Sophos Endpoint Security and Control Wins InfoWorld’s 2010 Technology of the Year Award

Sophos Press Release

Recognized by InfoWorld Test Center as Best in Class in Endpoint Security

BOSTON - January 11, 2010 - IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that its flagship solution, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, is an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards winner. This honor is the direct result of the product earning the highest score in the February 2009 "Endpoint Security Shootout," outscoring the other vendor solutions from Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and Check Point.

Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. In recognizing Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, Test Center Reviewer Keith Schultz declared the product as a "complete system that works together to protect from viruses and malware, allows admins to define a network access control policy, provides for application whitelisting, and can lock down local devices to help prevent data leakage via USB drives and the like." The reviewer concluded that "Sophos's combination of broad client support, strong security services, ease of administration and well-rounded reporting set it apart."

"We couldn't be more pleased to receive this coveted honor from InfoWorld," said Sophos CEO Steve Munford. "To be named the top endpoint security suite validates Sophos's mission in providing the most comprehensive endpoint security that is simple to deploy and manage."

As today's businesses want to solve more problems with their existing anti-virus budget, Sophos added a range of data protection functionality to Sophos Endpoint Security and Control throughout 2009. The upgraded solution, Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection, now includes full-disk encryption (integrated in June 2009), device control, application control, and data leakage prevention (integrated in October 2009) - all managed from a single, simplified dashboard.

For more information about the 2010 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards, please click here.

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