Sophos and Corrupt Files

Christopher Hicks chicks at CHICKS.NET
Thu Feb 6 16:49:15 GMT 2003

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Julian Field wrote:
> At 22:24 05/02/2003, you wrote:
> > > From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> > > I would hope Sophos and I are in a position to be able to help each other.
> >
> >They may consider you to be competition, though.  When we were getting
> >together our anti-virus solution this time last year, they said "buy
> >SAVI from us, and we'll give our mail gateway for it for free".  But,
> >instead, we went with mailscanner.  It wasn't a loss for them in our
> >case, because they would have been giving it to us for free ... but
> >how many sales for their mail gateway have they lost because you have
> >a free thing in a similar market niche?  (and theirs might not do spam
> >stuff)
> I would hope that I made them more sales in extra SAVI licences than I cost
> them in lost MailMonitor sales. But maybe not :-)

When I was talking to them and telling them that we were interested in
using sophos in conjunction with mailscanner, their sales people didn't
seem to have any trouble saying good things about mailscanner and the
mailscanner-sophos combination.  Of course their educational pricing would
have eaten about 30% of the IT budget for some of the small educational
orgs I was hoping to use it for, so it never worked out.


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