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Facebook AV Marketplace Expands Internationally to Offer Sophos’ Free Anti-Virus for Mac

Sunil Choudrie, product manager, Sophos

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac addresses the growing concern about Mac malware, protecting home Mac

April 11, 2013 2:55 by



Dubai, UAE – April 11, 2013 – Sophos today announced that the free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is now available on Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages. The international Antivirus Marketplace connects individuals with free versions of IT security software from the world’s leading vendors.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac addresses the growing concern about Mac malware, protecting home Mac users from all threats in all versions, including the current version of the Mountain Lion operating system, OS X 10.8.3, as well as OS X 10.4-10.7. It is available for free download from both the Sophos website as well as from the Facebook AV Marketplace.

“The Facebook AV Marketplace is a destination for our more than one billion users to ensure they’re safe from the latest security threats,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, Facebook.”To help our users keep their hardware better protected, we’re pleased to offer Sophos software for those using Mac devices.”

“We continue to see significant global demand for our free antivirus tool. As Apple products grow in popularity, they’re increasingly attractive targets to hackers,” said Sunil Choudrie, product manager, Sophos. “By making this tool available on the Facebook AV Marketplace, we’re providing Facebook’s many Mac users with secure peace of mind—all of which is updated automatically.”

Sophos offers complete security solutions available in a variety of deployment options, all with simple setup and management. The company also offers several free solutions including the aforementioned Anti-Virus for Mac tool, Sophos Mobile Security and a UTM: Home Edition. For a complete list of these solutions, please visit here.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs – a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

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