Alliance & Leicester places trust in Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Press Release

Alliance & Leicester has chosen to renew its contract with Sophos Anti-Virus

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Alliance & Leicester, one of the UK's major financial services groups, has chosen to renew its contract with Sophos Anti-Virus to protect its servers and workstations from over 68,000 computer viruses, trojans and worms.

The Alliance & Leicester has been using Sophos Anti-Virus since 1995, and the software is deployed throughout the organisation. Sophos Anti-Virus currently defends 7,000 computer users within the Alliance & Leicester Group from virus attack.

"After an initial evaluation process Sophos Anti-Virus proved itself to be the product best suited to our needs," said David Peel, head of service delivery for the Alliance & Leicester. "We cannot run the risk of infection; the Sophos solution has continued to provide the reliability, protection and superior level of support that we require."

"Computer viruses have the potential to cause significant damage so efficient protection is a must," said Mark Forrest, sales and marketing director for Sophos Anti-Virus. "We are naturally delighted to be the preferred choice of the Alliance & Leicester Group once again, and believe that their loyalty illustrates the commitment we show to all Sophos customers."

About The Alliance & Leicester Group

Alliance & Leicester is one of the UK's major financial services groups. It offers a broad range of financial services to personal, commercial and small business customers. Alliance & Leicester has been a member of the FTSE 100 index of leading shares since converting from its original mutual building society status in 1997.

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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 www.sophos.com/company.