GE Completes Agreement for Sophos's Integrated Security & Control Solution

    Sophos to Provide Centrally Managed Network Access Control, Anti-Virus
and Firewall Protection to Company that is Synonymous with Innovation

    BOSTON, June 5 /CNW/ - Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control,
today announced that GE, one of the world's most recognized brands, has
completed an agreement to begin deploying Sophos's Security & Control solution
beginning in 2007.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Sophos may be deployed on up to 350,000
endpoints (laptops, desktops and servers) throughout the world and within
every division of the company.

    Seeking to improve manageability and reduce costs that arise from
managing multiple solutions, GE will introduce Network Access Control (NAC),
as well as anti-virus and client firewall protection that will provide IT
administrators with the convenience and simplicity of the Sophos Security and
Control solution.

    "Companies want a single integrated agent that handles all aspects of
endpoint security on each PC. Other vendors offer security suites that are
little more than a bunch of separate applications bundled together, all vying
for resources on the user's computer," said Steve Munford, CEO at Sophos.
"Enterprises tell us that the tide has turned, and the place for NAC and
integrated security is at the endpoint."

    For information on the Sophos Security & Control Solution, visit

    About Sophos

    Sophos is a world leader in IT security and control. Sophos offers
complete protection and control to business, education and government
organizations - defending against known and unknown malware, spyware,
intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse and uncontrolled network
access (NAC). Sophos's reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect
more than 100 million users in more than 150 countries and are procured
exclusively through channel partners. Through over 20 years' experience and a
global network of threat analysis centers, the company responds rapidly to
emerging threats and achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction in
the industry. Sophos is a global company with headquarters in Boston, MA, and
Oxford, UK. For more information on Sophos, visit

For further information:

For further information: Racepoint Group Heather Ailara, 781-487-4650 or Sophos Jennifer Torode, 781-494-5885

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