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27 oct. 2005

Sophos ZombieAlert named as finalist in Information Management 2005 Awards

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Sophos has been named as a finalist in the IM2005 Awards.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has announced that its ZombieAlert™ service has been nominated for this year's Information Management 2005 Awards, in the category of "Information Security Product Award".

The Sophos ZombieAlert service identifies "zombie" computers on an organization's network. Zombie computers are infected machines that give control to unauthorized and remote users, allowing them to send spam from the computer or to launch email-based Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks against websites.

"Sophos's global network of threat analysis centers, provides around the clock visibility into new and emerging threats, including compromised computers. Sophos ZombieAlert service gives organizations the opportunity to remedy the situation and clean their systems," said Graham Cluley, senior technnology consultant for Sophos. "We're delighted to have our innovation in this area to be named as a finalist for these prestigious awards."

"Sophos is the first vendor we know of to offer an on-the-fly alert service that advises organizations that they are being used to host zombies," said David Ferris of Ferris Research when the service was launched in July. "This service is unique and very timely. I would anticipate that competitors would soon follow suit."

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 1 December. Over 1000 finalists, press, sponsors and guests were present at last year's award ceremony.

About the Information Management Awards

The Information Management Awards are the premier European recognition of excellence and innovation in the management of business information. They are the showcase for success stories. The awards recognise those companies who have demonstrated the vision and business skills to implement leading-edge technology projects to reap real business benefits, and to develop ground-breaking innovative products. The awards publicly acknowledge companies as industry leaders.

À propos de Sophos

Plus de 100 millions d’utilisateurs dans 150 pays ont retenu Sophos comme la meilleure défense du marché contre les menaces complexes et les risques de pertes de données. Régulièrement primées, ses solutions intégrées de sécurisation et de protection des informations sont simples à déployer, à administrer et à utiliser, et offrent le coût global de possession le plus avantageux du marché. Elles permettent le chiffrement des données, la protection des systèmes d’extrémité, la sécurisation du Web et de la messagerie et le contrôle d’accès réseau, avec le support permanent des SophosLabs, le réseau mondial de centres d'analyse des menaces de Sophos.

Les sièges sociaux de Sophos se trouvent à Boston, États-Unis et à Oxford, Royaume-Uni. Pour en savoir plus, consultez notre site www.sophos.fr.