTPC Communications have identified Sophos as best fulfilling both their needs and those of the customer."

The new virus scanning service adds an essential layer of protection to large corporatations, small businesses and individual customers using the WebARENA Suite.

About NTTPC Communications Inc

NTTPC Communications are one of the largest internet providers in Japan, offering a range of services to their customers. The WebARENA Suite provides corporate, small business and individual customers with domain names, email and web hosting. For more details on NTTPC Communications, see http://www.nttpc.co.jp/. For more details on WebARENA Suite, see http://Web.ARENA.NE.JP/suite/.