Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection,
announced today that the Football Association (FA) has purchased
Sophos Anti-Virus to protect it against over 73,000 computer
viruses, worms and Trojan horses. The FA has also chosen to install
the latest addition to the Sophos product suite, Enterprise
Manager, to deliver continuous updates direct from Sophos against
the very latest malware threats.
The FA selected Sophos Anti-Virus due to its unrivalled
detection rates and superior technical support. Enterprise Manager
provides it with automatic deployment of the newest virus
identities - ensuring that the FA is protected from the most recent
viruses whilst reducing their administrative load.
"We were looking for true experts to ensure that the FA remains
virus-free, and in Sophos we found that," said Ian Dimmock, IT
Support Manager at the FA. "All our security solutions must be
highly effective and effortless to administer - we switched to
Sophos because it was able to provide this and much more."
"Any business suffering a security breach is effectively putting
its reputation on the line," said Graham Cluley, senior technology
consultant at Sophos. "The FA - along with an increasing number of
other high profile organisations - is relying on Sophos to make
certain that this doesn't happen."
The deal with the FA was completed by Sophos partner
DPS.Telecoms.Net in collaboration with the Sophos corporate sales
About the Football Association
The Football Association is the governing body of football in
England. It exists to develop and promote the game to men and
women, boys and girls, of any race or creed, throughout the
country. The FA is responsible for running the England football
teams at every level. For more details, please visit the Football