Firm raises anti-virus awareness with free of charge
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, has
launched a comprehensive virus
information feed service, enabling businesses, organisations
and home users to display the very latest virus and internet hoax
information on websites and intranets. The live display provides
employees, customers and anybody browsing the website, with the
very latest data on viruses, Trojans horses, worms and hoaxes. The
feed is completely free to anyone with a website or intranet, and
as Sophos automatically updates the information as and when a new
threat emerges, up-to-the-minute accuracy is ensured.
Sophos has developed three different information feeds as part
of this service. Website owners can choose to display the latest
ten viruses to appear in the wild, a chart of the month's most
common viruses and the ten most troublesome virus hoaxes of the
past 24 hours. The layout, design and colour of the feeds can also
be adapted to suit the overall design of the website.
The virus information feed service is the latest initiative in
Sophos's ongoing education programme which aims to increase
understanding of the virus threat. The feeds provide an ideal
method of informing internet users of the most recent virus and
"When it comes to combatting computer viruses knowledge is key,"
said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "With
hundreds of new viruses unleashed each month there is always the
possibility that users will be caught out. These information feeds
provide an instant checklist on which viruses and hoaxes to look
out for, and ultimately help reduce the impact of future viruses
To initiate this service, website administrators simply need to
insert a small piece of HTML code into their web page. Sophos then
automatically updates the virus information on a continual basis.
The service is also available as an XML RSS feed.
Further information about the
Sophos information feeds.