Sophos Names Arabella Hallawell Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Sophos Press Release

Former Gartner analyst tapped to guide Sophos’s long-term corporate strategy


Arabella Hallawell

BOSTON - October 20, 2009 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced the appointment of Arabella Hallawell to vice president of corporate strategy. In this newly created position, Hallawell will be responsible for leading corporate strategy, including long-term competitive strategy; tracking significant technology shifts to effectively align the company's product roadmap; leading business development efforts by identifying strategic partnerships that will help deliver Sophos's product strategy; and driving customer research.

"Arabella has earned an exceptional reputation in the industry, guiding global enterprises on critical business decisions, and helping clients gain market share, build brand awareness and identify key strategic partnerships," said Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer at Sophos. "We are thrilled to welcome Arabella to the Sophos executive team.",

A seasoned professional with 15 years' experience in the information technology industry, Hallawell recently held the position of research vice president at Gartner Research. In this role, she focused on the anti-virus, endpoint, email security and web filtering security markets, and led Gartner's global privacy program. Hallawell counseled hundreds of CIOs and IT and security directors every year on security organizational models and vendor selection strategies and has advised some of the world's most recognized technology vendors on go-to-market strategies.

Based in Sophos's North American headquarters, Hallawell will report directly to Gawlick.

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