Sophos Anti-Virus and IT Direct at Lloyd's insure against computer viruses

Sophos Press Release


Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection is partnering with IT Direct at Lloyd's to provide anti-virus software to more than 250 of the Lloyd's of London Market companies. This relationship sees IT Direct at Lloyd's providing Sophos Anti-Virus as part of its wide portfolio of technology products and services.

Bob Blatchford, MD of IT Direct, said "It is our aim to ensure that every one of the Lloyd's Market companies has access to best-of-breed software and service at a competitive price. Our customers have requested the addition of Sophos Anti-Virus to our range due to its reputation for reliability and after-sales support."

"IT Direct is seen as the channel of choice for Lloyd's Market companies," said Mark Forrest, sales and marketing director at Sophos Anti Virus. "This reputation makes it an ideal partner for Sophos - both companies are in the business of providing quality solutions to corporate users."

IT Direct has enhanced its website to include its Volume Licence Arrangements, enabling customers to order Sophos Anti-Virus licences online.

Lloyds Market companies range in size from those with ten or less employees to those with more than 7,500 employees, representing all areas of the insurance market.

About IT Direct at Lloyd's

IT Direct at Lloyd's delivers benefits to Lloyd's Market Companies and Communities of Users through negotiating volume licensing and volume purchasing agreements to yield significant economy of scale benefits for community members. IT Direct's commitment to service has been endorsed with a high level of customer loyalty.

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