Sophos relocates North American headquarters

January 29, 2007 Sophos Press Release

Mark Hatton
Mark Hatton, president of Sophos North America.

Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, today announced the relocation of its North American headquarters to Burlington, Mass. The company has experienced tremendous growth during the past several years and recognized a need to accommodate this, as well as future expansion. With this in mind, Sophos leased an expansive 25,000 square-foot office space.

Sophos's co-headquarters in Burlington will accommodate sales, marketing, human resources, professional services, research and development, and technical support departments, as well as a security research lab, which is part of SophosLabs™ -a global network of high-security threat research centers. The Burlington-based lab is an extension of North America's main lab based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

With more than 20 years' experience in the internet security industry, Sophos continues to deliver integrated threat management solutions for businesses, education, government and service providers, protecting against viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, intrusion, spam and policy abuse. Most recently, the company has taken decisive action to bolster its offering through strategic acquisitions and the release of key product offerings that address its customers' latest security concerns.

Earlier this month, Sophos acquired Network Access Control (NAC) vendor ENDFORCE. The acquisition follows the launch of the industry's first all-in- one web security appliance designed to provide content security, application control and URL filtering in a single appliance solution. The addition of a web appliance and NAC solution rounds out Sophos's suite of email, web and desktop solutions for complete security and control.

"Sophos North America has grown more than 30 percent year over year, twice the industry average," said Mark Hatton, president of Sophos, North America. "We expanded our space to address the needs of our growing staff and to provide a more dynamic environment in which we can develop the innovative solutions our customers need. Operating out of our new headquarters, we are now well equipped to remain at the forefront of the IT security industry and to continue creating smarter security and control applications to minimize threat damage."

Hatton selected the company's new location on the basis of proximity to existing amenities, as well as the development of new shops, restaurants and entertainment options. "Our employees work hard, and we wanted to provide the best possible environment to encourage growth and energy," Hatton said.