Bloxx, the innovator in Web and email security and IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced an OEM partnership that will provide Bloxx customers with increased protection against harmful email- and web-based security threats using Sophos's award-winning anti-malware technology. By combining the real-time content filtering expertise of Bloxx with Sophos's advanced virus detection, the partnership provides organisations with improved protection against Web and email-borne malware.
"We chose to integrate the Sophoss threat engine into our products because of its high detection rates, ease of integration and proven robustness in the OEM industry, said Eamonn Doyle, CEO of Bloxx. "Security is a growing concern for our customers, so it is essential for Bloxxs email and Web filtering solutions to include the best anti-malware solution."
The Sophos threat engine will complement and enhance the existing levels of security inherent in Bloxxs email and Web filtering products, and will further enable Bloxx to provide some of the most effective and efficient content filtering solutions available on the market.
"Bloxxs real-time content analysis and categorisation technologies, such as Tru-View Technology, work well with Sophos's innovative proactive technologies, providing our joint customers with proven proactive content filtering and threat protection, said Arthur Robinson, EMEA Strategic Account Manager at Sophos.
This joint effort enables customers to reduce administrative and infrastructure costs by eliminating the need for a separate, dedicated gateway malware scanning platform. Additionally, the integrated solution can easily scale to meet increasing security requirements as an organisations needs evolve.
Robinson concluded: "Bloxxs selection of Sophos reinforces our level of leadership within the IT security industry. Together, the companies will provide clients with an easy-to-manage, integrated gateway malware defence system."
Headquartered in the UK with sales offices in Holland, the USA and Australia, Bloxx offers appliance-based Web and email filtering for medium and large organisations in both the business and public sectors. Bloxx has achieved unrivalled sales growth year-on-year to become a leading Web-filtering provider with an estimated 4 million+ users worldwide. Leading UK investment groups Archangel Investments Ltd and Braveheart Investment Group Plc have invested in Bloxx. For more information, visit www.bloxx.com
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com
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