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26 Mar 2007

Sophos selected by CDC Software for protection of their global network

Leading global provider of enterprise software solutions opts for Sophos multi-tier defense

CDC Software
CDC Software is protecting its computers with Sophos solutions.

Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, announced today that CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation and a provider of industry-specific enterprise software applications and business services, has selected Sophos to protect all tiers of its network against viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, adware, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and hackers.

As CDC Software has numerous locations globally, the decision to consolidate at the endpoint with Sophos Anti-Virus will ensure that all worldwide locations receive the same level of protection.

For the next three years, up to 2000 CDC Software employees will be protected against viruses, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted applications at the endpoint with Sophos Anti-Virus. Additionally, PureMessage will disinfect and/or quarantine viruses, spyware, Trojans and worms in both incoming and outgoing email. CDC Software purchased Sophos solutions through Sophos Platinum channel partner, Softchoice based in Toronto, Canada.

"Throughout the evaluation, Sophos was enormously attentive to our needs and requirements," said Joe Butel, vice president of IT, CDC Software. "The process from start to finish was such a refreshing change compared to our previous IT security vendors. We selected Sophos for several reasons - the quality of service and expertise, simplified management capabilities and pro-active, multi-tier protection across all divisions."

"CDC Software did their due diligence in their search for the most suitable IT security solutions and in the end, Sophos was the best choice for their needs and environment," said Chris Luley, corporate account manager at Softchoice. "Our close partnership with Sophos made the evaluation and purchase process with CDC Software extremely efficient."

About CDC Software

CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software's product suite includes the Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), Respond (customer complaint and feedback management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), MVI real-time performance management, IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.

These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit

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