Global IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced that it was named Information Security Vendor of the Year at this year's SC Magazine Awards Europe. In addition, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition picked up the award for Best Anti-Malware Solution. The results were announced at a ceremony at London's Hilton Park Lane on April 19.
WINNER: INFORMATION SECURITY VENDOR OF THE YEAR
Sophos beat off strong competition from Absolute Software, Kaspersky, Qualys and Webroot. The judges chose Sophos because they felt that, in an increasingly pressurised business environment, Sophos simplifies the day-to-day work for security managers and does the heavy lifting in terms of malware prevention and data protection. The fact that Sophos has incorporated Live Protection into all of its security products was also noted.
This is the second time Sophos has been awarded the prestigious title, following a win in the same category in 2009.
WINNER: BEST ANTI-MALWARE SOLUTION
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is available to download at no charge, with no time limit, and requiring no registration, protecting home Mac users against all known malware, including both Mac and Windows-specific threats such as Trojan horses, viruses, worms and spyware. Based on Sophos's flagship security software, currently protecting over 100 million business users worldwide, Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac was released in response to growing concern about Mac malware.
A recent Sophos investigation into attitudes about Mac security surveyed 640 people, revealing that 95% expect Macs to be increasingly targeted by malware in the future*. Although malware is more common on Windows than it is on Macs, Apple's growing market share makes Macs an increasingly attractive platform for malware authors and hackers to target. Visit http://sophos.com/freemacav to learn more and download.
"We're delighted to once again be named Security Vendor of the Year, and to also win Best Anti-Malware Solution for our Mac home user product," said Ciaran Rafferty, VP UK & Ireland at Sophos. "Many people are reluctant to admit that Macs need security so it's great to see the recognition here from SC Magazine."
* Sophos survey of 645 people, Sept-Oct 2010
About SC Awards Europe
The SC Awards Europe are widely recognised as the most coveted and prestigious awards for the European information security industry. The SC Awards honour professionals working to secure enterprises and the vendor and channel communities that deliver innovative security technologies. Throughout the years, a select band of vendors and professionals have claimed one of the distinctive chromed trophies as recognition of their achievements. A panel of industry judges from the highest levels of the information security profession pass judgement on the products people and services put before them.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.