New office opened in Japan
Sophos Anti-Virus, the world's leading developer of corporate
virus protection, today announced the opening of its new office in
Yokohama, Japan, in response to increasing demand for its superior
products and expertise. The Japanese office represents a further
step in the global expansion of Sophos.
Alan Broderick, formerly Head of International Development at
Sophos, has been appointed as Managing Director of the new
subsidiary. With his extensive experience in this area, Broderick
will be at the forefront of Japanese operations, providing sales
and technical support to Sophos customers and partners in Japan and
"It is important in Japan to have a local presence where support
can be given from close proximity to the market," said Alan
Broderick, Managing Director of Sophos Japan. "By working with
partners on an hour by hour basis, the new office will meet the
high demand in Asia for our products and continue the outstanding
level of support we provide."
Sophos has built its reputation from an immensely strong and
loyal customer base. Overseas sales now account for over 60% of the
worldwide turnover of the company. Asia is seen as a key strategic
market for Sophos, and sales have been increasing rapidly for
several years. Key investments have been made in Japan and
Australia, with China and Singapore on the short-term horizon.
Sophos is currently planning new offices in a number of
locations around the world and will recruit over 100 new staff in
its technical, sales and marketing departments this financial year
to accommodate the huge growth in demand for its products. Sophos
is also in the process of building an additional high-security
research and development centre, totaling over 150,000 square feet
at its global headquarters in Abingdon, UK.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.