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.
Sophos fights Adware through partners
By Lilia Guan on Apr 24, 2006 2:57PM