Allegro chooses Sophos to deliver best-of-breed anti-virus
protection to client corporations worldwide
WOBURN, Mass. - Allegro, the USA's fastest growing Internet
messaging service company and Sophos Inc., a world-leader in
network-based anti-virus solutions, today announced a licensing
agreement that enables Allegro's customers to benefit from Sophos's
unique SAVI technology
through the MailZone service package.
Allegro's MailZone is a web-based service that lets e-mail
administrators control the content, size and type of Internet
e-mail messages delivered to their system. Now, with SAVI, MailZone
customers have access to a powerful virus detecting technology that
can protect any corporate e-mail system.
"We chose to work with Sophos over its competitors because of
their exceptional scanning speed and accuracy," said Richard Bliss,
vice president of Marketing at Allegro. "When the Melissa virus
broke out on a Friday evening, we saw an immediate turnaround.
Every one of our MailZone customers were protected by the next
"Allegro's decision to work with SAVI provides a strong
endorsement for our expertise in the area of virus protection and
cleaning," said Richard Jacobs, president of Sophos Inc. "This
partnership fits nicely into Sophos's growth strategy to provide
best-of-breed anti-virus protection as an integrated part of other
high-end network services and products."
Through MailZone, SAVI scans for viruses on the Internet before
they even reach the customer's server, therefore preventing
MailZone protected companies from ever becoming infected. Once SAVI
is updated on the MailZone server, each one of Allegro's customers
is automatically protected. When a virus is detected, MailZone
immediately alerts both sender and receiver that the message
contained a virus.
"Using SAVI, we catch over 1,000 viruses per week," said Bliss.
"We have found that using SAVI has become a critical means by which
companies can securely connect to the outside world."
Allegro, a privately held company founded in April 1995, is one of
the nation's fastest growing Internet messaging service companies,
providing e-mail message management solutions for enterprises of
any size. For more information, contact the company at 6450 Poe
Avenue, Suite 416, Dayton, OH 45414, telephone: 800.209.6245, fax
937.264.7805 or visit the Allegro website at www.allegro.net.