Sophos, the world leader in integrated corporate anti-spam and
anti-virus protection, today announced that the National
Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) has deployed
Sophos PureMessage for protection against spam and computer
NATA plays a key role in Australia's standards and conformance
infrastructure, providing an important mechanism for improving the
business efficiency and competitiveness of Australian industry in
international and national markets. NATA is the peak authority in
Australia for the accreditation of inspection bodies and testing
facilities. The association also offers specialised training,
information and support services.
NATA's IT Manager, Steven Darlow, said spam had become a major
issue for the organisation with senior executives' email inboxes
becoming choked with spam on a daily basis.
"It had reached the point where spam was accounting for well
over 60 per cent of all email traffic coming into our email
servers. This was unacceptable and was forcing our executives into
wasting their time dealing with the issue at an inbox level,"
"Sophos PureMessage has had an immediate impact. The software is
stopping more than 90 per cent of unwanted email before it gets
into the organisation and we are currently refining the parameters
and expect an even higher rate of detection."
Sophos PureMessage is a comprehensive, flexible email management
solution which enables businesses to take greater control of their
email traffic by not only providing powerful anti-spam and
anti-virus protection, but also taking the next step with advanced
policy enforcement tools.
The Sophos PureMessage software is protecting NATA's 180 users
at the email gateway, stopping spam and computer viruses at the
network boundary. NATA has deployed Sophos PureMessage on a Compaq
server running FreeBSD.
Darlow said that Sophos's integrated anti-spam and anti-virus
protection, multi-platform functionality and central administration
were the key differentiators in NATA's decision for PureMessage. He
also praised Sophos's technical support team for their
professionalism and advice in implementing the system.
Sophos's managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Rob
Forsyth, said that PureMessage provides an ideal email management
platform for businesses wanting to stop spam and viruses at their
network boundary, while providing advanced policy enforcement tools
to help ensure intellectual property remains protected and
compliance standards maintained.
"We're very pleased to be helping NATA overcome its spam and
computer virus issues while ensuring they maintain the highest
levels of technical competence and excellent reputation among their
members and international peers."