Small businesses easily prevent accidental data leakage with Sophos

November 19, 2007 Sophos Press Release


Sophos Security Suite protects small businesses.

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced a new edition of its Sophos Security Suite for small businesses, version 2.5, which provides all-in-one protection against hackers, viruses, spyware and spam.

Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.5 combines award-winning anti-virus, firewall and email security to reduce the cost of protecting Windows and Mac computers, laptops and Microsoft Exchange email servers. Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.5 comprises of Sophos Control Center, Sophos Anti-Virus 7, Sophos Client Firewall 1.5 and Sophos PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0 (PME 3.0).

PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0 helps small businesses manage email security and accidental data leakage via email. It scans email for malware, spam, suspicious attachments and offensive language, while also ensuring email content adheres to company policies. Its new data leakage prevention (DLP) functionality helps to monitor internal and outbound email communications for customer or financial data. A recent Sophos survey of 200 firms found that 70% were worried about sensitive information being leaked in this way, but in the past small businesses have struggled to find the resources to manage this problem effectively.

Sophos PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0 also adds support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Active Directory integration, as well as featuring a redesigned user interface for simplified management.

"Sophos Anti-Virus for small business is very easy to use - itfs practically self-sufficient as it manages and updates itself and that gives me peace of mind and the time to spend on other tasks," said Kamran Razvan, CEO for Click & Pledge, a company that enables charities and non-profit organizations to receive online donations. "Sophosfs technical support has been very responsive and that has certainly contributed to the overall experience."

Some key benefits of Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.5 include:

  • Protects against known and unknown viruses, spyware and adware
  • Locks out hackers with client firewall (including support for Windows Vista)
  • Defends Microsoft Exchange servers from malware, spam and phishing attacks (including support for Exchange 2007)
  • Protects both Windows and Mac desktops, laptops and file servers (including support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard)
  • Automatically updated against latest security threats - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Easy to install

Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.5 is backed up with rapid automatic updates direct from SophosLabs requiring no user intervention. Small businesses can benefit from up-to-date protection, with hourly updates, that do not impact network resources. In addition, Sophos includes unlimited 24/7 telephone, email, and online technical support to ensure that expert help is available whenever a customer needs it.

"Smaller organizations face a particularly unique security challenge in that they are vulnerable to the same threats as enterprise companies, yet have smaller budgets and fewer resources to protect themselves," said John Stringer, product manager for Sophos. "Small businesses need a cost-effective, simple-to-use product that can automatically manage and update itself, with the minimum of interaction. Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.5 is designed specifically to meet that need, while providing industrial-strength protection."