Howe to join the global fight against computer viruses

Sophos Press Release

Sophos appoints Malcolm Howe as Head of Global IT

Malcolm Howe portrait

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced the appointment of Dr Malcolm Howe to the position of Head of Global IT. Howe, who most recently worked at Nominet, the UK Internet domain name registrar, has 10 years of experience in the IT arena.

As Global Head of IT, one of Howe's principal tasks will be to establish best practice IT standards throughout the company. Howe will be responsible for establishing a sound global infrastructure and will ensure that all Sophos sites attain equally high levels of security, service, reliability and efficiency.

"As Sophos continues to expand, it is imperative that we are able to offer a consistently high level of service to all our customers around the world," said Peter Lammer, CEO of Sophos Anti-Virus. "The security of our customers' IT networks depends in part on the reliability of our own infrastructure - Malcolm's appointment is another important step towards our goal of providing the best possible service for our customers."

Sophos has offices throughout the world, including the USA, Australia, Japan, France and Germany. The company also plans to build an additional high-security research and development centre alongside its existing headquarters in Abingdon, UK.

Sophos is recruiting large numbers of staff in its technical, sales and marketing departments worldwide. View details of the range of career opportunities available at Sophos.

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