Sophos launches new suite of it security solutions for small businesses

Sophos announced the availability of its new integrated security solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The launch of the product coincides with research discovering that most small businesses are failing to adequately protect themselves from malicious attack.

Sophos Security Suite provides an all-in-one defence against threats on Windows and Mac computers, laptops and servers. The software has been designed specifically for smaller organisations that lack technical expertise to quickly and easily protect their businesses against today’s increasingly complex security risks.

In September 2006, Sophos questioned over 540 small businesses, and found that a staggering 64% were not updating their anti-virus software in a timely manner to protect against the latest malicious virus and other malware threats.

Sophos Security Suite combines protection against viruses, spyware, adware, spam and unauthorised intrusion – in one easy to install package that requires no technical expertise to install. Crucially it requires no user intervention to keep up-to-date as frequently as every ten minutes, and for the first time it integrates the benefits of an host intrusion prevention system (HIPS). Sophos’s HIPS technology, Behavioral Genotype Protection, examines computer programs before they run and identifies malicious patterns and characteristics to identify and block unknown malware. This combination of behavioural analysis and automatic updates ensures SME networks are safe and secure, even in the face of new and unknown threats.

The product also includes Sophos Client Firewall, which stops application hijacking and prevents intrusion by hiding desktops and remote computers from hackers, and is supported by Sophos’s unrivalled technical support, which is available 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.

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