Sophos launches Sophos Enterprise Solutions, multi-tier protection for organisations, in the Philippines

April 13, 2005 Sophos Press Release

Other highlights include new firewall technology and solid performance in Asia

Manila, The Philippines: Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced the availability of the latest edition of Sophos enterprise solutions offering gateway, server and endpoint protection in the Philippines. Sophos enterprise solutions introduce Genotype™ detection technology, a method of using forensic analysis to identify suspicious patterns and characteristics that are unique to either a virus family or a spam campaign. By analysing these Genotype patterns, Sophos can reduce exposure to new unidentified threats and unwanted content.

The Sophos products incorporate new architecture to address the security needs of medium-to-large enterprises, which inevitably have complex IT infrastructures. Sophos's new easy-to-use management tools integrate updating and reporting tasks, removing much of the existing administration costs.

"With today's increasingly-complex security threats, companies need reliable protection that is easy to manage. The latest enterprise offerings from Sophos have enhanced proactive detection, ensuring all points of the network are protected," said Charles Cousins, managing director of Sophos Asia. "The easy-to-use console greatly simplifies the IT Administrators role."

In addition, Sophos announced the acquisition of an award-winning client firewall technology and expertise in a non-exclusive transfer deal with Agnitum Ltd. Sophos will use Agnitum's Outpost Pro product as a technology base to engineer an industrial strength solution for future integration into Sophos's suite of products designed specifically for networked environments.

All of these enhanced security offerings from Sophos will enable businesses to obtain more secure protection against malicious threats such as spyware, phishing, viruses and spam that continue to plague companies globally. "Sophos is committed to providing a best-of-breed integrated security suite for its customers," added Cousins "Our consistent performance and impressive growth year-on-year proves that the market appreciates our strong focus on business markets and our efforts to meet customer demand for simplified, consolidated endpoint and gateway protection against the latest security threats."

Sophos has experienced strong market demand for its converged security products, with an increase in bookings of 36% to US$122 million for the year ended March 2004. In Asia, Sophos has experienced over 300% growth in sales in the year.