Sophos and Sandvine Partner to Deliver Network-Based Anti-Virus Solution

Lynnfield, MA/Waterloo, Ontario – Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus solutions, and Sandvine Incorporated, developer of innovative network-based products and solutions for service providers, today announced a partnership that will allow service providers of internet access the ability to offer their residential subscribers network-based virus protection using Sophos’s powerful virus scanning engine.
With the number of viruses growing at 1,000 per month and the increasing speed with which they propagate, it is paramount that all internet users update their anti-virus software consistently. Service Providers will now be able to deliver network-based protection against viruses to its subscribers with Sophos’s anti-virus technology without the burden of manual updates. In the month of May 2002, Sophos Anti-Virus detected and protected users against 74,067 viruses.

“The Sandvine solution addresses a growing need within the service provider industry for billable services that are delivered with minimal infrastructure impact,” said Ralph Pisani, Jr., director of business development at Sophos Americas. “End users will benefit from a convenient and effective hosted anti-virus solution while service providers grow revenues – it’s a win-win situation for all involved.”

“Sophos has earned its place in the anti-virus industry with its excellent detection rates, performance, incomparable customer support and its dedication to virus research and development,” said Tom Donnelly, VP of sales and marketing at Sandvine. “Its easily integrated anti-virus interface, which is adaptable with other security applications such as firewalls and content filtering, made Sophos the clear choice for Sandvine.”

About Sandvine
Sandvine develops innovative network-based products and solutions that help service providers deploy profitable new IP services. Sandvine gives service providers the ability to offer their subscribers network-based, value-added services in addition to basic Internet access. As well, Sandvine solutions offer network and operational efficiencies that reduce a service provider’s ongoing costs. For more information, visit

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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