Sophos wins Information Security Magazine Readers' Choice Award for best email security

Sophos Press Release

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection awarded for best anti-malware

Sohpos wins gold in Readers' Choice Awards.

BOSTON - September 18, 2009 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos announced today Information Security Magazine readers' voted Sophos Email Security and Data Protection for the Best Email Security Product category - earning Gold status. Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection was voted as one of the top vendor solutions for the Best Anti-Malware Product category - earning Silver status.

For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security and SearchSecurity.com readers voted to determine the market's best security products. A record 1721 voters participated in the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards, rating 380 products and services in 17 different categories.

Respondents were asked to rate each product based on criteria specific to each category. For each criteria, respondents scored the product on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent). In addition, each criteria was given a weighted percentage to reflect its importance in that category.

Winners were based on the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria. Editors arrived at a product's overall score by calculating the average score it received for each criteria, applying the weighted percentage and adding the adjusted scores.

"We are extremely delighted that one of the most influential security publications' readers voted Sophos Email Security and Data Protection as the best email security product," said Chris Kraft, vice president of gateway product management for Sophos. "Sophos's managed email appliance incorporates threat protection and content-filtering capabilities and to help our customers meet data-specific compliance requirements, we've integrated email encryption technology in June 2009."

To learn more about Information Security Readers' Choice Awards and to view this year's winners, please visit: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/magazineFeature/0,296894,sid14_gci1366052,00.html

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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.