Sophos honored with two "Best of EnterpriseVision" awards

Sophos Press Release

Industry colleagues select Sophos as Best Enterprise Vendor and Best Vendor Presentation at EnterpriseVision

Best of Enterprise Vision 2003

Pasadena, CA and Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, announced today that the company has been named as the Best Enterprise Vendor and the Best Vendor Presentation at EnterpriseVision recently held in Pasadena, CA. Over 65 companies attended the two-day summit, which featured innovative technologies and advancing IT alliances.

"EnterpriseVision attendees are senior executives who strongly influence their enterprise customers' buying decision," said Sally Hewett, event director for EnterpriseVision. "As a result, recognition through a Best of EnterpriseVision award signifies a level of excellence for technology vendors in this competitive market."

A prequalified audience of approximately 45 IT service providers selects the award winners for the four categories. EnterpriseVision is focused on developing alliances and partnerships between IT consultants, systems integrators, total solution providers, e-business external service providers and technology vendors.

"Sophos has always been focused on fostering a strong relationship with the channel community, and we're determined to provide them with the tools - the best products, support and synergy - they need to succeed," said Stephen Orenberg, president of Sophos, Inc. "To be recognized by the industry and selected by our peers as the best in not just one, but two, categories is an incredible honor and a validation of our strategy."

To find out more about becoming a Sophos strategic partner, please contact David Keilman at 888-SOPHOS-9 or david.keilman@sophos.com.

EnterpriseVision is produced by Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company.

About Vision Events

Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at http://www.visionevents.com.

About Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps more than 10,500 clients leverage technology to achieve business success. Gartner's businesses consist of Research, Consulting, Measurement, Events and Executive Programs. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has 4,000 associates, including more than 1,000 research analysts and consultants, in more than 75 locations worldwide. Fiscal 2002 revenue totaled $907 million. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

Mehr als 100 Millionen Anwender in 150 Ländern vertrauen auf Sophos. Wir bieten den besten Schutz vor komplexen IT-Bedrohungen und Datenverlusten. Unsere umfassenden Sicherheitslösungen sind einfach bereitzustellen, zu bedienen und zu verwalten. Dabei bieten sie die branchenweit niedrigste Total Cost of Ownership. Das Angebot von Sophos umfasst preisgekrönte Verschlüsselungslösungen, Sicherheitslösungen für Endpoints, Netzwerke, mobile Geräte, E-Mails und Web. Dazu kommt Unterstützung aus den SophosLabs, unserem weltweiten Netzwerk eigener Analysezentren.

Die Sophos Hauptsitze sind in Boston, USA, und Oxford, UK.