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London, 5 May 2005, INSL and Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, have formalised their long standing relationship, and announced that Sophos virus scanning will become an integral part of INSL’s managed email service, SpheriQ.

SpheriQ is a comprehensive email content management solution that incorporates a number of anti-virus, anti-spam and content management tools alongside a flexible policy management solution. INSL chose to partner with Sophos because of its proven technical competence and impeccable record at the forefront of virus detection and protection, together with its geographical reach and extensive language capabilities.

Sophos is widely recognised as one of the leading suppliers of anti-virus and anti-spam services, and is a trusted global provider of integrated security software. With offices and partners in 150 countries, Sophos protects more than 35 million users.

Brigitte Brun, business development director for SpheriQ, said: “This partnership is an important step by both organisations to address a wider audience through mobilisation of our channel partners, by focussing on email content filtering products, messaging and managed services. The integration of Sophos anti-virus tools with SpheriQ will considerably enhance the service offered to our customers.”

“Email remains a significant vector for viruses, Trojans and other security threats,” said Richard Baldry, Head of Strategic Alliances at Sophos. "Partnering with INSL gives customers the confidence that these threats are being thoroughly filtered before they reach the mailbox, significantly reducing the risk and impact of outbreaks and the loss of confidential information."

This relationship comes as part of INSL’s continued commitment to its channel partners.

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About INSL
INSL is a security and network specialist, established in 1997 to deliver high quality services to leading UK businesses. It has grown consistently since then and now supports customers across the globe.

The company provides a range of consultancy and technical services. These are, focused specifically on email content and security; perimeter network security; security monitoring; desktop support services; expert resource supply; security risk management; and payment systems security.

INSL has its headquarters in Oxfordshire, which is also home to its primary Operations Centre. Operational and managed services are run out of data centres in the UK and mainland Europe. In 2002 the company opened its London office following its merger with Concise Group.

About Sophos
Sophos is a world leading computer security specialist, developing anti-virus and anti-spam software. Headquartered in the UK, the company produces solutions tailored for businesses of all sizes - from small enterprises to global corporations. Sophos is acclaimed for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and protection in the industry. The company's products are sold and supported in more than 150 countries and protect more than 35 million users. Visit for more information.

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