Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus
solutions, today announced that it has entered into a licensing
agreement with the University of California to provide desktop,
server and gateway virus protection for up to 100,000 users at a
number of its campuses.
"UC has a multi-vendor environment for anti-virus protection,"
said Jane Schoenfeld of the University of California's Office of
the President. "As part of that environment, we selected Sophos
solutions that would meet our technical specifications and provide
comprehensive virus protection for faculty, staff, and students.
Sophos provides attractive academic pricing/licensing terms, good
technical performance and diverse, multi-platform support."
The campuses that will implement Sophos's anti-virus solutions
so far include: UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, UC San
Francisco, UCLA and the UC Office of the President.
"We are delighted that the University of California has selected
Sophos to protect many of its campuses," said David Hughes,
president of Sophos Americas. "The service and support that Sophos
provides is unmatched and is certainly recognized. Thousands of
respected schools, universities and colleges worldwide are using
Sophos solutions and each receives tailored licensing to meet their
About the University of California
The University of California, which was chartered in 1868 and
began classes in Oakland with 20 faculty members and 38 students,
has built an international reputation for excellence in teaching,
research and public service. Today, the university, headed by
President Richard C. Atkinson, has a $12 billion budget and
encompasses 10 campuses, five medical schools and teaching
hospitals, three law schools and a statewide Division of
Agriculture and Natural Resources. It has approximately 180,000
students and 160,000 faculty and staff. Please visit www.ucop.edu for