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Sophos Endpoint Security, managed from one console, simplifies administration

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against computer threats, has
announced the availability of its new integrated security solution, Sophos Endpoint
Security. Protecting the desktops, laptops and servers of organisations from intrusion,
as well as blocking known and unknown malware, spyware and adware, it can manage
dozens to tens of thousands of clients from a single console.

Sophos Endpoint Security features Sophos Anti-Virus 6.0, which has been enhanced to
protect Windows systems against adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs),
as well as viruses and spyware. In a recent
Sophos web poll of more than 300 business PC users, 94% stated they wanted anti-
virus protection to contain integrated adware protection.

This security offering also includes the Sophos Client Firewall, which stops zero-day
attacks and prevents intrusion by stealthing protected computers to make them invisible
to hackers. Designed for enterprise deployment, the firewall also stops internet and
network worms with port blocking, while filtering and controlling unauthorised application

Further bolstering Sophos Endpoint Security is the central management system,
Enterprise Console 2.0, allowing administrators to deploy, manage and report on all
endpoint security from a single console. By dramatically reducing security management
overheads, Sophos's new Enterprise Console 2.0 ensures minimal impact on network
and system resources, while simplifying IT security policy creation and enabling rapid
response to emerging threats. Highly scalable, it can cater for the largest, most complex
networks - facilitating the management of tens of thousands of computers. In addition,
this easy-to-use console enables remote disinfection and clean-up of adware and

"With the rise of blended threats, there is an increasing need for integration between
individual endpoint security components in order to reduce the cost and time associated
with managing point products," said Brian Burke, research manager at IDC. "Sophos's
endpoint security solution simplifies the complexity associated with managing multiple
security solutions, while at the same time increasing the effectiveness of protection."

New Sophos Anti-Virus 6.0 also provides enhanced end-user quarantine features that
provide superior end-user control. This industry-leading security software integrates with
Cisco NAC to prevent unprotected computers from joining the network, and supports 64-
bit versions of Windows 2000/XP/2003. As with previous versions, Sophos Anti-Virus
6.0 also provides frequently and automatically updated protection against viruses,
worms, Trojans and spyware across a wide range of operating systems.
Leading hotel chain, Kempinski Hotels is using this new version of Sophos Anti-Virus to
defend its endpoints.

"This new version of Sophos Anti-Virus integrates protection against serious threats
such as viruses, spyware and hackers with the ability to block of potentially unwanted
code like adware," said Jan Popovic, manager, Central Systems at Kempinski Hotels.
"Having central management of so many features simplifies my job of securing a
complex network across multiple sites. The quarantine function is particularly well
thought out, as it allows us to manage potentially unwanted applications and computer
threats separately from one easy-to-use interface."

"Sophos aims to make complex security issues simple to control," said Steve Munford,
CEO at Sophos. "Straightforward management and policy enforcement is key to
protecting an organisation - it's as important as the quality of the security software. A
central management console that displays up-to-the-minute status of all machines on a
network is good, but if it can also deploy, update and customise security policies, it's

Sophos Endpoint Security is supported by the company's unrivalled technical support,
which is available 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. More information on Sophos
Endpoint Security is available at

About Sophos
Sophos is a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, protecting against
known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam and
policy abuse for business, education and government. Headquartered in the UK,
Sophos's reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect more than 35 million
users in more than 150 countries. Through 20 years' experience and a global network
of threat analysis centres, the company responds rapidly to emerging threats - no matter
how complex - and achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry.

About Renaissance Contingency Services
Renaissance provide industry leading IT Security solutions from a galaxy of first class
suppliers, thus contributing to its position as Ireland’s premier IT security distributor.
Established in 1987, the first provider to offer an anti-virus solution in Ireland over 18
years ago, Renaissance has built its reputation in the Irish market place, by offering
leading edge market technologies and excellent service to its extensive network base.
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Michael Conway
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Renaissance Continuity Services
Tel: 01 280 9410

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