Utimaco positioned in the Leaders’ Quadrant of the Mobile Data Protection 2008 Magic Quadrant

Sophos Press Release

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The Data Security Company, today announced that Gartner has positioned the company in the Leaders Quadrant of the Mobile Data Protection 2008 Magic Quadrant.

"We are very ecited about our inclusion in Gartner's Leader Quadrant. This placement confirms that our comprehensive product suite, road map and mission are in lockstep with customers' requirements," said Martin Wuelfert, chief executive officer, Utimaco. "Our financial results continue to be very strong and we partner with some of the world's largest and best-known technology brands to deliver true customer value."

According to Gartner, "Leaders have products that work well for Gartner clients in small and large deployments. They have long-term road maps that follow and/or influence Gartner's vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. Leaders make their competitors' sales staffs nervous and force competitors' technical staffs to follow their lead. Their MDP products are well-known to clients, and they encounter little resistance in selling their products."

Utimaco brings tremendous value to enterprise customers through key management systems that ensure its flagship product, SafeGuard Enterprise, is highly interoperable with other systems and easy to use. Utimaco also boasts partnerships with top vendors including Microsoft, Seagate, Intel and Lenovo to make it easy for enterprise customers to ensure end point systems are highly secure while reducing the total cost of ownership associated with supporting multiple end point agents.

Holding FIPS (140-2 Levels 1-4) and CC Certifications (EAL4) means that Utimaco has the critical security certifications necessary for organizations that need a vendor who can prove their solutions are of the highest caliber. Utimaco also supports multiple platforms including Linux, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows XP and Vista.

For more information about the Magic Quadrant, current Gartner clients may go to http://www.gartner.com. Source: "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 1H08," John Girard and Ray Wagner, 23rd September 2008. For more information about Utimaco - The Data Security Company, go to http://www.sophos.com.

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 www.sophos.com/company.