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Title: Sophos antivirus and antispam for business


1
Sophos anti-virus and anti-spam for business
  • OARNET
  • October 13, 2004

2
Introductions
  • Don Landers -- Sophos
  • Senior Account Executive
  • 1-781-973-1249
  • Don.landers_at_sophos.com

3
Todays Agenda
  • Company background
  • State of the markets
  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spam
  • The Sophos solution
  • Product overview
  • Why Sophos?

4
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

5
Real support and excellent service
Key
Sophos research labs and technical support
Sophos technical support
6
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

7
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

8
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

9
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

10
Enterprise solutions
11
  • Desktop, laptop and file server anti-virus
    protection
  • Scanning modes
  • On-access
  • On-demand
  • Scheduled
  • Central notification and alerts
  • Auto-update

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  • 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

14
  • 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

15
  • 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

16
Small business solutions
Anti-virus and anti-spam protection for desktops,
file servers and email servers
  • Desktop and file server anti-virus protection

Email server anti-virus and anti-spam protection
17
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

18
Global presence
Sophos operations Boston, USA Mainz,
Germany Milan, Italy Oxford, UK Paris,
France Singapore Sydney, Australia Vancouver,
Canada Yokohama, Japan
19
Summary
  • Questions?
  • Follow-up
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