Sophos expert addresses IDC security conference on zero day protection

Sophos Press Release
Michael Argast
Sophos's Michael Argast is discussing zero day protection at the conference.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, today announced that Michael Argast, Global Head of Sales Engineering, will be presenting a paper about zero day protection at IDC's annual Security Conference on 14 September 2005.

Argast, who has over a decade's experience working in the field of network security and has helped some of the world's largest organizations define and implement information security policies, will be describing the latest rapidly evolving threats and how businesses can best protect themselves.

Financial motivation has driven virus and spam writers to join forces to produce campaigns that co-ordinate virus, spam, phishing and spyware attacks. Sophos believes that as the volume and variants continue to increase, so must the sophistication of tools and methods of content filtering at network gateways.

Sophos's Genotype™ technology uses forensic analysis to identify suspicious patterns and characteristics that are unique to either a virus family or a spam campaign. By analysing these Genotype patterns, Sophos reduces exposure to new unidentified threats and unwanted content.

With security remaining one of the main issues for IT professionals, IDC's security conference will focus on addressing corporate concerns such as regulatory compliance, spam, threats, and identity management. The conference will host talks about the latest technologies and services, security strategies and practices, as well as showcasing how a number of companies have implemented technology to secure their networks.

The conference will be held at the Radisson Portman Hotel in London on 14 September 2005. More information is available on IDC's website. Sophos is a Platinum sponsor of IDC's Security Conference 2005.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at