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  1. Sophosanti-virus and anti-spam for business OARNET October 13, 2004

  2. Introductions • Don Landers -- Sophos • Senior Account Executive • 1-781-973-1249 • Don.landers@sophos.com

  3. Today’s Agenda • Company background • State of the markets • Anti-virus • Anti-spam • The Sophos solution • Product overview • Why Sophos?

  4. Who is Sophos? • Industry leading support services: • Global virus labs, 24 hours a day • Global technical support network, 24 hours a day • Represented in over 150 countries • Global network of technical partners

  5. Real support and excellent service Key: Sophos research labs and technical support Sophos technical support

  6. Viruses becoming a spam problem • Nine of the top ten viruses in June spread via email • It makes sense to block as much spam and as many viruses as possible at the email gateway

  7. The future • More mass-mailing Windows viruses, a la Sobig-F, Netsky, Bagle • More Backdoor Trojan horses opening the way for Remote Access Tools (RATs) • More viruses attempting to steal money and confidential information • More blended threats where viruses combine payloads and spreading methods

  8. Spam: a big problem • Sophos asked nearly 4,000 customers what they thought of spam: • 80% said the flood of spam makes them less productive • But 72% admitted they do not have anti-spam protection • Source: Sophos. 3731 respondents.Survey conducted Jan-Apr 2004

  9. Latest trends • More spam being sent than ever before • Legislation has failed to make any impact on the amount of spam being sent • 83% of spam uses content obfuscation to bypass less sophisticated anti-spam filters • New techniques to disguise spam are being discovered regularly

  10. Enterprise solutions

  11. Desktop, laptop and file server anti-virus protection • Scanning modes: • On-access • On-demand • Scheduled • Central notification and alerts • Auto-update

  12. Gateway email filtering software • Consolidated protection against viruses, spam and other email-borne security threats • Subscription software with inclusive 24/7 live support and automated anti-spam and anti-virus updates • Sophos PureMessage solutions • PureMessage for Unix • PureMessage for Windows/Exchange • PureMessage Small Business Edition

  13. PureMessage for Unix: • Offers any combination of anti-virus, anti-spam, and policy enforcement functionality • Scans SMTP email traffic in real time • End-user spam quarantine interface provides users with a real-time view and control over quarantine contents • Administrator and end user configured white and black lists • Delivers automatic notifications

  14. PureMessage for Windows/Exchange: • Anti-virus and anti-spam protection • Threat reduction • Quarantine or delete suspicious attachments • Disclaimers for outgoing messages • Scans Microsoft IIS, Exchange 2000 and 2003 email traffic in real time • Manages quarantined emails • End-user spam quarantine interface

  15. Small business solutions Desktop and file serveranti-virus protection Anti-virus and anti-spam protection for desktops, file servers and email servers Email server anti-virus and anti-spam protection

  16. Why Sophos? • Comprehensively protects against viruses and spam straight “out of the box” • Uses award-winning anti-virus and industry-leading anti-spam engines • Blends multiple techniques to identify spam • Computes a spam probability rating for each message – from 0% to 100% • Anti-spam rules are continuously updated by the Sophos anti-spam labs

  17. Global presence Sophos operations Boston, USA Mainz, Germany Milan, Italy Oxford, UK Paris, France Singapore Sydney, Australia Vancouver, Canada Yokohama, Japan

  18. Summary • Questions? • Follow-up