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Sophos anti-virus and anti-spam for business OARNET October 13, 2004 Introductions Don Landers -- Sophos Senior Account Executive 1-781-973-1249 Today’s Agenda Company background State of the markets Anti-virus Anti-spam The Sophos solution Product overview

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  • Don Landers -- Sophos
    • Senior Account Executive
    • 1-781-973-1249
today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Company background
  • State of the markets
    • Anti-virus
    • Anti-spam
  • The Sophos solution
    • Product overview
  • Why Sophos?
who is sophos
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
real support and excellent service
Real support and excellent service


Sophos research labs and technical support

Sophos technical support

viruses becoming a spam problem
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
the future
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
spam a big problem
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
latest trends
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
Desktop, laptop and file server anti-virus protection
  • Scanning modes:
    • On-access
    • On-demand
    • Scheduled
  • Central notification and alerts
  • Auto-update
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
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
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
small business solutions
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

why sophos
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
global presence
Global presence

Sophos operations

Boston, USA

Mainz, Germany

Milan, Italy

Oxford, UK

Paris, France


Sydney, Australia

Vancouver, Canada

Yokohama, Japan

  • Questions?
  • Follow-up