Sophos chosen to protect Don Bosco Technical College from viruses

February 06, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Sophos SAV Interface and Enterprise Manager will protect over 3,500 users in the school

Manila, Philippines - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that Don Bosco Technical College, one of the pioneering technical schools in the Philippines, has chosen to deploy Sophos SAV Interface to protect its campus network against computer viruses. In addition, Don Bosco will also make use of Sophos Enterprise Manager for automatic distribution of virus updates from a dedicated Sophos website to the school's network servers.

Don Bosco Technical College, celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary this year, is the first educational institution in the Philippines to deploy Sophos anti-virus solutions. It has an enrolment of over 3500 students who access the campus network via 300 computers in the campus laboratories.

"Due to the recent proliferation of viruses and worms, we realised that we need to protect our campus environment. We chose Sophos because we wanted a solution-oriented anti-virus package. With Sophos, we can obtain virus updates and technical support quickly," remarked Byron Guazon, IT Director, Information Systems and Technology Centre, Don Bosco Technical College

Deployment of Sophos SAV Interface and Enterprise Manager will commence first in Don Bosco Technical College's Mandaluyong branch, Manila. The solution may then be extended to other schools in Makati City, Canlubang, Pampanga and Tarlac.

"With our centralisation strategy, we may only have to buy one application and use only one solution to protect all the different campuses, thereby helping us to save costs," said Guazon.

"Don Bosco Technical College has become one of the many educational institutions in Asia to benefit from Sophos Anti-Virus technology," said Charles Cousins, managing director, Sophos Anti-Virus Asia. "We are elated to partner with Don Bosco Technical College in combating virus proliferation in the education sector. This is another proof that Sophos has one of the most reliable anti-virus solutions in the industry today."

SAV Interface provides a powerful way to build Sophos virus detection into any application. It allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs) to offer integrated protection to their clients. SAV Interface incorporates disinfection capability and gives comprehensive information when a virus is found.

Enterprise Manager is an administration tool that allows automatic distribution of Sophos packages including applications, virus protection, etc., from a remote website to a local file server. It gives administrators full control by allowing them to schedule automated package downloads at specific times.

About Don Bosco Technical College

Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City, established in 1953, is an empowered Educative-Pastoral Community that educates and evangelizes the young to become servant-leaders in the Church of the poor and benchmarks in the field of technology. The school provides intermediate classes, engineering courses, industrial technician programs, and manpower skills training programs. Don Bosco School has several branches in key locations in the Philippines, including Makati City, Laguna, Cebu, Tarlac, and Pampanga.