Taiwan National University chooses Sophos SAVI for email gateway protection

May 31, 2002 Sophos Press Release

Sophos's SAVI bundled with Softnext Mail SQR email security to provide additional support

Taipei, Taiwan - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection announced today that the Taiwan National University has chosen Sophos's SAVI technology to defend the University's email gateway against the threat of viruses, worms and Trojans. Taiwan National University selected Sophos's anti-virus solution after the University discovered Sophos and its success in stopping the recent Klez-H worm.

Sophos's SAVI technology proved its superior performance and anti-virus ability with the success of combatting the Klez-H worm. We are particularly impressed with the speedy response and efficient technical support that we have received. Our concerns for customised programmes and open source platforms, as an academic research unit have also been met through Sophos's SAVI technology."

Taiwan National University was able to deploy Sophos's anti-virus solution quickly and easily with the assistance of Softnext, a leading Gateway Security ASP in Taiwan. Softnext has bundled the Sophos anti-virus engine into their Gateway product, which offers email filtering, backup, audit and anti-virus functions for corporates.

"Sophos's anti-virus solution offers high compatibility, stability and can be used in 23 different operating systems with the greatest support in Unix. Sophos's expertise in the education market and strong technical support has also helped us in gaining more enterprise customers in Taiwan," added Kenny Liu, General Manager of Softnext Technology Corp.

"Taiwan National University has joined a long list of companies and institutions around the world in deploying Sophos's anti-virus solutions," remarked Dr Jan Hruska, joint CEO of Sophos Plc. "In a short time frame, our technology and business partners in Taiwan have managed to capitalize on Sophos's strengths in defending viruses. I am confident that their continuing efforts will further enhance Sophos's image in Asia."

Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) provides a powerful way to build Sophos's virus detection into any application. It allows Internet Service providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs) to offer integrated protection to their clients and is used by software vendors and OEMs to add the value of virus protection to their product lines.

About Softnext

Softnext Technologies Corp. dedicate to providing of E-solution and Information Security integration services. In the domain of information security, Softnext have developed series of Linux based gateway security application, to meet the requirement of secure management and the cost benefit of enterprises.