Sophos appoints new Sales and Marketing Director following record sales success

Sophos Press Release
Mark Forrest

Sophos Plc, the world leader in network-based anti-virus solutions, continues its rapid growth with the appointment of Mark Forrest as Sales and Marketing Director. Forrest joins Sophos from Smallworld Systems, a leading vendor of Spatial Resource Planning Software, at a time when Sophos's sales figures are soaring.

Forrest brings with him over seventeen years of industry experience, much of it with Digital Equipment Corporation where he rose to become Country Manager for Digital Middle East. He has a proven track record of exceeding sales targets in all his previous positions, more recently establishing Digital Gulf as a start-up operation and successfully creating a platform for growth and profit through Channel sales.

"Sophos has seen a record rise in sales this year during a period of industry turmoil," said Mark Forrest. "Sophos Anti-Virus is the product of choice for corporations around the world with its first class virus detection rates and outstanding customer service. It's exciting to be joining a company at the forefront of its market with such a successful and dynamic team."

Forrest will be responsible for Worldwide Sales and Marketing building on Sophos's strong market presence around the globe.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at