Sophos selected by intY to drive MailDefender

Sophos Press Release


Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, has announced that its virus scanning technology will power MailDefender, the internet-level anti-virus service from intY Ltd, Bristol.

MailDefender runs at the internet gateway and, using Sophos Anti-Virus, can be configured to scan all inbound and outbound email for more than 70,000 computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

If a virus or suspicious attachment is detected the sender, intended recipient and system administrator can be notified - depending on customer specification - and can decide whether or not to accept the email. If rejected, the email is held for thirty days before being destroyed.

"Sophos Anti-Virus is the obvious choice for this service because of its confirmed 100 percent detection rates and effortless integration," said intY's managing director and email and internet expert, Mark Herbert. "We have a long-standing relationship with Sophos and are confident that our mutual success is set to continue."

"Security is climbing further up the agenda and customers are demanding more from their solutions providers," said Mark Forrest, sales and marketing director for Sophos Anti-Virus. "The MailDefender service provides an effective defence against email-borne viruses - one of the main security threats faced by businesses today."

In addition to Sophos technology, MailDefender also includes intYscan, intY's own intelligent heuristic analysis package. intYscan checks all email and attachments after they have passed through the Sophos engine, adding a further level of protection.

What is intY

intY Ltd is a leading supplier of Internet and email services and an authority on virus scanning. Its two server appliances offer unrivalled technology and service. The intY access server, which is sold through a channel of accredited partners, is an ideal managed service for SMEs offering full email and Internet services, security and full technical support. The second brand, the ExoServer Internet server appliance secure and robust Internet gateway for a network. It contains all the technologies a company needs in a single cost effective solution.

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