Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and
viruses, today announced that WWF Australia has signed a new two-year deal to
continue protecting its vital conservation research and other
information with Sophos Anti-Virus.
The conservation organisation first deployed Sophos globally,
including its headquarters in Sydney and branch offices in
Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth in 2002.
Encouraged by the superior flexibility, centralised management
and security performance proven by Sophos Anti-Virus since then,
WWF Australia will now deploy upgraded Sophos Anti-Virus licences
across its Australia-wide network of servers and desktops.
WWF Australia works to deliver practical, science-based
solutions to Australia's key environmental problems. Its mission is
to conserve Australia's biodiversity - the variety of animal and
plant life that we enjoy - much of which is unique to this country.
WWF Australia's current work focuses on threatened species, fresh
water, southern oceans, Tasmanian forests and climate change.
Sophos Anti-Virus will protect WWF Australia's range of
environmental and threatened species research as well as policy
documents and confidential supporter details.
"Since WWF Australia made the decision to use Sophos as our
national anti-virus provider, their solution has proven to be very
comprehensive and flexible, meeting the varying demands and
capacities of our geographically diverse locations," said Justin
Farr, WWF Australia National IT Manager.
"From an IT manager's point of view, Sophos Anti-Virus is very
simple to implement and administer and leaves you feeling safe in
the knowledge that the automatic updating and distribution of
anti-virus signatures works seamlessly and easily.
"Because of this performance, WWF Australia has signed up with
Sophos for a further two years and we have upgraded our user count
to be consistent with our growth," Farr said.
Sophos Australia and New Zealand's Managing Director Rob
Forsyth, said, "We're very pleased with the results that WWF
Australia has achieved through protecting its vital conservation
research with Sophos Anti-Virus. We look forward to continuing to
assist the organisation lower its network administration costs
while ensuring protection for its invaluable information."