Sophos Protects Ann Summers Against Virus Threat

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that Ann Summers, the UK’s unique passion and fashion retailer, has selected its award-winning software to protect Ann Summers’ corporate network against malicious code. The deal covers all Ann Summers’ sites in the UK and will protect computer users against the hundreds of new viruses emerging each month as well as over 73,000 viruses, Trojan horses and worms already in existence.

In addition to providing the highest levels of virus detection, Ann Summers also chose Sophos Anti-Virus on account of the superior levels of customer support accompanying every licence sold.

“We want to spend our time growing our business, not worrying about the security of our IT systems,” said Mike Pedley, IT support manager at Ann Summers. “After careful consideration of the solutions available we chose Sophos – not just for the product – but for the 24 hour/365 days a year customer support. Any virus related questions we have, we can trust Sophos to provide the answer.”

“Virus infections can mean data loss or destruction and can severely damage a company’s reputation,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus. “We are happy that Ann Summers has chosen Sophos to help diminish this risk.”

About Ann Summers
Ann Summers is the UK’s unique passion and fashion retailer on the high street, party plan, mail order and the Internet. With a gross annual sales turnover of over £64 million, the Ann Summers Group ranks as one of the most successful and profitable private companies in the UK.

About Sophos
Sophos is one of the world’s largest specialist developers of anti-virus software. Headquartered in the UK, its products are sold and supported through a global network of subsidiaries and partners in more than 150 countries. Sophos solutions are specifically designed to protect businesses and organisations from virus attack. The company’s products are widely deployed by large corporations, banks and governments.

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