WWF Australia and South Pacific select Sophos for anti-virus
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection today
announced that the Australia and Pacific regions of WWF (formerly
known as the World Wide Fund for Nature) have each contracted for
more than 100 licences of Sophos Anti-Virus to protect their
computer systems against the threat of computer viruses.
WWF Australia will deploy Sophos Anti-Virus across its
headquarters in Sydney and branch offices in Melbourne, Canberra,
Darwin, Brisbane and Perth to replace an assortment of five other
anti-virus products, while WWF South Pacific's deployments will be
in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and The Cook
"WWF has offices throughout Australia and Sophos offers a
comprehensive anti-virus solution which is flexible enough to suit
the varying demands and capacities of our geographically diverse
locations," said Tomi Strugar, IT Manager with WWF Australia.
"Our computer networks hold vital information about
environmental research and endangered species, and policy documents
and confidential membership details. WWF recognises that a reliable
anti-virus package is a crucial part of our total security policy
framework," Strugar continued.
Atin Khatri, IT administrator for WWF South Pacific agreed,
saying, "From an administrator's perspective, Sophos is the best
anti-virus software on the market, not least because of its
simplicity and manageability."
WWF's technology steering group selected Sophos Anti-Virus to
enable the Australian and the South Pacific offices to more easily
manage their networks and reduce time consuming activities through
centralised administration in each region. In addition, with
automated and centralised management of Sophos Anti-Virus, WWF can
be assured that the implementation and associated licencing will
always be kept up-to-date.
WWF is a highly respected organisation at the forefront of
conserving biodiversity world-wide, with 200 offices in 40
countries. Australia and South Pacific are the latest regions in a
global agreement under which Sophos provides anti-virus protection
"Sophos will protect WWF from computer viruses and other
destructive malware, so that it can concentrate on protecting
living species in the world around us," said Stuart Palmer,
managing director at Sophos Anti-Virus Australia and New Zealand.
"With high profile viruses such as BugBear and the threat of
viruses in the wild showing no sign of slowing, it is essential for
any business or organisation to have a security policy in place
that combines anti-virus software with safe computing