Free Sophos protection for Macs now on FB
By Digital News Asia April 16, 2013
- Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac available as free download from Sophos website and Facebook AV Marketplace
- AV Marketplace is a destination for more than one billion users to ensure they’re safe: Facebook
SOPHOS has 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 noted in a statement.
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, the company said.
It is available as a 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.”
“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. 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.