SOURCE: Marshal

November 27, 2007 09:01 ET

Marshal Extends Integration of Anti-Virus and Malware Protection at Email and Web Gateways

The Integration of Sophos Technology Delivers Enhanced Offering With Hosted Anti-Virus Engine, Extended to Detect All Types of Known and Unknown Threats on MailMarshal and WebMarshal

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Integrated email and Internet content security provider Marshal has today launched Sophos for Marshal, the fully integrated anti-virus and malware detection module for the gateway. Available immediately as an add-on module to MailMarshal and WebMarshal, Sophos for Marshal brings together the strengths of market-leading anti-malware solutions from Sophos and Marshal's highly acclaimed content security products to provide even more choice for Marshal customers.

"Sophos for Marshal represents the culmination of an ongoing collaboration between Marshal and Sophos to deliver a faster and more complete solution," said Bradley Anstis, vice president of Products for Marshal. "The new module provides even more choice to Marshal customers and it broadens our portfolio to deliver a truly integrated AV and malware module based on a single engine."

This version of Sophos for Marshal goes beyond mere malware detection by providing total protection at the gateway against all known viruses, spyware, worms and adware, as well as against any potentially unwanted applications (PUA). Innovative Genotype® and Behavioral® technologies are made available at the gateway level, better ensuring zero-day protection against known and unknown threats.

Major improvements have been achieved with the integration of Sophos within this Marshal solution:

--  The Sophos for Marshal module is now fully integrated with MailMarshal
    SMTP and WebMarshal.
--  Ease of installation: The new Sophos for Marshal module does not
    require any additional software to be installed.
--  This tighter integrated scanner uses a separate updating service for
    increased resilience and deeper integration into the Marshal user
    interfaces, such as the ability to see current scanner status and signature
    version of all installed scanners in the recent WebMarshal 6.0
    administration console.

The new integrated module not only offers Marshal customers more choice but also creates additional revenue potential for security resellers.

Peter Norman, vice president of Product Management and Corporate Development at Sophos, commented, "This collaboration with Marshal is an important one. We are confident that Sophos for Marshal will prove to be effective protection against both virus attacks and potentially unwanted applications (PUA)."

About Marshal

Marshal is a global leader in Content Security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven Email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and web against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than seven million users in 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.

Marshal is headquartered in Atlanta (USA) and London (UK) with further offices in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa), Houston (USA), Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand). More information is available at

About Sophos

Sophos provides solutions that enable enterprises all over the world to secure and control their IT infrastructure. Sophos's network access control and endpoint solutions simplify security to provide an integrated defense against malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications and policy abuse. Sophos complements these solutions with innovative email and web security products that filter traffic for security threats, spam and policy infringements.

With over 20 years of experience, Sophos's reliably engineered security solutions and services protect more than 100 million users in over 140 countries. Recognized for its high level of customer satisfaction and powerful yet easy-to-use solutions, Sophos has received many industry awards, as well as positive reviews and certifications. Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US, and Oxford, UK. More information is available at

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