Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today
announced the integration of its virus scanning technology with EMC
Corporation's Celerra File Server. As a member of EMC's Developers
Program, Sophos is helping to protect EMC's customers from over
72,000 viruses, worms and Trojan horses.
EMC's Celerra File Server is a dedicated network file server
that allows customers to share information over networks. When
combined with Sophos Anti-Virus, it checks all files for malicious
code. The Sophos virus scanning engine, which has been certified by
independent testing laboratories around the world for detecting 100
per cent of in-the-wild viruses, will scan data as it is stored on
EMC's Celerra File Server.
"Customers need to protect their most valued assets and require
advanced tools to ensure that their data is not corrupted by
viruses," said Linda Wright, EMC's Senior Director of the
Developers Program. "Through EMC's Developers Program, Sophos
Anti-Virus will assure the integrity of the critical customer data
stored by the Celerra File Server."
As a member of EMC's Developers Program, Sophos has access to a
wide range of EMC's open application programming interfaces (APIs),
enabling seamless interoperability that combines the technological
expertise of both companies to better protect and leverage
customers' critical information infrastructures. By sharing its
interfaces with Sophos, EMC helps customers take full advantage of
the leading performance, availability and management features of
EMC Enterprise Storage systems and software, while eliminating
costly, time-consuming application creation or customisation.
"A series of high profile virus incidents has led users to be
more concerned with defending crucial data than ever before," said
Richard Baldry, product manager at Sophos Anti-Virus. "Irrespective
of where information is stored it needs to be guarded, and we are
pleased to be working with EMC to achieve this."