Microsoft and Sophos join forces

Sophos Press Release

Sophos has joined forces with Microsoft to provide anti-virus software and information to businesses over the Millennium holiday period.

Microsoft has chosen to partner with Sophos as part of its commitment to helping customers prepare their PC environments for the year 2000 by providing free information, resources and tools.

"The Millennium is a time for celebration, but viruses don't go on holiday any day of the year", said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus, "There's a lot of confusion about the Y2K bug and computer viruses and we are happy to inform people that they are very different issues. Virus protection is important, and needs to be in place every day of the year, including the holiday season".

Sophos has recently published a paper, "Is there a Y2K virus problem?" which dispels the myths and hysteria about the year 2000 virus threat and provides sensible, authoritative advice.

A fully-working evaluation version of Sophos Anti-Virus can be downloaded here.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at