Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware to Provide Additional Anti-Virus Protection to Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways

February 14, 2011 Sophos Press Release

Global IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced that Juniper Networks has integrated Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware into the Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways for the Branch to protect customers proactively from viruses, spyware, and Trojans. The integration will be available with the Junos® operating system 11.1 release, Q1 2011.

Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware draws from up-to-date intelligence from SophosLabs™, a global network of threat analysis centers, through cloud look-ups of URLs and checksums that deliver effective protection against real world threats, including traditional viruses and infected Websites, with minimal impact on unified threat management (UTM) performance such as CPU, memory, and storage.

"We are pleased to partner with Sophos to provide our customers a cloud-based anti-virus option for Juniper's SRX Series Services Gateways for the Branch," said Karim Toubba, Vice President of Product Market and Strategy, Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks. "The Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware service provides customers a solution that is seamlessly integrated with the SRX Series, continuously protecting customers from viruses, spyware and Trojans."

In 2010, SophosLabs analyzed 95,000 pieces of malware every day, nearly doubling the number of malware pieces tracked in 2009. This accounts for one unique file every 0.9 seconds, 24 hours per day, each day of the year. Additionally, compromised legitimate websites can introduce malware and scams. In fact, SophosLabs analyzes 30,000 new malicious URLs every day—approximately one every two to three seconds and up to 70% of these are legitimate websites that have been hacked or compromised by cybercriminals.

"Juniper Networks has an extraordinary track record for developing comprehensive enterprise security and control solutions for businesses of all sizes and scope - removing the complexity without sacrificing performance or limiting end users' business productivity," said Michael Rogers, Vice President of Global Alliances and OEM at Sophos. "The security landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, which makes it more challenging than ever before for businesses to protect against these increasingly sophisticated threats. With the integration of Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware intelligence, Juniper customers will benefit from an extended layer of security."

Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways provide the essential capabilities necessary to connect, secure, and manage enterprise and service provider networks, and consolidates security, routing, and switching services in a single device. Leveraging Sophos Live Protection Anti-Malware provides Juniper's SRX Series a lightweight solution that proactively and efficiently stops malware, including viruses, spyware, and Trojans at the gateway and in many instances, block threats that traditional endpoint security suites do not catch, with a minimal impact on system performance (CPU, memory, storage). By using an innovative blend of on-the-box and in-the-cloud techniques to spot threats, users can have a great, responsive networking experience without sacrificing threat coverage or accuracy.

Visit Sophos at the RSA® Conference 2011 in San Francisco, CA on February 14-17 at booth 1817.