Higher Ed systems to market Sophos Anti-Virus products
SYDNEY -- Higher Ed Systems (HES), the software and services
company owned by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee
(AV-CC), has announced a new deal for universities looking to
upgrade their anti-virus software.
HES has joined with Sophos Anti-Virus, one of the world's
leading anti-virus software specialists, to offer their virus
protection software to the education marketplace.
"Sophos Anti-Virus is one of the world leaders in anti-virus
software," Mr John Murgatroyd, Chief Executive Officer of HES,
says. "Because Sophos Anti-Virus is designed around the concept of
providing virus protection on networks, it offers technical
benefits in installation and management, as well as a simple
"Combining this with very affordable pricing for the educational
community, HES can offer university IT administrators a deal which
will provide them with a technically superior product and save them
both time and money."
Sophos Australia is also delighted to be associated with
"Sophos Anti-Virus is strong in the educational market in other
countries, especially in the UK, where it is the leading anti-virus
software vendor to schools, colleges and universities," Sophos
Australia's Managing Director, Richard Baldry, says.
"We are aiming to be the leader in educational anti-virus within
the next few years, and see a channel partnership with HES as being
critical to our longer-term success in address the school, TAFE and
Sophos Anti-Virus protects more than 100,000 seats within the
Open University of the UK, and software and signature updates can
be rolled out across the various networks in about 10 minutes!
Higher Ed Systems (HES) is a wholly-owned, not-for-profit
subsidiary of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee.
Its primary role is to partner higher-education institutions in
the identification, acquisition and deployment of innovative
solutions in management systems and learning technologies and to
provide ongoing value-added support.
HES has a successful record in providing a range of major
business solutions to the higher education sector. It leverages the
collective power of the sector to achieve prices and outcomes that
institutions would generally not be able to achieve on an
HES also provides professional services for vendors and
customers through the management of product user groups, with
representation from licencees and associated users.