Sophos Touts Free Antivirus for Mac Success, Explains Why it's Free
Article by George Norman
On 12 Nov 2010
Some Mac users may not admit to this, but the simple truth of the matter is that they need to protect their computer from various security threats just like Windows users need to. As of this month Mac users have a new security software solution they can use to keep malware at bay – Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition. Offered free of charge, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus application that’s easy to install, easy to use, doesn’t hog system resources, and offers high-grade protection.

Senior Technology Consultant with Sophos, Graham Cluley, has come out to tout the success of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition. As he explained, the security software solution has been downloaded “hundreds of thousands” of times by users all over the world.

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Graham Cluley has provided another interesting piece of information – the reason why the application has been released free of charge by Sophos, company that specializes in providing antivirus, anti-spam, spyware removal software, network and internet security, data protection, and computer security solutions. Here’s what he had to say:

“So, why are we giving it away for free to home users? Well, I thought that would be obvious. It makes people think we're cool and gets our name out there. That should help us sell even more software to businesses. In other words, it's all about brand awareness. It's pretty cool that you can benefit at home from us wanting to raise our brand awareness.”

By choosing Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition you do not get an application that constantly nags you to get a paid version of another Sophos-developed application. You get an application that provides a properly good level of protection and doesn’t ask for anything in return.

What you don’t get is the same level of support as paying Sophos customers get. For support you can use this support forum. Post your question there, and someone knowledgeable enough will potentially be able to help you.

If you would like to learn more about Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition and perhaps download the antivirus application, just click here.



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