AMP Turns up Network Protection with Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that the AMP Group has purchased a 10,000 user licence to protect its corporate network against over 75,000 existing viruses, worms and Trojan horses as well as the hundreds of new viruses appearing each month. AMP, the leading international financial services company, has deployed Sophos’s award-winning software in the UK and at other European sites.

AMP’s network solutions are coordinated and managed by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which has also administered Sophos’s implementation. After an extensive evaluation, Sophos was chosen on account of its certified detection rates, ease of use and flexible management tools.

“As a financial organisation the data we have on our systems is crucial to our success,” said Andy McHattie, IT Contract Services, AMP. “It is imperative that we are able to maintain accurate records and statistics, and also that we communicate efficiently with business associates and clients. We rely on Sophos to ensure our operations are not compromised by virus attack.”

“Organisations like AMP are increasingly placing their trust in Sophos as part of their security strategy,” said Jonathan Brooks, Global Sales Manager, UK at Sophos. “The experience we have in protecting corporate networks against malicious code means that we are ideally placed to address AMP’s needs, and those of businesses throughout the world.”

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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AMP is a leading international financial services company, focused on wealth management. The company ranks among the world’s top 100 public financial services companies and is a leading global asset manager, with more than 276 billion US Dollars in assets under management. It is also among the top 30 global life insurers, although less than 10% of AMP’s 55 billion US Dollars annual cash inflows now comes from life insurance.

Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading consulting and information technology (IT) services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic and operational results through the use of technology. The company’s success is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business challenges. Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to meet the individual needs of global corporations and organisations. With some 66,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of 11.5 billion US Dollars for the 12 months ended June 28, 2002. It is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

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