Sophos Anti-Virus recognized in Information Security magazine "Products of the Year" awards

Sophos Press Release

Sophos earns honors in anti-virus category, ranked a top vendor for service and support

Product of the year

Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, today announced that its endpoint security solution, Sophos Anti-Virus was named as one of the best enterprise anti-virus products released in 2005, in TechTarget's Information Security magazine "Products of the Year" awards. Sophos was ranked as a top vendor in support/service thanks to its "outstanding web site."

Sophos Anti-Virus provides best-of-breed anti-virus protection for file servers, desktops and laptops on a wide range of platforms, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, NetWare and UNIX. It also protects NetApp Storage Systems.

"Anti-virus technology continues to be one of the most critical security needs for organizations," said Steve Munford, CEO, Sophos. "In fact, Sophos research indicates that 1.4% or one in 70 emails is viral. It is an honor to be named one of the best products in the anti-virus category. The award lends credibility to our customers' choice of Sophos Anti-Virus as the right solution to help them meet their network security challenges."

Information Security magazine and asked 890 information security executives and managers to assess more than 300 security products, which were divided into 12 categories.

About Information Security Magazine

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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.