BOSTON–April 23, 2007–Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today announced that Miami-Dade Public Schools has selected Sophos to protect 90,000 desktops and 50,000 email accounts from spam, viruses, worms, spyware and potentially unwanted applications for the next four years. The district will also utilize Sophos Professional Services to ensure that the switch from its legacy McAfee solution to Sophos is accomplished seamlessly.

After more than a year of evaluating numerous security solutions, Sophos was selected as the best choice for the district based on breadth of coverage; speed of detection; better computer performance; the size, speed and frequency of updates; a simplified console; superior detection technology; and the quality of Sophos´s technical support.

"Throughout the evaluation, Sophos was enormously attentive to our needs and requirements," said Thomas Sims, director, network services, Office of Information Technology at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. "In the end, we decided to invest in Sophos based on its exceptional level of service and expertise; simplified management capabilities; and proactive, multi-tier protection across our entire district."

"We are pleased to have been selected by one of the most widely recognized school districts in the United States to provide comprehensive security at the endpoint and gateway," said Mark Hatton, president of Boston-based, Sophos. "Sophos is committed to providing flexible, reliable and centrally managed solutions that are consistent with the district´s needs."

Sophos Integrated Solutions:
Sophos Endpoint Security eliminates known and unknown threats, providing scalable, proactive protection across laptops, desktops and servers. Simplified, centralized management provides comprehensive control, while proactive detection technologies, small rapid updates, and round-the-clock support combine to reduce the cost and complexity of securing business networks.

Sophos PureMessage provides integrated gateway and messaging protection from spam, viruses and spyware. It scans all inbound, outbound and internal email messages and includes threat reduction technology to protect against new or unknown email-borne threats.

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. 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 www.sophos.com

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