Sophos launches OEM team to span the globe

May 09, 2002 Sophos Press Release

New team provides worldwide services and support to security partners

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that it has created a global OEM team to further develop and service worldwide technology partners. Sophos has launched this team to provide increased support to third party developers. A vast number of software companies, businesses, ISPs and ASPs have already integrated Sophos's powerful virus protection technology with their software and services.

The new OEM team will span all corners of the world. Andy Thomson, UK global account manager, will head up OEM team activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from Sophos plc in the UK. Ralph Pisani, Jnr will lead the team in the Americas and Philip Kemp will cover the Asia and Pacific regions (APAC) from Sophos's Australian office in Sydney.

"We are seeing a tidal wave of interest in the anti-virus market. Many organisations are turning to Sophos because it offers consistent, reliable virus detection, multi-platform coverage, superior, round-the-clock support and a flexible business model." said Thomson. "With a worldwide OEM team in place, we will be able to extend quality anti-virus integration products and superior service to technology partners on a global scale."

CipherTrust, developer of IronMail, the first security appliance for corporate email systems, has partnered with Sophos after exploring other anti-virus solutions.

"Offering customers an anti-virus solution that provides dependable scanning and high-performance is a critical component in a comprehensive email security solution and that's why we selected Sophos," said Steve Raber, President and COO of CipherTrust. "Sophos has an impressive reputation in the industry for providing a first-rate product and it has a long-history of dedication to virus research."

For more information, please contact the OEM team in the region of interest:

View the list of Sophos technology partners.