Sophos malware protection now available to HP Integrity server customers

September 16, 2009 Sophos Press Release

Boston - September 16, 2009 - IT security and data protection vendor Sophos today announced that its industry-recognized anti-malware technology, Sophos Anti-Virus, will be offered free for one year to HP Integrity server customers who select Sophos for comprehensive protection against the latest viruses and other malware threats. Unlike many vendors' anti-malware solutions, Sophos supports all platforms that run on HP Integrity servers1 - UNIX, Linux, Windows and OpenVMS - in one all-inclusive license.

"We are pleased to offer Sophos Anti-Virus to HP customers to help them proactively protect their Integrity servers against the latest malware threats," said Mike McGuinness, senior vice president, worldwide sales and field operations at Sophos. "With support for the broadest range of platforms, including all HP Integrity servers, customers who select Sophos Anti-Virus will benefit from complete, easy-to-manage, cross-platform malware protection from a single vendor solution."

"Customers need to protect their servers against today's emerging threats while reducing the complexities of frequent software updates," said Lorraine Bartlett, vice president of marketing for Business Critical Systems at HP. "HP Integrity servers running Sophos anti-virus software help customers cost-effectively manage infrastructure security, mitigate their risk and concentrate on driving business growth."

Sophos's global network of threat analysis centers, SophosLabs™, analyzes more than 40,000 new suspicious files everyday and consistently creates and delivers threat protection updates around the clock. Sophos uses unique technologies, such as Behavioral Genotype® Protection, that expedite detection and block unknown malware without waiting for specific detection to be made available.

To qualify for this one year free Sophos Anti-Virus offer, HP Integrity server resellers and their customers must register here using a provided promotional code and valid HP Integrity Server serial number.

Sophos Anti-Virus is backed by 24x7x365 technical support that is available at no additional cost. HP Integrity server customers who require or prefer enhanced support beyond the standard phone, email and web support can upgrade to Premium support at a fixed price.

1HP-UX 11i v1, v2 and v3 on Itanium, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and OpenVMS 8.3 on Itanium.