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23 Oct 2003

Sophos shortlisted for prestigious Company of the Year award

 Comp of YearSophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has been shortlisted for the title of Company of the Year at the forthcoming 2003 Real Business/CBI Growing Business Awards.

Sophos has reached the final stages of the awards because of its business performance, ambition, potential and management quality.

"Sophos has achieved consistent growth over the last year, and for the third consecutive year we have outperformed the anti-virus market as a whole," said Peter Lammer, co-founder and joint CEO of Sophos. "Our strategy of developing protection specifically designed for networked corporate environments, backed up with round-the-clock support, is clearly working."

The winners of the 2003 awards will be announced on 4 December 2003 at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London. Sophos is no stranger to the awards, having previously won the title of Company of the Year in 2001.

More details of the awards can be found at

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About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at