Software Magazine ranks Sophos as one of the world's largest software companies

September 22, 2004 Sophos Press Release

Software Magazine 500

Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in protecting organizations against spam and viruses, today announced its inclusion on the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers, published as an online catalog. Sophos was ranked 226 with software revenue of $65 million.

"The software industry remains extremely dynamic, with 140 new companies appearing on the 2004 Software 500 list. Overall results were mixed but total revenue for the 500 was up 14% and total employment up 8%, says John P. Desmond, Editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. "Sectors strong this year include security, business process management and system integration services including outsourcing services. Site visitors will notice changes to the Software 500 online this year that make it easier to navigate. Our aim is to help CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research their partner options and that is a valuable service."

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting enterprise IT organizations. The list includes both private and public companies; 30% of the 2004 Software 500 companies are private. The Software 500 is a worldwide list in that any company may submit financial and product information via the annual Software 500 survey, conducted 100% on the Web.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and service revenue for 2003. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at Softwaremag.com, as well as from public documents.

About Softwaremag.com, The IT Software Journal

Softwaremag.com, The IT Software Journal, is the Web publishing effort of Software Magazine, a brand name in the industry for over 20 years. Softwaremag.com is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies, now in its 22nd year. Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co., the Web content development and publishing firm run by John P. Desmond.