Sophos EM Reporter highlights the virus hotspots inside companies

July 21, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Graphical reports on viruses detected across the entire network give system administrators even more control over their business's security.

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, today announced the immediate availability of EM Reporter, a new management tool for its Enterprise Manager suite. EM Reporter enables Sophos customers to generate management reports about virus incidents throughout their company networks.

EM Reporter processes and stores virus alerts generated by Sophos Anti-Virus, detailing every virus incident and giving a clear, tailored picture of the most vulnerable points on the network. By delivering instant, graphical reports of viruses detected across Windows servers and workstations, there is no longer any need to spend time collating report logs by hand.

"With Sophos's EM Reporter, the days of us manually collating virus reports are long gone," said David Hopkins, network systems support analyst at Provident Financial, the international financial services group specialising in personal credit and motor insurance. "By being able to customise graphic-based reports as well as be alerted to any weakness in our network defences, Sophos EM Reporter is a welcome addition to the Sophos product suite."

Reports can be customised, giving staff full control on what information is included in the report. Selection can be made from information such as the number of alerts by virus type, by location, by time period - hourly, daily, etc. - as well as full details of the virus itself.

"EM Reporter significantly helps Sophos customers isolate any virus hotspots inside their businesses and take appropriate action," explained Mark Laister, Enterprise Manager product manager at Sophos. "The reports can also be collated to show how long a company has been kept free of all known viruses - a valuable piece of information for business clients, customers and partners."

EM Reporter is part of the Enterprise Manager suite, which enables users to keep Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows updated automatically with the very latest anti-virus protection.

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