Schools, colleges & universities to benefit from special
education pricing scheme
SYDNEY - Sophos, world leader in networked anti-virus solutions,
believes you are never too young to practise safe computing.
To this end, it has launched an Australia-wide scheme aimed at
delivering and supporting extremely cost-effective anti-virus
software solutions for schools, colleges and universities. The
flexible scheme involves one-, two- and three-year educational
- Multiples of up to 250 PCs or Apple Macintosh systems (primary
and secondary schools)
- Multiples of up to 1000 PCs or Macs (secondary and technical
- Unlimited usage (for universities and other large educational
The scheme can also be extended to include all educational
facility staff (at work and home) and students at home who need to
access central systems and databases, or email assignments and
classwork into participating institutions.
"Our plan is to provide the world's best networked anti-virus
software at prices all educational facilities can afford," Sophos's
Australian Education Sales Manager, Derek Conibear, says. "Sophos
Anti Virus software will be loaded onto all email and file servers
in an effort to make all computing and communication as virus-free
Sophos's Australian move follows the successful launch of the
scheme last year in the UK.
"Schools, colleges and universities in that country are taking
up our offer with gusto," Conibear says. "Our biggest educational
customer to date is the UK's Open University, with 200,000 users --
almost 25,000 of them outside the country.
"The Open University had previously used the Dr Solomon's
anti-virus software, but switched because of Sophos's extremely
competitive pricing, and because of deteriorating levels of service
and support following Network Associates International's (McAfee)
buy-out of Dr Solomon's."
Sophos is currently embarked on a direct marketing campaign
aimed at converting and protecting Australian educational