Sophos named Frost & Sullivan's European Security Company of the Year

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Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced that it has been named as 2004 European Security Company of the Year by market consultants Frost & Sullivan.

Presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in the security market, the Frost & Sullivan Award for European Security Company of the Year is open to companies either founded or headquartered in Europe. The award takes into account business development, competitive strategy, and customer service leadership as well as outstanding management, consistent growth, and high quality products and services.

"We believe that Sophos is the deserving recipient of the 'European Company of the Year' Award. The company has shone above other European security players," stated Jose Lopez, analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Sophos's track record in the security market, excellent performance, ambitious international expansion and growth plans, and increased recognition from partners, competitors and customers have been key in our decision to choose Sophos ahead of other strong candidates for the award."

"We're proud of our achievements as a successful security company with consistently strong growth and award-winning products," said Peter Lammer, CEO and co-founder of Sophos. "All Sophos staff around the world work hard to provide all our customers with the very best service possible, and this award from Frost & Sullivan shows us once again that we are on the right track."

Sophos has previously been awarded Frost & Sullivan's Growth Strategy Award in 2003 and was also recognised as providing the best customer satisfaction in the anti-virus sector in its 2002 report, 'European E-mail Security End-user Study'.

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The Frost & Sullivan Award for European Security Company of the Year in Europe is presented each year to the European company that has demonstrated unparalleled excellence in the security market. Only companies founded or headquartered in Europe can qualify for this award. The award is based on numerous factors including the company’s business development, competitive strategy, and customer service leadership. This company is perceived to exhibit outstanding management, consistent growth, high quality products and services as well as a positive social and economic impact on local and national communities. Exceptional customer service has been noted as crucial to success, coupled with the ability to combine technology and successful marketing. This company has the exceptional expertise to take advantage of market changes by capturing and solidifying market presence, or through execution of innovative strategies within the existing competitive landscape. Download now

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