Sophos appoints new Vice President of Engineering

Sophos Press Release
Wendy Dean
Wendy Dean has been appointed VP of Engineering at Sophos

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has appointed Wendy Dean as Vice President of Engineering. Based at the company's headquarters near Oxford, UK, Dean will lead the company's multi-site development teams, ensuring Sophos continues to deliver first-class security solutions to its worldwide customer base.

"Wendy brings to Sophos the depth of knowledge critical to the global development of our business," said Jan Hruska, CEO and co-founder of Sophos. "With her experience in leading large engineering teams dedicated to designing complex products on multiple platforms, she will be filling a critical role in the global senior management team."

During her distinguished career, Dean has held senior technology and engineering positions with market-leading IT companies where she gained expertise in managing complex and international development projects. Dean joins Sophos after five years as Engineering Director for Sun Microsystems.

"Customer satisfaction is a key ingredient of success, and this means satisfying diverse worldwide requirements and delivering high-quality innovative products in a timely manner," said Wendy Dean. "I am delighted to be able to combine my experience in engineering management with Sophos's strong research and development focus to help the company achieve these goals and continue to meet its aggressive business growth plans."

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