Demand for virus protection doubles Sophos's operations with creation of over 100 new jobs

Sophos Press Release

A high-security research and development centre is being built by Sophos, doubling the size of the company's existing site. The new facility is being built in response to a 40% rise in virus transmission over the last year, causing demand for protection to soar. The new facility will allow Sophos to employ 120 additional staff in the technical, sales and marketing departments.

The new centre, "Pentagon 2", features high-security access, full standby power generation and secure backup storage. It will provide 20,000 sq. ft. for research laboratories and testing facilities. This will allow Sophos to create a second secure test environment and expand its existing range of anti-virus products.

"For Sophos to be able to provide the 24-hour, 365-day service our customers need, it is essential that we ensure business continuity within our own facilities," said Petra Merne, marketing manager at Sophos. "Focusing some of our investment on ensuring that our research can continue uninterrupted allows us to maintain our advantage into the Millennium and beyond."

The new building and recruitment initiative is reflected in expansion for Sophos world-wide. The German and US offices are actively recruiting new staff, whilst Sophos is also building a distribution network to supply emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe.

For further details on the Sophos recruitment process, please call Sophos direct on 01235 559933 or visit

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