Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus protection for businesses,
has announced the launch of a new version of its award-winning
MailMonitor for Exchange product to scan Microsoft Exchange 2003
servers for email-aware worms, viruses, and Trojan horses.
Sophos MailMonitor for Exchange v1.6 ensures the availability of
world-class virus protection at the same time as Microsoft brings
its Exchange Server 2003 product to market. MailMonitor scans for
viruses in all incoming emails, enabling network administrators to
either disinfect, delete or quarantine infected messages.
"Sophos's early support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 helps
deliver a solution that gives our mutual customers a complete
defence against virus attack," said Nigel Postings, Exchange Server
2003 product marketing manager, Microsoft Ltd. "We look forward to
continuing to work with Sophos, protecting our joint customers at
the desktop, server, email gateway and beyond."
"The most widespread viruses exploit email services to spread
themselves," said David Mitchell, product manager at Sophos. "Many
companies will be considering upgrading their email servers to
Microsoft Exchange 2003 and will be looking for an established
anti-virus vendor which can provide them with protection throughout
that transition and into the future. Sophos is well placed to
provide that protection against the hundreds of new viruses we see
Sophos MailMonitor for Exchange is capable of scanning all
messages and files for viruses, Trojans and worms regardless of
their entry route before they are delivered to users. The software,
which works with both Microsoft Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 can
be kept constantly up-to-date with protection against the latest
virus threats using Sophos's Enterprise Manager product.
This product is currently available as a release candidate. A
full release of MailMonitor for Exchange will be available when
Microsoft releases its Exchange 2003 server product.