Asthma Foundation

"The assistance from Connecting Up means we have security software that cuts down the amount of spam we receive [and] it always picks up viruses or potential problems for us. This saves us a lot of time and hassle."

— Matthew Green, Asthma Foundation of SA

Australians Breathing Easier Thanks to Asthma Foundation and DonorTec

Asthma is the second-most common cause of hospitalization in South Australia, but thanks to the Asthma Foundation of SA, many residents are breathing easier. The foundation provides information education and training about asthma and related chronic respiratory conditions. It also advocates for government policies and promotes research. The foundation's Asthma Community Support Program visits schools, workplaces, sports organizations, and other venues to teach asthma sufferers how to safely manage their condition. 

Through DonorTec, the product donation program of TechSoup Global Network partner Connecting Up Australia, the Asthma Foundation of SA acquired Sophos security software. The Sophos Endpoint Security & Control and Email Security & Control bundle protects the foundation's computers both in the offices and during on-site visits. The foundation has a large database containing important information about the organization and its clients. It's vital that the information be protected from potentially destructive viruses and security breaches. The Sophos software ensures that the information is secure and never used inappropriately. It also protects the organization's server from access by unauthorized users.

The Asthma Foundation of SA saved both time and money by requesting the software from Connecting Up Australia. Funding for the community-based programs and training come mostly from donations, and the organization can do a lot more for the community by saving money spent on software.