Microsoft and Sophos join forces

November 02, 1999 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.