Cobion email security solution adds Sophos virus detection to its arsenal to protect companies' networks

September 16, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Cobion

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has announced that its virus detection engine will be offered as a plug-in to Cobion's leading email security product, OrangeBox Mail 2.0.

Cobion OrangeBox Mail 2.0 is an all-in-one email security product, protecting all incoming and outgoing email traffic and filtering spam.

Integration with Sophos's virus detection technology bolsters OrangeBox Mail's anti-virus defences, allowing users to benefit from Sophos's award-winning anti-virus technology.

Sophos's virus detection engine integrates seamlessly with OrangeBox Mail 2.0, checking all incoming, outgoing and internal email for viruses before they are forwarded to the user's mailbox. Files containing viruses are refused and quarantined without ever being run. Detected spam is diverted into a separate spam folder, which can be automatically deleted after a defined time period. Based on advanced technology, OrangeBox Mail 2.0 reduces virus infections, simplifies and automates updating, and eases administration.

"The unique characteristics of the Sophos virus detection engine successfully add to the functionality of our product and allow us to provide our customers with the highest possible level of protection against viruses", said René Seeber, Chief Technology Officer at Cobion. "Another major factor in our decision to use the product was Sophos's reputation for first-rate customer support."

"Today, email is one of the most prolific methods for spreading viruses. The corporate sector is hit especially hard by viruses, annually suffering significant losses that include more than just material damage," noted Richard Baldry, head of strategic alliances at Sophos. "For this reason, full-scale security for all IT-infrastructure elements is crucial for businesses to function reliably. Working with Cobion means that we can contribute to the high level of virus protection received by OrangeBox users."

About Cobion

Founded in 1997, Cobion's mission is to keep inappropriate, illegal, or confidential information from entering or leaving organizations through the web and email. Cobion develops the OrangeBox Web (web filter), OrangeBox Mail (email and spam filter) and OrangeBox LAN (intranet filter) security products and distributes to customers worldwide to facilitate more productive Internet usage, reduced liability, and intellectual property protection. Cobion enables Internet Service Providers to provide content filtering to home and business subscribers. Manufacturers of firewalls, web caches, proxies, routers, and other gateways integrate Cobion's web filter and/or anti-spam technology with their software or hardware products. Cobion's filtering database of over 19 million pre-categorized URLs - the largest and most accurate in the world-is available as a web service as well as for download to local servers. Cobion is headquartered in the UK, Germany and Boston, USA. Please visit Cobion`s website at www.cobion.com.