Sophos ranked 35th in BusinessWeek's Europe 500 list

October 18, 2004 Sophos Press Release

BusinessWeek

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has been positioned at number 35 in BusinessWeek's Europe 500 list, which recognises Europe's high-growth, job-creating companies. The list represents several business sectors - in the IT services sector, Sophos is the second highest ranking company.

"Sophos is pleased with their ranking in this year's Europe 500 list," said Carole Theriault, security consultant for Sophos. "All of Sophos's staff can feel proud to have their company ranked so highly in the Top 500. This is a futher indication of Sophos's success at delivering world class products and services."

The Europe 500 list was founded by BusinessWeek and Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth, a Brussels-based organisation that represents more than 3,000 entrepreneurs.

In order to be considered for the Europe 500 list, companies must have been founded before 2001, have a minimum of 50 employees and be based either in one of the fifteen core European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland. Companies to be considered also need to show profits at least once during a three-year reference period.

Sophos employs almost 900 staff worldwide, and has offices across Europe and the rest of the world.

For further information about the Europe 500 list please visit the BusinessWeek website.

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