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11 Feb 2005

Sophos PureMessage named Best Security Solution finalist for LinuxWorld's Product Excellence Awards


Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a global leader in network security, announced today that its gateway solution, PureMessage has been named a finalist for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards in the Best Security Solution category. Winners will be announced in a ceremony held on the main stage of the LinuxWorld exhibit hall on Tuesday, February 15 at 4:30 PM EST. Sophos is exhibiting at LinuxWorld in Boston (booth #108) at the Hynes Convention Center.

The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are divided into more than a dozen product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community.

"Sophos is very pleased to be named a finalist for LinuxWorld's Best Security Solution category and we look forward to exhibiting at LinuxWorld in Boston next week where we can interact with the Linux and open source community," said Chris Kraft, VP of Product Management, Gateway Technologies at Sophos.

PureMessage for Unix provides enterprises of all sizes with comprehensive protection from spam and viruses at the internet gateway, filtering inbound and outbound messages and enforcing enterprise email policies. Its scalable message processing architecture enables millions of messages to be handled each day.

For more information or to evaluate PureMessage for Unix, visit the product page.

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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