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Sophos EM Reporter Highlights Virus Hotspots Inside Companies

  • 21 July, 2003 16:55

<p>Graphical reports help senior managers identify network weaknesses and take the lead in promoting anti-virus best practice</p>
Sydney, 21 July 2003</p>
<p>Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, today announced the immediate availability of EM Reporter, a new management tool for its Enterprise Manager suite. EM Reporter enables Sophos customers to generate management reports about virus alerts throughout their company.</p>
<p>EM Reporter processes and stores virus alerts generated by Sophos Anti-Virus, detailing every virus incident and giving a clear, tailored picture of the most vulnerable points on the network. By delivering instant graphical reports of viruses detected across Windows servers and workstations, there is no longer any need to spend time manually collating report logs.</p>
<p>"With Sophos's EM Reporter, the days of us manually collating virus reports are long gone," said David Hopkins, network systems support analyst at Provident Financial in the UK. "By being able to customise graphic-based reports as well as be alerted to any weakness in our network defences, Sophos EM Reporter is a welcome addition to the Sophos product suite."</p>
<p>Reports can be customised, giving staff full control of what information is included in the report, selecting from information such as the number of alerts by virus type, by location, by time period – hourly, daily, etc. – as well as full details of the virus itself.</p>
<p>"EM Reporter is just what security-savvy managers need to get on top of the virus threat," said Paul Ducklin, Sophos's Sydney-based Head of Technology, Asia Pacific. "EM Reporter is 'board friendly', letting senior managers take the lead in identifying and addressing virus hotspots in their company. We want to see anti-virus best practice promoted by the board and vigorously adopted by all users, instead of just being rules imposed arbitrarily by the techies in IT."</p>
<p>EM Reporter is part of the Enterprise Manager suite, which enables businesses to keep Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows updated automatically with the very latest anti-virus protection. For more information visit:</p>
<p>About Sophos:
Sophos is the largest specialist developer of anti-virus software and protects more than 20 million computer users against virus attacks, worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in the UK and offers its products through a global network of subsidiaries and certified partners in more than 150 countries. Sophos products, backed by award-winning 24-hour customer support, are deployed by all types of organisations, including small- to medium-sized businesses, large corporations, banks, governments and educational institutions.</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>
Paul Ducklin ( is available for comment:
+61 407 320 515 (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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