SC Magazine Readers Name Sophos Winner for Best Email Security and Graham Cluley for Best Security Blogger 2011

February 17, 2011 Sophos Press Release

Global IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced that Sophos Email Security and Data Protection was named the Winner of SC Magazine's 2011 Readers Trust Award for the Best Email Security category. Sophos's Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley was also voted a Winner by SC Magazine readers for Best Security Blogger for his contribution to Naked Security, which also won Most Educational Blog by fellow bloggers from the Security Bloggers Network while at RSA. The SC Magazine Awards Gala was held at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 15.

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WINNER: BEST EMAIL SECURITY

Sophos Email Security and Data Protection was voted Best Email Security for its "ability to exchange email messages securely," including ensuring the privacy of sensitive messages, limiting the repercussions of email forgery, and managing other aspects of email security within the organization." Additionally, it was found to be the best solution in terms of effectiveness, manageability, non-intrusiveness, ease of use and other factors that impact the implementation" for email security in the enterprise environment.

"We really appreciate the recognition by SC Magazine's readers for the Best Email Security category," said Chris Kraft, vice president of product management at Sophos. "Within Sophos, we work hard and take great pride in delivering what we believe is the best in email security, encryption, and DLP –all packaged in a pleasant administrative experience.In a market that is quite crowded and noisy, getting our message and products into the hands of prospects is a challenge. This award is a strong endorsement of our commitment to making excellent security products and goes a long way to helping get the word out.My team and I would like to thank SC Magazine for letting the readers'speak."

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WINNER: BEST SECURITY BLOGGER & MOST EDUCATIONAL SECURITY BLOG

Graham Cluley maintains a steady stream of loyal followers while attracting not just IT and security experts but consumers, press, analysts, and others looking to get the latest security research, news, tips, and opinions in a colorful and straightforward manner. In 2009 and 2010, the readers of Computer Weekly voted him security blogger of the year and he also earned "Twitter user of the year."

"One of the biggest challenges facing the security industry is ensuring that computer users know how to protect themselves against internet threats that are becoming more and more sophisticated," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "With Sophos's Naked Security site we've tried to not only inform people about the risks they may face, using easy-to-understand language and informative videos, but also created a friendly community where users can share their experiences and learn from each other. We're chuffed to bits to be recognized by our peers in the industry for having the most educational security blog."

Now in its 14th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards U.S. showcases the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits – all working to help improve global security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

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