Sophos named finalist in multiple categories for SC Magazine’s Reader Trust Awards 2010

Sophos Press Release

IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that its enterprise endpoint security and data protection solutions have been named a finalist in four SC Magazine 2010 Reader Trust categories. Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection, a cross-platform solution, featuring anti-virus, firewall, network access control (NAC) and encryption technologies all in one simplified console, was named a finalist in three categories - Best Endpoint Security Solution, Best Integrated Security Solution and Best Enterprise Solution. Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise, the company's multi-layered endpoint data security solution, which combines encryption and data leakage prevention (DLP), was named as a finalist for the Best Encryption Solution category.

Sophos was selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. All finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the Reader Trust Voting Panel -- comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets -- representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers. "Sophos is among today's most respected security products as chosen by our panel," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that companies like Sophos are helping them meet their security challenges."

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Magazine Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Magazine Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"We are thrilled that Sophos has been named as a finalist by SC Magazine readers in several categories, said Sophos CEO Steve Munford. "The need to protect data is, now more than ever, a critical piece of the overall IT security strategy. As businesses have become increasingly more mobile--laptops, handheld devices - having a comprehensive endpoint security and data protection that is simple to deploy and manage and doesn't devour the IT budget is paramount. Today's businesses want to solve more problems with existing anti-virus budget and that is exactly what Sophos is delivering to the market."

Learn more about Sophos's product portfolio - endpoint, email, and web security and data protection.

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The event is an evening filled with excitement and offers an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the SC Awards, please register at

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SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo.

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.

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