Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today
announced the availability of Sophos MailMonitor for SMTP to detect, report and
disinfect viruses in email sent via the internet's standard
protocol for email communication.
MailMonitor for SMTP scans all email before it reaches the SMTP
server. If the email is virus free, it is passed to the server. If
virus infection is detected, the email can be quarantined, deleted
or disinfected. MailMonitor can also alert administrators,
recipients and senders to infected email if required.
According to ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation,
over 80% of all computer viruses enter an enterprise via email
"More viruses travel via internet email than ever before,
underlining the importance of placing effective protection at your
organisation's gateway," said David Mitchell, product manager for
Sophos MailMonitor. "MailMonitor for SMTP adds to Sophos's
impressive product set to provide the very highest level of virus
protection for SMTP servers."
MailMonitor for SMTP incorporates Sophos's innovative virus
detection technology and can protect organisations against over
68,000 computer viruses, worms and trojan horses. The high quality
of Sophos's anti-virus protection has been consistently confirmed
by independent testing bodies such as the ICSA, West Coast Labs and
Virus Bulletin; convincing evidence of Sophos's ability to defend
organisations against virus attack.
MailMonitor for SMTP is available for the Windows NT/2000 and Linux/Intel platforms.
About MailMonitor for SMTP
MailMonitor for SMTP:
- Features real time scanning of email to and from an SMTP
- Detects viruses in compressed attachments ZIP, ARJ, RAR, GZIP,
LZH, TAR and CMZ archives
- Detects and disinfects viruses in attachments in incoming and
- Can automatically alert administrators on receipt of virus
infected email. Senders and recipients of infected email can also
- Comes complete with continual virus protection updates from the
Sophos website, and product updates and upgrades delivered on CD
ROM 12 times a year