Sophos Web Appliance named winner of British Columbia Technology Industry Association’s 2009 Technology Impact Awards

June 23, 2009 Sophos Press Release

BCTIA Award

IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that its web security appliance, Sophos Web Security and Control, was declared the winner of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association's (BCTIA) 2009 Technology Impact Awards (TIA's) for Excellence in Product Innovation.

The BCTIA is British Columbia's leading member-based industry association that represents start-ups to established technology companies across the province. As the voice of the technology industry, the BCTIA is committed to the ongoing growth, sustainability and prosperity of the technology industry and the transformation of British Columbia to a knowledge-based economy.

Marking the awards' 15th year, over 700 representatives from BC's technology and business community attended the awards gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 17, 2009 to recognize British Columbia's top technologies, companies and individuals. The TIAs are broken into three distinct groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards.

"The winners and finalists reaffirm the breadth of BC's technology sector, delivering crosscutting innovations that touch all sectors of the economy," said Pascal Spothelfer, President and CEO of BCTIA. "We congratulate all winners and finalists for their ingenuity, adaptability and particularly their resiliency in a challenging economic climate - they are all making their mark on the world."

"We are thrilled that Sophos's web security appliance has been recognized for excellence in product innovation by the BCTIA," said Richard Baldry, web security product manager at Sophos. "We are always looking to improve our web security appliance to optimize pro-active protection, user productivity, and ease-of-management. Thanks to our talented Vancouver-based team of engineers and our committed sales team around the world, customers get maximum protection without the complexity."

Sophos Web Security and Control ensures safe and productive browsing by blocking malware, phishing attacks, anonymizing proxies, and unwanted applications at the gateway before they can do any damage. The appliances also employ real-time behavioral genotype anti-malware scanning that provides the best zero-day protection in the industry. Each web appliance, wherever it is in the world, is automatically updated and remotely monitored by Sophos.

View other winners of the 2009 Technology Impact Awards

About the BCTIA

The BC Technology Industry Association is British Columbia's leading member-based industry association that represents start-ups to established technology companies across the province. As the voice of the technology industry, the BCTIA is committed to the ongoing growth, sustainability and prosperity of the technology industry and the transformation of British Columbia to a knowledge-based economy. For more information, please visit www.bctia.org.