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New integrated computer security solution from Sophos

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Sophos, a world leader in IT security, has made available its new integrated computer security solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The announcement coincides with new research revealing that several small businesses fail to adequately protect themselves from malicious attack.

In September 2006, Sophos surveyed 540 small businesses and found that a staggering 64% were not implementing their anti-virus updates as they became available.

Designed specifically for smaller organisations, which lack in-house technical expertise, Sophos Security Suite provides an all-in-one defence against threats to Windows and Mac computers, laptops and servers, that is both easy to set up and manage.

Sophos Security Suite is backed by Sophos's unrivalled live technical support, which is available 24x7.

Sophos Security Suite combines protection against viruses, spyware, adware, spam and unauthorised intrusion in one simple-to-manage package.

Sophos Security Suite automatically updates every ten minutes without interrupting users and integrates with Sophos's Behavioral Genotype Protection, which identifies malicious patterns and characteristics in software programs of all types, and then automatically blocks them from running.

Sophos's combination of software protection, behavioural analysis and automatic updating ensures that customers remain secure, even against new and emerging threats. Sophos Security Suite delivers high proactive protection with low management burden, and has been backed with one of the world's technical support teams, located right here in Australia.

Bucking the trend to send technical and customer support roles offshore to lower-cost regions, Sophos has located its SophosLabs Asia Pacific research, development and technical support operations in North Sydney, one of four such facilities for Sophos globally.

The provision of live and local support services is an important consideration for small businesses, which are often under extreme time constraints to make a support call and often have only a limited understanding of computer networks.

Sophos Security Suite also features the Sophos Client Firewall, which stops applications and computers from being hijacked by hackers and spammers, as well as Sophos PureMessage for email gateway and messaging protection against spam, viruses and spyware.

The Sophos Control Center provides small business managers with a dashboard to remove adware and other unwanted applications on the network from a single location, as well as to quickly tackle any potential security concerns without the need for technical expertise. Sophos Security Suite is available immediately from Sophos's network of channel partners across Australia and New Zealand.


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