Cobion integrates Sophos engine

Cobion is adding weight to its OrangeBox Mail 2.0 solution with the aid of Sophos. Users of the content security offering will now be able to plug in a virus detection engine from Sophos to further enhance e-mail security.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  September 17, 2003

Cobion is adding weight to its OrangeBox Mail 2.0 solution with the aid of Sophos. Users of the content security offering will now be able to plug in a virus detection engine from Sophos to further enhance e-mail security.

Cobion already offers Symantec and McAfee antivirus engines as optional extra for users of its all-in-one e-mail security product. However, integration with Sophos’ engine will further strengthen its appeal.

According to Cobion, Sophos’ engine will integrate seamlessly with its OrangeBox Mail 2.0 software and will then scan all incoming and outgoing mails for signs of viruses. Once this process is complete messages will be forwarded to users’ mailboxes.

Suspect or infected files will be quarantined, while spam mails will also be delivered to a separate folder.

“Today, e-mail is one of the most prolific methods for spreading viruses. The corporate sector is hit especially hard by viruses, annually suffering significant losses that include more than just material damage,” says Richard Baldry, Sophos head of strategic alliances. “For this reason, full-scale security for all IT infrastructure elements is crucial for businesses to function reliably. Working with Cobion means that we can contribute to the high level of virus protection received by OrangeBox users,” he continues.

“The unique characteristics of the Sophos virus detection engine successfully add to the functionality of our product and allow us to provide our customers with the highest possible level of protection against viruses,” says RenT Seeber, Cobion, CTO.

“Also, the reasonable pricing of this module makes it affordable to have an additional antivirus plug-in,” he adds.

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