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Why Sophos is best
Sophos Anti-Virus has been designed for
large networks to provide the highest level of protection
while minimising overheads and system administration. It is
updated every month to protect your entire operation securely
and economically with the latest virus intelligence. It is
also backed up by a highly qualified support and virus
research team 24 hours a day.
That's why Sophos Anti-Virus is chosen
and trusted by hundreds of thousands of security professionals
around the world.
Efficient virus detection
Sophos Anti-Virus is recognized as one
of the world's leading anti-virus products, receiving industry
certifications and winning many awards. Sophos Anti-Virus has
been awarded ICSA
Certification and the VB 100% award for its
top quality virus detection.
Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV) takes a
radically different approach to on-access virus detection,
avoiding the need to scan every file every time it is
accessed. When a user attempts to access an unknown item, SAV
carries out an automatic virus check. If the item is certified
virus-free, its checksum is added to a list of authorised
items and the user is free to access and re-access it without
restriction. Subsequent virus checks are only carried out if
the object is modified, e.g. due to the presence of a virus.
As Sophos Anti-Virus' on-access
detection rates matches its on-demand detection, there is no
need to enforce lengthy scheduled scans when users log on.
Sophos Anti-Virus is a multi-platform
solution supporting virtually any combination of the following
clients and servers:
Digital Unix/Alpha (Compaq Tru64 Unix/Alpha)
Windows for Workgroups
Sophos Anti-Virus contains powerful
management tools so that the software can be installed,
configured and updated from a single point. Protection of an
entire network is automated and requires no user intervention.
Sophos Anti-Virus also features centralised reporting of virus
Technical support - 24/7
Sophos provides all its customers 24
hour telephone support 7 days a week 365 days a year. When you
call Sophos, you speak directly to one of our qualified
technicians, without a voicemail loop to go through, and
without spending long periods on hold.
Unlike many of our competitors, we don't
offer different levels of support to different customers.
Everyone who calls us receives the same professional response
at no additional cost.
Round the clock protection
Sophos Anti-Virus works round the clock
to ensure that virus infections are intercepted before they
cause damage. Every time a user runs any program or accesses a
floppy disk, CD-ROM, email attachment or Internet download, it
is automatically checked for viruses, without any user
Sophos incorporates the detection and
disinfection of about 300 new viruses every month. Updates are
shipped on the first Monday of the month after undergoing a
rigorous beta testing process.
Updates are available on CD-ROM or they
can be downloaded from our website.
Sophos is one of the few manufacturers
to use its own virus engine developed in-house. We and we
alone are responsible for the engine maintenance. As we
incorporate the new virus identities into our engine, we don't
have to worry about whether it will cope with them each month
- and nor do you.
A solid investment
In addition to the purchase price, using
anti-virus software requires expensive staff and network
resources. Sophos Anti-Virus has been designed to minimise the
cost of ownership.
Sophos Anti-Virus is licensed in
competitive price bands and features a range of management
tools to ensure installation, configuration and updating can
be carried out quickly and efficiently.