Sophos announces opening of Auckland office

September 10, 2009 Sophos Press Release

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has announced the opening of its new office in Auckland. Centrally located on New North Road, Kingsland, the new office will enable Sophos to meet the increasing demand in the region and build on its current client base.

Shirley Wigley, Sophos NZ Territory Manager who has been with Sophos since April 2008 and newly appointed Sales Engineer, Chris Jackson-Cox will both be responsible for fostering existing business relationships and driving new sales in the New Zealand market.

Commenting on the recent office opening, Rob Forsyth, Managing Director, Sophos, said, "With the success of our NZ partners, the time was opportune for us to take the next step in our growth in the New Zealand market. Customers from small businesses, large enterprises and government departments, have been protected by our security and control solutions for many years, and now our encryption product is receiving very positive market traction."

Sophos appoints Chris Jackson-Cox as NZ Sales Engineer

Chris has recently been appointed as a Sales Engineer at Sophos for New Zealand. Chris's role will assist in driving sales through direct and channel Sales Engineering (pre sales) support and the delivery of presentations and training.

Prior to Sophos, Chris was employed by KPMG's Risk Advisory Services as a manager in the IT Advisory team. In this role Chris managed a range of IT risk and information security engagements for public and private sector organisations across New Zealand. This role also included interacting and building relationships with people in senior IT roles in large enterprises across New Zealand.

Chris also spent three and a half years working for the Houses of Parliament in the UK specialising in IT security. During this time one of his projects was to manage the selection of a new Anti-Virus product for all Parliamentary Desktops. After evaluating the major anti-virus products, Sophos was selected as the preferred vendor.

Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Chris has also completed a postgraduate certificate in Information Security and Penetration Testing from the University of Glamorgan. He is also a keen spear and kayak fisherman and loves the sea.