Singapore - Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for
businesses, will be introducing its new anti-virus product at the
MacWorld Expo on the 16-18 July.
While maintaining an outstanding defense against all known
viruses, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X builds upon earlier
versions of Sophos Anti-Virus for the Macintosh platform, including
new security features and an enhanced user interface.
Security features have been designed to assist system
administrators in a corporate environment: end-users can be
prevented from uninstalling Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X,
ensuring the computers remain protected 24 hours a day. As a user
accesses files, Sophos's patented on-access scanning technology,
InterCheck, transparently intercepts them to ensure that they are
free of all known viruses.
"We started using Sophos Anti Virus for the Mac and so far we
are very satisfied with the results," said Matthew Baile, Chief
Operating Officer for Lexibook Group, a French consumer electronics
company. "We have been using Lotus Notes for the past 10 years and
have always been able to maximise its capabilities, even when
running SAV for Mac. SAV for Mac OS X is equipped with an on-access
scanner, which has minimal impact on network performance. We are
delighted with the added security and functionality."
Third-party developers producing security products for Mac OS X
can now incorporate the Sophos virus scanning technology into their
"We are delighted to see this new Mac OS X virus solution. Data
security is of great importance to Apple customers, and the Sophos
API is a great way for other developers to add virus-scanning
functionality to their own products," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X offers comprehensive virus
detection and disinfection against Macintosh, macro and PC viruses.
It checks local hard disks, removable media and networks, operating
in on-access and on-demand modes. Its unique architecture
intelligently determines which files need to be virus checked with
a minimal performance overhead.
The product offers centralised installation, configuration,
updating and reporting, making it the preferred choice for
companies wishing to protect their entire enterprise.
"Sophos is proud to be offering this world-class anti-virus
solution to Mac OS X users and administrators," said Charles
Cousins, managing director for Sophos Anti-Virus Asia. "We know
that third-party developers will be delighted with the
opportunities to build virus-scanning into their own products."
The full release of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X will be
available in August on the Sophos website.