Miami-Dade Public Schools has switched from McAfee to Sophos.
Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today
announced that Miami-Dade Public Schools has selected Sophos to
protect 90,000 desktops and 50,000 email accounts from spam,
viruses, worms, spyware and potentially unwanted applications for
the next four years. The district will also utilize Sophos
Professional Services to ensure that the switch from its legacy
McAfee solution to Sophos is accomplished seamlessly.
After more than a year of evaluating numerous security
solutions, Sophos was selected as the best choice for the district
based on breadth of coverage; speed of detection; better computer
performance; the size, speed and frequency of updates; a simplified
console; superior detection technology; and the quality of Sophos's
"Throughout the evaluation, Sophos was enormously attentive to
our needs and requirements," said Thomas Sims, director, network
services, Office of Information Technology at Miami-Dade County
Public Schools. "In the end, we decided to invest in Sophos based
on its exceptional level of service and expertise; simplified
management capabilities; and proactive, multi-tier protection
across our entire district."
"We are pleased to have been selected by one of the most widely
recognized school districts in the United States to provide
comprehensive security at the endpoint and gateway," said Mark Hatton,
president of Boston-based, Sophos. "Sophos is committed to
providing flexible, reliable and centrally managed solutions that
is consistent with the district's needs."
Security eliminates known and unknown threats, providing
scalable, proactive protection across laptops, desktops and
servers. Simplified, centralized management provides comprehensive
control, while proactive detection technologies, small rapid
updates, and round-the-clock support combine to reduce the cost and
complexity of securing business networks.
Sophos PureMessage provides
integrated gateway and messaging protection from spam, viruses and
spyware. It scans all inbound, outbound and internal email messages
and includes threat reduction technology to protect against new or
unknown email-borne threats.