Manipal Group selects Sophos virus protection

March 03, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Satcom Technologies, Sophos's channel partner in India, today announced that Manipal Education & Medical Group has signed for a 2000 user licence for Sophos Anti-Virus to protect its networks throughout India and Nepal. Manipal Group will be relying on Sophos's award-winning software to defend them against malicious attacks for the forthcoming two years.

After reviewing several anti-virus products, Manipal Group chose Sophos Anti-Virus on account of its efficient and reliable virus engine, its virus removal tools and the support offered by both Satcom Technologies and Sophos themselves.

"Satcom were flexible in pricing, a big advantage for nonprofit organisations like ours," said S.N. Srinivasan Vishal, assistant vice president of Information Systems, Manipal Education & Medical Group. "They invited us to evaluate the product and explained the benefits of Sophos as compared to other established AV solutions." Srinivasan and his team placed the order after evaluating Sophos for more than 3 months and found the product and the service to be technically sound.

The deal includes licences for Enterprise Manager, a recent addition to the Sophos product suite. Enterprise Manager automates the installation and update of Sophos Anti-Virus, ensuring the very latest virus protection can be downloaded at scheduled times.

"Virus protection is not just about a good product but also good service," said Simon Murdoch, Sophos Business Development Manager for India. "This fact clearly emerged in the evaluation process and purchase decision of Manipal Group where Sophos emerged the strongest compared to any of the competitors."

Sophos Anti-Virus has a strong record of protecting against the latest viruses and is regularly verified for its detection capabilities by independent testing bodies such as those from the ICSA, West Coast Labs and AV-Test.Org.

About Manipal Group

The Manipal Group of companies, founded by Pais of Manipal, is a major financial and industrial group in South India. The group has its activities spread over financial manufacturing, services, industry, healthcare and education. Some of the key companies in the group that have procured Sophos Anti-Virus include MEMG India Pvt Ltd, Manipal Hospital, University Medical Center, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal Instutite of Technology and Manipal Academy of Higher Education. For further details visit www.manipal.edu.

About Satcom Technologies

Satcom Technologies Pvt Ltd, with offices all over India is the authorized certified partner for Sophos in India and provides pre-sales and post sales technical support. For further details visit www.satcomindia.com.