NERCOMP (North East Regional Computing Program), today announced
that is has partnered with Sophos, a leading provider of integrated
threat management solutions, to extend discounted pricing of 50% to
NERCOMP members, representing an additional 20% savings from
Sophos's customary educational discount. These benefits are
extended to Sophos's enterprise-class product line that includes
protection for each entry point on the network. In addition to
discounted software, Sophos will provide security training for
NERCOMP members, as well as opportunities for interested member
schools to participate in beta-release programs.
Sophos's worldwide spam and virus analysis monitoring centers,
SophosLabs™ is focused on rapidly evolving threats like viruses,
spam, phishing, spyware and other malware, providing both proactive
and rapid solutions for all Sophos customers. Sophos uses forensic
analysis called Genotype™ detection technology to identify
suspicious patterns and characteristics that are unique to either a
virus family or a spam campaign, allowing organizations to further
reduce exposure to unidentified threats and unwanted content.
Sophos was also one of the first companies to attain spyware
certification and now analyzes and protects against more than 500
new spyware samples every month.
In order to participate in this agreement, member schools must
purchase a minimum of 100 user licenses. Server licenses are priced
individually. Members can obtain more information and purchase
Sophos solutions through Software House International (SHI).
Interested parties should contact Barbara West of SHI at (508)
799-5433 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NERCOMP agreement and the end-user license, including
specific pricing will be available shortly in the member area of
the redesigned NERCOMP website. In the meantime, members may
request copies of these agreements from SHI directly.
Members can also inquire about this unique program by contacting
Vendor/Licensing Committee Chair, NERCOMP Board of Trustees, Jon
Shannon at (413) 498-3680 or via email at: email@example.com.
In addition, NERCOMP's Sophos representative, Don Landers, can
answer more specific questions about Sophos products and services.
Landers can be reached at (781) 973-1249 or toll-free at
(866)-866-2802 and via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Software House International
Software House International, SHI, is a global procurement
outsourcing company and leading business-to-business solution
provider. We can fulfill orders for over 100,000 hardware and
software products, offer a full menu of services and carry
authorizations as an IBM Business Partner, a Lotus Notes Premium
VAR, a Microsoft Certified Partner and a Novell Gold Reseller,
among others. On the web at: www.shi.com.
NERCOMP is one of the largest and oldest regional consortia
advancing innovation and effective application of technology in
support of education. It is uniquely positioned to provide quality,
low-cost professional development its 220 members in the
Northeastern United States and Canada. NERCOMP workshops and
conferences bring together peer experts to discuss the use and
management of computers, networks, telecommunications, and
information technology in libraries, education, academic research,
and administration. In addition, these events give provide members
the opportunity to meet colleagues, network, and take away new
ideas. NERCOMP is on the web at: www.nercomp.org.