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19 May 2005

Sophos names new North American President

Sophos strengthens management team with several new appointments in North America

Mark Hatton

Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a global leader in network security, announced today that Mark Hatton has been appointed to president, North America. In addition, as Sophos continues to build momentum in and focus on the North American network security market, the company also announced promotions in its marketing, operations and finance departments.

Recognizing that North America offers enormous opportunity for Sophos, these key positions are essential to the company's strategy for success. Today, Sophos has nine offices and 930 employees worldwide, with 30% of the company's total staff based in North America. Sophos plans to continue its investment of effectively targeting critical markets and hiring employees to support these efforts.

Mark Hatton joined Sophos in 2002 and has served as North American vice president of sales and general manager. He assumes the role of president, North America from Steve Munford, who was recently appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer for Sophos's global operations in the United Kingdom. Hatton brings more than 18 years of diverse general management, sales and operations experience to the role of president. He has worked with venture capital-backed early-stage software companies including EC Cubed, Inc. as well as Pinacor, a MicroAge company, a Fortune 500 information technology services organization. Prior to Sophos, he was vice president, Worldwide Sales at Tilion, Inc.

Other recent promotions at Sophos in North America include the appointment of Gregg Mastoras to vice president of marketing. Mastoras has worked at Sophos since August 2004. Bruce McDonald was appointed to the newly created role of vice president of operations North America & general manager of Sophos's Vancouver, British Columbia office and has been with Sophos since May 2004. Former director of finance, Jim Zadra has been promoted to vice president of finance North America and has been with Sophos since October 2002.

"Sophos's growth in both the US and Canada has led to the creation of several senior-level positions," said Steve Munford, chief operating officer at Sophos. "Mark Hatton and team bring some critical skills to their individual roles. I am confident that the combined management experience, security market knowledge and proven leadership will guide the company to greater successes."

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