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Guy Degrenne chooses Sophos solution to protect against viruses

Sophos : 03 April, 2009  (Application Story)
After suffering a Conficker outbreak, French manufacturer Guy Degrenne chose Sophos Endpoint Security and Control to clean up its systems and protect against further outbreaks
IT security and control firm Sophos has announced that French table and kitchenware company, Guy Degrenne, has selected Sophos to defend its networks against Conficker and future security threats. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control has been rolled out across 320 machines and servers.

Having suffered a Conficker outbreak, Guy Degrenne's existing solution failed to clear up the infection. Understanding the seriousness of the situation and in an attempt to protect the remaining uninfected PCs on the network, the organisation quickly looked to adopt a new solution to fight the problem.

The simple-to-use management functionality of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control enabled quick configuration of the solution and the Conficker virus was rapidly cleared up after deployment, with the assistance of Sophos's technical support team. Guy Degrenne was able to prevent a total breakdown in external communications which would have been detrimental to its business.

'In terms of security, the reactivity of technical support - both via telephone and on-site - is vital, especially when a crisis occurs,' said Jean-Pierre Montaut, IT Manager, Guy Degrenne. 'I am able to verify firsthand the exceptional reputation of Sophos's products and first-rate support.

'Even though the contract was not yet signed, an initial intervention - followed two days later by the arrival of an on-site team - allowed for the installation and urgent deployment of the solution on all work stations,' continued Montaut. 'It was then possible to immediately identify the infected stations and to remediate them properly - which no other product had allowed. We had got to the stage where we were experiencing 1,200 work station infections per day - a figure that was almost eliminated following the deployment!'

'There has been a lot of panic over the potential impact of Conficker and all infected organisations should act fast in order to clear up any infections,' said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. 'While the hackers don't seem to have activated the Botnet yet, that's not to say they won't in the future. It's important for all organisations to continuously defend against any cyberattack, including Conficker, and this means ensuring security solutions and patches are up to date.'
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