Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses
against viruses and spam, today announced that it has joined the
Network Appliance(tm) partner program as an Advantage Partner. This
announcement follows on Sophos's agreement to provide Sophos
Anti-Virus solutions for customers using NetApp® storage systems.
Sophos's industrial strength virus protection technology enables
system administrators to safeguard all stored data from the very
latest viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware.
As a NetApp Advantage Partner, Sophos will continue to develop
joint security products with Network Appliance as well as
participate in select shared marketing and sales activities.
"We are looking forward to working with Network Appliance for
future product development," said Phil Wood, Sophos Anti-Virus
product manager at Sophos. "Through this partnership, we will
complement NetApp storage systems with our award-winning anti-virus
software to maximize each other's industry-leading technology.
Given our common expertise in understanding the needs of
network-based solutions, it makes sense to join our capabilities to
benefit our respective customers."
Sophos Anti-Virus for NetApp storage systems protects critical
business data by scanning regularly for viruses and other malicious
software. In order to provide a higher level of performance,
Sophos's solution scans at the storage level rather than the user
level to improve file access speed. Sophos anti-virus is optimized
for all NetApp storage systems running the Data ONTAP(tm) operating
system and can administer remote scans through any Windows
NT/XP/2000/2003 computer. Sophos for NetApp storage systems can
also be configured to update automatically to reduce the load on IT
administrators while ensuring the most up-to-date network
About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and
application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software
development kits, technical support, training, certification,
product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers
benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that
are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on
the NetApp Partner Program is available here.