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25 Oct 2006

BusinessWeek places Sophos 42nd on Europe's Hot Growth list

Sophos has been placed 42nd in Europe's Hot Growth 500 list
Sophos has been placed 42nd in Europe's Hot Growth 500 list.

IT security firm Sophos has been positioned at number 42 in BusinessWeek's European Hot Growth Companies list, which recognizes Europe's high-growth, job-creating companies.

The list represents several business sectors - in the computer security software sector, Sophos is the highest ranking company.

"Sophos is proud to be recognized as a leader in Europe," said Annie Gay, VP of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Our company has grown from strength to strength and continues its penetration of the European security market. Investing in product development, threat analysis, and technical support has enabled Sophos to offer its customers and partners the best possible quality of service."

The Europe 500 list was founded by BusinessWeek and Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth, a Brussels-based organisation that represents more than 2,000 entrepreneurs.

In order to be considered for the annual Europe 500 list, companies must have been founded before 2003, have a minimum of 50 employees and be based in one of the 25 European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland.

Sophos employs over 1000 staff worldwide, and has offices across Europe and the rest of the world.

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

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.