Sophos launches new anti-virus software for Intel-powered Macs

Sophos Press Release

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has announced the latest version of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X. The new offering provides complete protection against all known threats on the Apple Macintosh operating system, and includes support for the new Intel Duo processor powered iMac and MacBook Pro products.

Available in English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish language versions, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X, version 4.7 allows users to perform on-demand scanning of files and folders, while its on-access scanner intercepts file accesses and protects against all types of malware, including non-Mac viruses, providing a multi-layered defence against threats.

"It is important that Sophos continues to offer the highest level of virus protection to all Mac users, particularly given the recent introduction of new Intel-based products," said Phil Wood, product manager for Macintosh products at Sophos. "Companies will now be able to use the same version of Sophos Anti-Virus, irrespective of the type of Macs deployed."

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X enables automatic updates for all desktops, whether they are located within the office or on the road. In addition, third-party developers producing anti-virus or security products for Mac OS X are able to integrate Sophos virus scanning technology into their products in the same way that OEMs and system integrators have done on Windows and Unix platforms.

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