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26 Sep 2007

CRN Channel Awards 2007 shortlists Sophos for Security Vendor of the Year

Sophos has been shortlisted in the CRN Channel Awards 2007
Sophos has been shortlisted in the CRN Channel Awards 2007.

Sophos has been shortlisted for the elite 'Security Vendor of the Year' award, run by Computer Reseller News.

The CRN Awards are one of the channel's most eminent and respected events. The award recognizes the overall contribution Sophos has made to develop business opportunities for its channel partners, with respect to the product range, its channel programme (including marketing, training and rewards), and the services and support offered.

"The secret to our success is we understand our channel partners and what they need to be successful. Obviously we provide the high quality products, marketing, training and support they need to develop and maintain long-lasting business relationships with their customers, but on top we try hard to be flexible to partners individuals requirements with a goal of being easy to work with," said Andrew Bradshaw, VP UK Sales and Marketing at Sophos. "To this end, we have significantly enhanced our channel programme, revamping our certification, training and rewards."

"Sophos and its partners are in a competitive business, and we have to work hard to stay ahead," continued Bradshaw. "Being shortlisted by CRN as Security Vendor of the Year tells us we are on the right track."

Interested parties are invited to support the nomination by casting their vote for Sophos online. Voting closes on Friday 19 October 2007.

This year has seen a record number of entries for the CRN Channel Awards. Judges said entries this year were of a very high quality and "it was very difficult to create each shortlist".

About the CRN Channel Awards

Now in their 14th year, the CRN Channel Awards are the industry's most prestigious and respected event. As the largest event of its kind, CRN Channel Awards offers the opportunity for the Channel to come together to celebrate their achievement over the last 12 months. The awards recognise the contribution, service & support of individuals, teams and organisations. The awards ceremony takes place at London's Battersea Park Arena on Thursday 22 November 2007.

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