Sophos fights Adware through partners

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Sophos fights Adware through partners

Security vendor Sophos will tackle Adware for the first time with an updated version of its anti-virus software, available to resellers in May.

Security vendor Sophos will tackle Adware for the first time with an updated version of its anti-virus software, available to resellers in May.

David Higgins director of sales at Sophos, said Adware - or advertising-supported software, doesn’t pose much of a problem at a consumer level.

However at a coporate level, it takes away a company's right to decide what goes on its network.

“Adware automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after software is installed on it or while the application is being used,” said Higgins.

“If you are a corporation without control over what is downloaded onto a network—there could be serious security implications.”

Higgins said the company would make no changes to its existing channel program, except for a few minor updates.

“They [resellers] prefer partner programs to remain consistent, so we have decided our programs will remain the same year-in-year out,” he said.

Higgins said channel partners receive an upfront discount of 10 to 25 percent on products purchased, dependent on training and certification level.
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