Sophos is to offer IT protection to Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.
The hospital has selected Sophos' Enterprise Security and Control to protect 3500 staff accounts from malware and spam messages. It reviewed its entire network security infrastructure and upgraded protection for desktops, laptops, file servers and mobile devices with Sophos's Endpoint Security and Control following the implementation of the ES4000 email and WS1000 web appliances.
Karl Kroger, senior technical support specialist at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, said: “From an efficiency point of view, it was vital that we deployed a simple, easy to use but comprehensive solution. Having had a good experience with Sophos endpoint protection software, the common interface with the additional gateway products means that all our security is now controlled in a much more intelligible way.”
Andrew Bradshaw, vice president at Sophos UK, said: “In recent months, the UK has suffered from a number of high-profile data breaches involving public and government authorities. It's important that all organisations realise the severity of a compromised network, which threatens public confidence and potentially serves up sensitive information to hackers.
“With more sophisticated security threats on the rise, institutions such as Ipswich Hospital would do well to protect each layer of their network with simple, yet powerful solutions."