Anti-Virus, one of the world's largest developers of corporate
virus protection, has announced that its award-winning anti-virus
software is being deployed by the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Association (AVCGA) to protect its computer systems in 60
operational bases located throughout Australia.
The AVCGA's network provides vital support, co-ordination and
back-up for over 147 radio bases, 89 rescue boats, 63 flotillas and
4 fixed wing aircraft. Sophos's best-of-breed virus protection
technology and round the clock technical support ensure that the
AVCGA's emergency communications remain free from virus threat.
"Up until now, we have had difficulty in establishing an
effective anti-virus programme," said Chris Gillet, National
Commodore for the AVCGA. "We are relied on 24 hours a day to keep
the 20 thousand kilometres of Australian coastline safe. The
integrity of our computers is vital to the efficiency of our
operations and so we demand extremely high standards of
round-the-clock anti-virus protection. We know we can always rely
on Sophos Anti-Virus."
Sophos Anti-Virus is currently expanding its existing operations
in Australia with a new virus laboratory situated in Sydney.
The Australian Volunteer Coastguard Association, staffed
entirely by volunteers, was formed in 1961 to promote safety in the
operation of small craft. Australia is the world's biggest island
and 90% of the population live within 120km of the coast. The AVCGA
monitors the marine distress frequencies and patrols the waterways
assisting the public and responding to distress calls when they
occur. For more information visit http://www.coastguard.com.au.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.