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Sophos Appoints New Auckland ISP Business Partner

  • 07 September, 2004 09:20

<p>Network Service Providers Limited to guard its business customers' email communications against computer virus attack</p>
Sydney and Auckland – 07 September 2004</p>
<p>Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has appointed Auckland-based Network Service Providers Limited (NSP) as an ISP Business Partner.</p>
<p>Under the agreement, NSP will use Sophos Anti-Virus to guard its business customers' email transmissions (or systems) from attack by computer viruses, Trojan programs and other malicious software intrusions. Formed in mid-2002, NSP provides a full range of secure network and internet connectivity services and solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises.</p>
<p>Existing NSP customers that are using Sophos's advanced anti-virus protection include real estate leader CENTURY 21, Cardinal Freight Distribution, and national freight forwarding company Phoenix Freight.</p>
<p>Commenting on NSP's appointment as an ISP Business Partner, Rob Forsyth, managing director, Sophos Australia and New Zealand, said, "We're very pleased to have NSP on board as one of our business partners. Their track record in delivering secure business connectivity solutions is outstanding and we look forward to helping them ensure their customers operations are protected around the clock."</p>
<p>"We understand the value of strong business alliances," said Brent Larsen, General Manager, Network Service Providers. "We chose Sophos Anti-Virus for its excellent product design and because it was a perfect fit for our business. Sophos's 24x7 technical support was a major consideration in our decision.</p>
<p>"Our customers are already benefiting from highly secure and rigorous Sophos Anti-Virus protection, ensuring they maintain a competitive and safe edge."</p>
<p>Commenting on her organisation's use of Sophos Anti-Virus, Treena Drinnan, Franchise Manager, CENTURY 21, said, "Our services are provided through some 60 widespread locations and are usually time critical and mostly deal with highly confidential personal and financial information. Ensuring our email messages are protected at all times is vitally important and with Network Service Providers, we have placed our trust in Sophos Anti-Virus.</p>
<p>"Sophos has delivered excellent results, protecting our email messages and helping our business maintain a well respected reputation."</p>
<p>Notes for Editors:</p>
<p>About Sophos.
Sophos is a world leading computer security specialist, developing anti-virus and anti-spam software. Sophos is headquartered in the UK and protects more than 25 million users across all types of organisations, including small- to medium-sized businesses, large corporations, banks, governments and educational institutions against viruses and spam. The company is acclaimed for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and protection in the industry. Sophos's products, backed by 24 hour support are sold and supported in more than 150 countries.</p>
<p>Sophos's regional head office for Australia and New Zealand is in Sydney and hosts one of the company's three Computer Virus Research and Development Laboratories to provide global support services.</p>
Rob Forsyth ( is available for comment:
+61 417 234 176 (mobile)
+61 2 9409 9100 (tel)
+61 2 9409 9191 (fax)</p>
<p>Sophos's press contact at Gotley Nix Evans is:
Michael Henderson (
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mobile)
+61 2 9957 5575 (fax)</p>

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