Computer security specialist opens Paris facility
Sophos, the largest European anti-virus specialist, has opened
an office in Paris to meet the growing demand for its expertise and
products in the French market. The move consolidates Sophos's
position as the largest vendor of anti-virus solutions in Europe,
following the takeover of Dr Solomon's by Network Associates.
Until now, Sophos has been serving French customers from its UK
headquarters. It has now appointed Patrice Le Mounier to head up
the French operation. Le Mounier will be responsible for key
customer liaison and product consultation. He will be supported by
an extensive team of Sophos's security experts from both the UK and
"Our proximity to and understanding of the European market has
led to such a demand for our products that we felt it was time to
add France to our list of subsidiaries," said Dr. Jan Hruska,
technical director at Sophos. "We really wanted to get closer to
French IT managers and understand what they are looking for from
their anti-virus technology. Bringing Patrice on board adds local
expertise to our existing product portfolio and means we can offer
the French market a complete security service."
"I have only been working for Sophos for a short amount of time
but the interest has been phenomenal," said Patrice Le Mounier.
"The confusion over the recent anti-virus takeovers seems to have
left a real gap in the market over here. We can fill this with
relative ease using Sophos's experience in other European
Sophos also has offices in Germany and the US. It has a
distributor network covering 29 other countries world-wide.
Sophos will be attending the Windows NT show at Olympia,
November 3-5, 1998.