University of the Western Cape chooses Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Press Release

NetXactics, the Southern African distributor for Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that the University of the Western Cape has chosen Sophos Anti-Virus to defend the University's servers and workstations from the over 75,000 computer viruses, Trojans and worms in existence.

The University of the Western Cape chose Sophos Anti-Virus after an extensive evaluation of the many anti-virus solutions available in the market, since it was found to best meet its needs.

"With our 5000 users and dual Microsoft and Novell server platforms, we needed a product that operated and updated seamlessly across all our platforms", commented Anver Natha, Network Services Manager, at the UWC.

"The product is simple to implement on multiple platforms, no unnecessary bells and whistles that make other products an administrative energy waster," continued Ian Stamp, UWC's System Engineer. "Technical support is of the highest level, a different class to any other anti-virus product that I have used."

"We are delighted the University of the Western Cape has joined the long list of companies, organisations and educational establishments to have selected Sophos Anti-Virus to protect their systems from malware attack," added Brett Myroff, CEO of NetXactics. "The students of today will be the managers and decision-makers of tomorrow, so it is especially important to us that they are familiar with the world-beating solutions available from Sophos."

Sophos Anti-Virus has a strong record of protecting against the latest viruses and is regularly verified for its detection capabilities by independent testing bodies such as those from the ICSA, West Coast Labs and AV-Test.Org.

About NetXactics

NetXactics is a South African-based company, focused on the provision of security solutions. It is the sole distributor in Southern Africa for Sophos, one of the leaders in the provision of anti-virus software for the corporate environment, and for Australian-based WebSpy Ltd, formerly Livingstone Group, and the developers Internet Access Management applications. For more information, visit NetXactics at

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