Industry Affiliations

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    StopBadware is a nonprofit anti-malware organization that makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites.

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    National CyberSecurity Association

    NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets. We are a Sponsor.

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    Cloud Security Alliance

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. We are a contributing sponsor of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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    National Information Security Group

    NAISG is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education of information security. Sophos, as a platinum sponsor, makes ongoing monetary contributions to this project and participates in monthly security discussions.

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    Security BSides

    The BSides is a community-driven event built for and by information security community members. Sophos, as a global sponsor, provides monetary, organizational and network support and coverage for several events each year.



    Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO)

    AMTSO is dedicated to helping improve the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware technology testing. AMTSO membership is open to industry-wide academics, reviewers, testers and vendors, subject to guidelines determined by AMTSO.

  • Anti-Phishing Working Group

    Anti-Phishing Working Group

    The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) focuses on eliminating the problem of phishing and email spoofing attacks by developing and sharing information about the problem and promoting the visibility and adoption of industry solutions. Membership in the group is open to qualified financial institutions, corporations, law enforcement agencies, public policy groups and solution vendors.

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    Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG)

    The Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) is part of the Internet Research Task Force, and focuses on the problem of unwanted email. The scale, growth, and effect of spam on the Internet generates considerable interest in addressing this problem. The purpose of the ASRG is to understand the problem and collectively propose and evaluate solutions to the problem.

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    Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC)

    We are a member of the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), a group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies.

    Composed of anti-spyware software companies, academics and consumer groups, the ASC seeks to bring together a diverse array of perspective.

  • AVAR


    The Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers is dedicated to preventing the spread and damage caused by computer viruses, and to the development of cooperative relationships among antivirus researchers in Asia.



    The Anti-Virus Information & Early Warning System (AVI-EWS) is more than just an alerting system — it is the first real antivirus community that includes vendor representatives and specialists in client organizations.

  • Cert-IST


    Cert-IST (Computer Emergency Response Team - Industrie Services et Tertiaire) is a member of FIRST (Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams). Major French companies created Cert-IST to optimize the incident handling of security holes and computer viruses.

  • CITRIX Business Alliance Premier


    The Citrix Business Alliance program is designed for technology and business partners to leverage the Citrix marketplace by creating new and innovative solutions for the Enterprise.

    We are a member of the Citrix Business Alliance and is a Premier Business Alliance Partner of Citrix.

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    Citrix Ready™

    Citrix Ready™ is a product verification program that allows partners to validate their product, solution or service as compatible with Citrix. Citrix Ready is a program that allows users to quickly and easily find solutions recommended by Citrix that are trusted to enhance Citrix offerings. The Citrix Ready program saves IT buyers’ time, money and hassle when it comes to making a purchasing decision.

    We are is a Citrix Ready partner and actively collaborates on developing security products that help customers adapt to technology changes.

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    Citrix User Group

    The UK Citrix User Group brings together Citrix end users from around the UK to share their collective knowledge and experience and to provide a single source of reference.

  • Common Malware Enumeration (CME) Initiative

    Common Malware Enumeration (CME) Initiative

    The CME initiative works with the antivirus industry to provide the public with a common method for cross-referencing disparate virus names. The CME initiative is an effort headed by the Department of Homeland Security's US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

    We are a member of the CME editorial board.

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    EDUCAUSE Corporate Member

    EDUCAUSE® is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level. We are a Corporate Member of EDUCAUSE.

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    The European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research unites efforts against writing and proliferation of malicious code such as computer viruses or Trojan horses, and against computer crime, fraud and the misuse of computers or networks.



    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a comprehensive healthcare-stakeholder membership organization focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of IT and management systems in healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States, HIMSS represents more than 23,000 individual members, of which 73% work in patient care-delivery settings.

    HIMSS includes over 380 corporate members and nearly 30 not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its educational, professional development, and advocacy initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

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    IANS (Institute for Applied Network Security)

    IANS is the leading provider of in-depth security insights delivered through its research, community, and consulting offerings. Fueled by interactions among IANS Faculty and end users, IANS provides actionable advice to information security, risk management, and compliance executives. We are an information Security Forum Sponsor.

  • ICAP


    The Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) enables enterprises to choose the best of breed applications and infrastructure. ICAP allows site owners to offer web applications closer to the user. ICAP is a lightweight and extensible point-to-point protocol that adapts content for user needs.

    We are a member of the ICAP Forum, a group of vendors with a common desire to enable communication between edge devices and network-based applications. The forum believes that working together can accelerate the availability of solutions, make the problems that need to be addressed more understandable, and assist the standards community in the development of open standards.

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    ICSA Labs

    ICSA Labs, a division of Cybertrust, has been the security industry's central authority for research, intelligence and product certification for more than a decade. The ICSA Labs set performance standards for information security products and certify over 95% of the installed base of firewall, antivirus, cryptography and IPSec products. The ICSA Labs also leads security consortia that provide a forum for intelligence sharing among the leading vendors of security products.

    We submit our antivirus products for certification by ICSA Labs, and are members of the Anti-Virus Product Developers Consortium.

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    Internet Industry Association

    The IIA is Australia's national Internet industry organization. The association provides policy input to government and speaks out on a range of business and regulatory issues. It promotes laws and initiatives that enhance access, equity, reliability and growth of the Internet within Australia.

  • Internet Watch Foundation

    Internet Watch Foundation

    We are a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). The IWF is the only authorized organization in the UK that provides an Internet hotline for the public to report their exposure to illegal content online.

    The organization aims to minimize the availability of potentially illegal Internet content such as child abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene content hosted in the UK, and criminally racist content hosted in the UK.

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    Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

    The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. Its primary goal is to promote management practices that will help its members to safeguard their organization's information and resources.

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    The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

    The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies industry in all sectors including telecommunications and Internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content. ITAC aims to identify and lead on issues that affect the industry, and to advocate initiatives that will enable its continued growth and development.

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    The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

    Formed by the combination of Mass. Software Council and New England Business and Technology Association, Inc., this organization is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors.

  • Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group

    Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group

    The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) is a global organization focusing on preserving electronic messaging from online exploits and abuse with the goal of enhancing user trust and confidence, while ensuring the deliverability of legitimate messages. With a broad base of ISPs and network operators representing over 600 million mailboxes, key technology providers and senders, MAAWG works to address messaging abuse by focusing on technology, industry collaboration and public policy initiatives

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    Microsoft Virus Information Alliance

    We are a member of the Virus Information Alliance, an industry initiative founded by Microsoft Corp. and consisting of leading antivirus vendors. The alliance aims to provide Microsoft customers with accurate and relevant information about the latest virus threats affecting Microsoft technology.

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    National E-security Awareness Week

    Sophos is proud to partner with the Australian government for National E-security Awareness Week, running from June 6 - 13, 2008. We share a commitment to helping you be secure online so that you can get the most out of all the internet has to offer.

    Read the press release

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    Netfilter is a set of hooks inside the Linux kernel that allows kernel modules to register callback functions with the network stack. Currently used in the Sophos UTM, Sophos supports Netfilter development and research with monetary contributions.

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    The Novell Ready Program allows for the certification of products that were tested for compatibility with SUSE LINUX.

    Sophos PureMessage for UNIX received Novell's “Ready for SUSE LINUX” certification. In addition, we are a Novell PartnerNet Technology Partner.

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    OpenVPN is a full-featured, open source, SSL VPN solution, which can accommodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs and WiFi security. Currently used in the Sophos UTM, Sophos makes ongoing monetary contributions to this project.

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    OPSWAT streamlines technology partnerships between leading software vendors, connecting different software applications effortlessly and seamlessly. OPSWAT certification verifies that endpoint security products support the OESIS Framework and are therefore compatible with the many solutions that employ OESIS.

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    Sophos currently sponsors PAINWeek, an event designed to disseminate knowledge and tools to frontline clinicians who are faced with treating the majority of patients in pain. We provide secure Internet access through the Sophos UTM during the event.

  • Privacy Awareness Week

    Privacy Awareness Week is a jointly promoted annual event of the members of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum. We are a contributing sponsor of Privacy Awareness Week.

  • Red Hat

    Red Hat

    The Red Hat Ready Program allows for the certification of products that were tested for compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    Sophos PureMessage for UNIX received “Red Hat Ready” certification.

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    from badware websites. StopBadware makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites. Our work protects people and organizations from becoming victims of viruses, spyware, scareware, and other badware. We are a contributing sponsor of

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    Security Now!

    Security Now! is a weekly podcast hosted by Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson. Part of the network and released each Thursday, Security Now! consists of a discussion on computer security issues and, conversely, insecurity. Sophos currently sponsors this podcast.

  • Service Strategies

    Service Strategies Corporation

    The Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Standards establish the global benchmark for service excellence. Developed by Service Strategies, in cooperation with approximately 50 leading service and support organizations from around the world, the SCP Standards have enhanced the capabilities and performance of service operations worldwide since 1998.

  • TechUK


    techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow
    More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.

  • TSANet


    We are a member of TSANet, the largest multi-vendor support alliance in the technology industry. TSANet assists the technical support departments of different vendors to work cooperatively around mutual customer issues, and helps ensure fast resolution for multi-vendor problems.

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    Virtual Global Taskforce

    The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) aims to reduce the impact and incidence of online child abuse, working with international law enforcement agencies to make the Internet a safer place. Sophos actively supports the VGT's innovative crime prevention and reduction initiatives.

  • Virus Bulletin

    Virus Bulletin

    Virus Bulletin is the international publication on computer virus prevention, recognition and removal. Sophos researchers wrote many technical articles for Virus Bulletin as well as presented papers at their annual conferences.

    We regularly submits our antivirus products for testing by Virus Bulletin.

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    West Coast Checkmark

    The West Coast Checkmark was developed as an independent testing and standards organization delivering a high degree of confidence that those products and services, which contain the checkmark, can be relied upon to an identified standard. West Coast Labs test products at regular intervals against their individual testing criteria.

    We submit our antivirus products for certification by West Coast Labs.

  • WildList organization

    WildList Organization

    The WildList Organization provides accurate, timely and comprehensive information about "in the wild" computer viruses to both users and product developers. The WildList, a list of computer viruses found in the wild and reported by a diverse group of over 80 qualified volunteers, is made available free of charge by the organization.