Sophos and The Messaging Architects partner to offer virus scanning to GroupWise users

Sophos Press Release

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Lynnfield, MA - Sophos a world leader in corporate anti-virus solutions and The Messaging ArchitectsTM, leading manufacturer of products that secure, accelerate and enhance Novell's GroupWise, today announced a partnership that will offer its GWAVATM (GroupWise Anti-Virus Agent) customers increased protection against email-borne viruses through Sophos's dependable anti-virus technology.

Under this agreement, GWAVA customers will be given the option of selecting Sophos Anti-Virus for virus scanning to work in conjunction with its other features such as attachment blocking, content filtering and anti-spam. GWAVA scans not only messages coming in from the Internet, but also messages sent and received within one's domain.

"Offering GWAVA customers an anti-virus solution that provides dependable virus scanning is crucial, especially when the threat of viruses continue to increase," said Charles Nguyen-Huu, client communications manager for The Messaging Architects. "What attracted us to Sophos's technology was the company's dedication to research and development and its impressive reputation within the anti-virus industry for providing a first-rate product."

"GWAVA fulfills a critically needed layer of protection for GroupWise users and we are very pleased to partner with The Messaging Architects to bring comprehensive virus protection to its GWAVA users," said Ralph Pisani, Jr., director of business development for Sophos Americas.

About The Messaging ArchitectsTM

The Messaging Architects was formed with a vision towards helping GroupWise users to leverage and extend the investment they have made in their Messaging & Collaboration system. This vision turned into reality by launching a family of products that help Secure, Accelerate & Enhance GroupWise. From Anti-Virus to Instant Messaging to Address Book Agents, over 5,000 corporate and governmental accounts and millions of individual GroupWise end users work with The Messaging Architects products on a daily basis. For more information, visit

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