Sophos names Chris Wraight to lead marketing effort

Sophos Press Release

Anti-virus leader selects veteran marketing executive as director of North American marketing

Wakefield, MA - Sophos, Inc., one of the world's leaders in corporate virus protection, today announced the appointment of Chris Wraight, to the position of director of North American marketing at Sophos, Inc. Wraight assumed his role on November 12, 2001.

"Marketing is going to play an increasingly significant role as Sophos continues its aggressive expansion in North America," said David Hughes, president of Sophos, Inc. "In Chris Wraight we have found an executive with a demonstrated record of success in branding, messaging and positioning development, sales support and product launches. This is exactly the type of expertise Sophos needs to move to the next level."

Wraight, who has been leading and managing product marketing teams for almost 20 years, held strategic and product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation from 1988 to 1995. These included an assignment as director of Notes mobile computing, where he developed and implemented the mobile strategy for Lotus' communications products. Wraight has also held senior level marketing positions in organizations that deliver Internet and wireless technology and services.

"I was initially attracted to Sophos because, in addition to the company's well-regarded anti-virus software, Sophos is one voice of reason in an industry that generally thrives on rumors and hysteria," said Chris Wraight, director of North American marketing of Sophos, Inc.

Wraight holds a degree in management and computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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