President and Acting CEO
Joe Levy joined Sophos as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in February 2015, was promoted to President, Sophos Technology Group, in 2023, and is now the Acting CEO of Sophos where he is responsible for all aspects of Sophos’ strategic direction and business operations.
Joe brings more than 25 years of leadership and development expertise, focusing on cybersecurity. Prior to Sophos, Joe was CTO for Blue Coat Systems following the company’s May 2013 acquisition of security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, where he had served as CTO since 2008. Prior to Solera, Joe was CTO of SonicWALL where he led research and development teams with concentrations in the areas of next-generation firewalls, deep packet inspection, cryptography, and secure remote access.
Earlier in his career, Joe spent six years as a practitioner with the value-added reseller and integrator OneNet, where he led product and service design, development, and delivery, including managed services. Joe has participated in various industry certification and design consortiums, he is active with the venture community, he participates in cybersecurity industry boards, and he is the inventor of numerous security, networking, database, analytics, virtualization, and AI patents. Joe holds a BA from Queens College.