Sophos and CipherTrust secure Specsavers' email systems

December 09, 2002 Sophos Press Release

Specsavers Opticians

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, and CipherTrust, Inc., providers of the industry's first security appliance for email, today announced that they have been selected by Specsavers Opticians to defend 10,000 computer users against malicious viruses, Trojan horses and worms. CipherTrust's IronMail solution has been deployed by Specsavers Opticians, the UK's biggest optical retailer, to protect against hacking, ensure messages are transmitted privately and provide virus protection powered by Sophos.

All Specsavers Opticians stores in the UK, Ireland and Holland are now protected by IronMail.

"We opted for IronMail as it was the only product capable of delivering a total email security solution," said Nigel Spain, technology services manager at Specsavers Opticians. "An important part of that was the ability to effectively protect our data against virus infection. Viruses have a severe effect on thousands of businesses both in terms of financial loss and damaged credibility - we are determined not to become one of them."

CipherTrust's IronMail appliance - incorporating Sophos's technology - has been designed to be a complete security solution providing protection for both email servers and email messages.

About Specsavers

Specsavers Opticians is the UK's number 1 choice for eye tests. Specsavers Opticians is a trusted name with more than 450 stores caring for millions of people's eyes.

About CipherTrust

As the provider of the industry's first security appliance for email, CipherTrust, Inc. is a leader in developing comprehensive security solutions for enterprise messaging systems.

CipherTrust secure appliances are easy to deploy and easy to use. They provide reliability, scalability, and security suitable to the most challenging business environments.