Deal marks Sophos's successful penetration into the education
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Sophos, a world leader in corporate
anti-virus protection, today announced that its anti-virus software
has been selected by Universiti Malaya to protect its enterprise
network against viruses, worms and Trojans.
The news comes hot on the heels of Sophos's appointment of five
new business partners in Malaysia to help achieve penetration into
the burgeoning computer security market there.
"This deal marks a significant milestone for Sophos," said Dr
Jan Hruska, joint founder and CEO of Sophos. "The education sector
is an important market for us. We are delighted that Universiti
Malaya has joined a long list of Universities and companies that
have selected Sophos Anti Virus to protect their computer
Sophos will provide a licence to protect all the personal
computers and servers used by students, faculty members and staff
at Universiti Malaya. Sophos's partner, InfoTech Focus Sdn Bhd will
also be responsible setting up a security policy in addition to
providing support and training for university staff on safe
"Sophos is committed to providing first-class anti-virus
protection and support to our customers," said Dr Hruska. "Through
our partner InfoTech Focus, we are confident that the university's
network will be protected properly against computer viruses."
Deputy Vice Chancellor Associate Professor Dr Hamzah Abdul
Rahman welcomed Sophos's commitment to improve the computing
practices at the country's oldest tertiary institution. "Providing
secure computers for our campus community is part of our charter.
Safe computing practices are essential to ensure information
The Centre for Information Technology was established with the
aim of catering to the needs of the campus community as well as
upgrading the university's computing infrastructure for the future.
Dr Hamzah, who is also the university's Chief Information Officer,
said that the implementation of Sophos security applications was
underway and the task is due to be completed in one year.
About InfoTech Focus Sdn Bhd
InfoTech Focus is a multi-talented production group, dedicated
to developing creative and significant software solutions that
includes customised application programming, web-based intranet
programming and internet websites for users seeking to drive their
business a longer mile. Its areas of focus include providing Linux
solutions for e-commerce and internet products as well as
implementing large computer networks based on open source
platforms. InfoTech Focus customers include service providers,
government departments, small and medium companies, multinational
corporations and the education sector. For more information, please
visit our web site at www.infotechfocus.com.