Sophos malware scanning engine powers Optenet web and email security solutions

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has partnered with Optenet, a leader in enabling SaaS offerings and delivering on-premise security solutions, to provide proactive malware protection for Optenets web and email security solutions customers. Sophoss high-speed malware detection technology is now fully integrated across Optenets web and email security solutions Optenet WebSecure, Optenet MailSecure, and Optenet NetSecure. A single scan from the Sophos engine protects against viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and adware.  


SophosLabs - the blended intelligence behind all Sophos security technologies, including the malware scanning engine within Optenet email and web solutions - analyses 50,000 new malware samples every day. As todays threats are more sophisticated, targeted, and fast-moving, its critical to stop malware before a specific detection update can be released.  Sophos Genotype malware detection technology proactively blocks families of malware threats and analyzes the behaviour of the code before it executes, therefore protecting users from 90 per cent of unknown threats.
The web has become the biggest breeding ground for malware - every few seconds, legitimate websites are being compromised by cybercriminals looking to host their wares, said Francisco Martin Abreu, President and CEO at Optenet. The internet is an essential means for businesses to research, gather, and promote information via blogs and social networking sites, so its imperative that end-users are protected at all times.  The integration of Sophoss proactive malware scanning capabilities with Optenets web security offerings provides our existing and future customers the highest level of protection without impeding their end-users  browsing experience and productivity.
From the early stages of discussions, it was evident to both Sophos and Optenet that there was great potential to integrate our technologies, said Michael Rogers, Vice President of Global Alliance and OEM at Sophos. Optenet has extensive experience and knowledge working with ISPs and telecom operators and Sophos has long developed proactive security solutions built specifically for the enterprise.   Merging Optenets security capabilities with our unique malware protection was a natural fit.  
About Optenet
Optenet is a global IT security company providing high-performance security to service providers and large enterprises worldwide. With the largest ISP customer base and 12 years of experience, Optenet is a pioneer and global leader of enabling SaaS offerings  and delivering on-premise security solution. Its technology protects more than 100 million end users worldwide and is deployed globally at over 90 ISPs. Dedicated to protecting children by eliminating illegal content on the Internet, Optenet works with government and non-profit organizations to create a secure online environment for minors. For more information, visit
About Sophos
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, and network access control 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


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