Sophos protects South African Bureau of Standards

Sophos Press Release

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

NetXactics, the Southern African distributor for Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has renewed their Sophos Anti-Virus license for a further year.

Sophos is used nationally to protect all the servers and desktops in the mixed Novell and Citrix environment at SABS. In addition, SAVI (Sophos Anti-Virus Interface) integrates seamlessly with their Novell GroupWise email application using GWAVA (GroupWise AntiVirus Agent) as an email scanner.

"It is essential that all of our offices are able to communicate effectively and that the data we maintain is not compromised. SABS is also implementing SABS ISO/IEC 17799 at the moment. This is an information security management system that, when implemented effectively, ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of both vital corporate and customer information. Virus protection is a key component of this system," commented Mr Jakkie Pretorius, Network Specialist at the SABS. "Our priorities include fast and effective protection combined with accessible technical support. NetXactics together with the Sophos products best fulfilled these needs, and hence our decision to renew our licenses for another year."

"Sophos is designed as a pure network product," said Brett Myroff, CEO of NetXactics, "Thus, there is no problem in deploying and maintaining Sophos at SABS in their mixed WAN-connected Novell, Citrix and Microsoft environment."

"As Sophos only requires a small footprint, negligible resources are required for the software and the update size is kept extremely small," concluded Myroff. "Sophos is ideally suited to this type of network architecture".

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

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