Anti-virus specialist and leading schools' internet management
provider team up to offer email gateway protection
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection,
announced today that it has signed an international OEM agreement
with educational specialist internet platform developer, myinternet
Under the agreement, Sophos's award-winning virus scanning
technology will be integrated with myinternet's management tools
which have been specially designed for the education market.
"Schools can be hotbeds for virus outbreaks, so it's vital their
networks are adequately protected by anti-virus solutions," said
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant, Sophos Anti-Virus.
"Through the agreement with myinternet, Sophos has a great
opportunity to extend its penetration into the education market and
help protect school networks from virus threats."
"The global agreement with Sophos represents a strong
progression for our internet management platform and adds a
significant layer of protection to our school solutions," added
Jude Whelan, executive manager of marketing at myinternet. "The OEM
agreement provides myinternet with strong opportunities to
introduce our solutions into a number of new intenational markets
and we look forward to working closely with Sophos to achieve this
myinternet provides internet management software and services to
schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In addition,
myinternet is planning to expand into schools throughout the rest
of Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
myinternet provides schools with a complete package that enables
- create internet and email accounts
- cost-manage, control, filter and monitor internet use
- publish and share content between school users
- provide protection from viruses
The introduction of Sophos's virus scanning capabilities enables
schools to be protected from virus outbreaks by detecting,
quarantining or deleting viruses at the email gateway, before they
enter a network.
Sophos has also developed a set of safe computing guidelines for
use by teachers and pupils.
About myinternet Limited
myinternet Limited have developed a full suite of unique
internet tools and services for education customers that enable
them to easily define and monitor internet access and activities,
personalise the internet experience for individual users and
develop online communities.
myinternet was founded in 1993 and has grown to service over one
million individual user accounts, and is entirely focused on
developing online solutions for schools and the wider education
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.