Mission to provide free anti-virus, malware software to home users

The British-based Sophos Group has launched an initiative to provide home users with free commercial-grade anti-virus software. The ambitious project is to be undertaken on a global scale. It will be supported in South Africa by Duxbury Networking, a local Sophos distributor.
The project, intended to expand awareness for the Sophos brand, promote interest in Sophos’ professional security software and demonstrate product functionality, will be backed at end-user level by Duxbury’s country-wide corps of accredited resellers and dealers.
Sophos, which develops products for communication endpoints, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management, began producing its first antivirus and encryption products in 1985. Today it is a respected global vendor, listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Ross Anderson, Sophos Product Development Manager at Duxbury Networking, says Sophos, which provides a broad range of solutions, including firewalls, endpoint solutions and wireless options for all market sectors, has recently expanded its reach to include security solutions – under the Sophos Home banner — targeted at the domestic market.
“Designed to protect Mac and Windows PCs in the home from malware, viruses and access to inappropriate websites, Sophos Home also features URL filtering and web-based category monitoring. The software uses the same award-winning Sophos-engineered technology that IT professionals trust to protect their businesses,” he says.
Anderson adds that the Sophos Home range will be made available on a no-cost, basis to approved home users who are invited to contact a Duxbury-accredited reseller in order to register for the free offer.

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