Wakefield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus
solutions, announced that Ralph R. Pisani, Jr., has joined the
company as Director of Business Development in the U.S.
Pisani brings to Sophos ten years of international sales,
marketing and business development experience. As Regional Manager
of HR Logic, Inc., a Fidelity Ventures company, Pisani closed two
of the largest deals in the company's history while managing the
direct sales and regional development division. Previously, he was
the Managing Director of EMDS Consulting, an international
consulting firm headquartered in Brussels. He is a graduate of
Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.
"With Ralph Pisani at the helm of business development, Sophos
is aggressively pursuing partnerships with OEMs (Original Equipment
Manufacturers), ISPs (Internet Service Providers), ASPs
(Application Service Providers) and third-party software developers
to integrate their services and applications with Sophos's powerful
virus detection technology," said David Hughes, president of
Sophos, Inc. "We are finding a warm reception for both our
technology and our focused, flexible business model. Ralph's
efforts have quickly lead to significant new partnerships that will
benefit our mutual customers."
Sophos has been at the forefront of anti-virus research for well
over a decade and is focused exclusively on developing anti-virus
solutions for networked environments. Recognizing the broad need
for dependable virus protection, Sophos developed an open
application-programming interface (API), to help third-party
developers integrate their services and applications with Sophos's
reliable virus scanning engine.
"Sophos's best-of-breed technology, corporate focus and
flexibility are key strengths in our ability to be a value-added
partner in the OEM/xSP world," said Pisani. "What attracted me to
the company was its highly respected reputation and rapid,
profitable growth in the anti-virus industry. I also saw an
exciting opportunity to leverage its exclusive focus on the
anti-virus market to propel Sophos into new markets. This strategy
will enable us to expand our business without compromising the
quality and consistency of our anti-virus software."