Enterprise Manager combines automatic and on-demand updates to
improve corporate protection
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today
announced the launch of Enterprise Manager, the first
product in the next generation of Sophos Anti-Virus administration
tools. Enterprise Manager provides automatic distribution of the
very latest virus protection updates and Sophos applications as
well as offering on-demand updates.
Using Enterprise Manager, network administrators can specify the
time and frequency of scheduled automated downloads. These
automatic updates can take place as often as hourly and, combined
with Sophos's rapid response to new virus threats, provide the very
highest level of protection. The tool can also perform updates on
demand, putting administrators in full control of their corporate
anti-virus protection. Enterprise Manager uses proprietary
technology to ensure that files have not been corrupted since they
were issued by Sophos.
"Enterprise Manager can be installed and configured in minutes,"
said Mark Laister, product manager at Sophos. "Enterprise Manager
builds on, rather than replaces, your existing anti-virus
procedures, and even though it can be set up to operate entirely
automatically it does not need dedicated hardware or database
servers. Best of all, it does not require every computer in your
network to update 'live' from an external website. This is a
scaleable solution which does not require users or administrators
to click anything. It's a must for busy IT managers."
Enterprise Manager downloads both the most recently issued virus
identities and Sophos software from a dedicated corporate website,
ensuring that even during periods of heavy web traffic updates via
Enterprise Manager continue to arrive at the scheduled time.
About Enterprise Manager
- Contacts the Sophos databank website at set times and downloads
- Downloads and distributes new virus identities and product
- Offers automatic and manual distribution of Sophos software
- Deploys specified Sophos software to servers and workstations
on the network.
- Allows the administrator to specify and schedule what is
- Transfers only the necessary files to avoid sending duplicate
data across network links and to reduce bandwidth usage.
about Enterprise Manager