NetXactics, the Southern African distributor for Sophos, a world
leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that The
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has renewed their Sophos
Anti-Virus license for a further year.
Sophos is used nationally to protect all the servers and
desktops in the mixed Novell and Citrix environment at SABS. In
addition, SAVI (Sophos
Anti-Virus Interface) integrates seamlessly with their Novell
GroupWise email application using GWAVA (GroupWise AntiVirus Agent)
as an email scanner.
"It is essential that all of our offices are able to communicate
effectively and that the data we maintain is not compromised. SABS
is also implementing SABS ISO/IEC 17799 at the moment. This is an
information security management system that, when implemented
effectively, ensures the confidentiality, integrity and
availability of both vital corporate and customer information.
Virus protection is a key component of this system," commented Mr
Jakkie Pretorius, Network Specialist at the SABS. "Our priorities
include fast and effective protection combined with accessible
technical support. NetXactics together with the Sophos products
best fulfilled these needs, and hence our decision to renew our
licenses for another year."
"Sophos is designed as a pure network product," said Brett
Myroff, CEO of NetXactics, "Thus, there is no problem in deploying
and maintaining Sophos at SABS in their mixed WAN-connected Novell,
Citrix and Microsoft environment."
"As Sophos only requires a small footprint, negligible resources
are required for the software and the update size is kept extremely
small," concluded Myroff. "Sophos is ideally suited to this type of
NetXactics is a South African-based company, focused on the
provision of security solutions. It is the sole distributor in
Southern Africa for Sophos, one of the leaders in the provision of
anti-virus software for the corporate environment, and for
Australian-based WebSpy Ltd, formerly Livingstone Group, and the
developers Internet Access Management applications. For more
information, visit NetXactics at http://www.netxactics.co.za.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.