Sophos and myinternet sign international OEM agreement

August 08, 2002 Sophos Press Release

myinternet

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 Limited.

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 end."

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 them to:

  • 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 community.