Sophos named finalist in multiple categories for SC Magazine’s Reader Trust Awards 2010

Sophos Press Release

Sophos’s Graham Cluley named a finalist for 2010 SC Magazine’s Most Popular Security Blogger

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO - March 2, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos (RSA 2010 Gold Sponsor and exhibitor - booth # 1817) announced that its enterprise endpoint security and data protection solutions have been named a finalist in four SC Magazine 2010 Reader Trust categories. Award-winning blogger and security expert Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos has been nominated as one of SC Magazine's top five Most Popular Security Bloggers. The SC Magazine Awards ceremony will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental San Francisco on March 2, 2010.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection, a cross-platform solution, featuring anti-virus, firewall, network access control (NAC) and encryption technologies all in one simplified console, was named a finalist in three SC Magazine Award categories - Best Endpoint Security Solution, Best Integrated Security Solution and Best Enterprise Solution. Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise, the company's multi-layered endpoint data security solution, which combines encryption and data leakage prevention (DLP), was named as a finalist for the Best Encryption Solution category.

Sophos was selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. All finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the Reader Trust Voting Panel -- comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets -- representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers.

"Sophos is among today's most respected security products as chosen by our panel," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that companies like Sophos are helping them meet their security challenges."

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Magazine Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Magazine Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"We are thrilled that Sophos has been named as a finalist by SC Magazine readers in several categories," said Sophos CEO Steve Munford. "The need to protect data is, now more than ever, a critical piece of the overall IT security strategy. As businesses have become increasingly more mobile--laptops, handheld devices - having a comprehensive endpoint security and data protection solution that is simple to deploy and manage is paramount. Today's businesses want to solve more problems with their existing anti-virus budget and that is exactly what Sophos is delivering to the market."

Learn more about Sophos's product portfolio - endpoint, email, and web security and data protection.

Graham Cluley named as a finalist for 2010 Security Blogger Awards

Cluley has also been named a finalist for the Best Corporate Security Blog category for the 2010 Social Security Blogger Awards. The finalists were chosen by some of the most influential trade media - Mike Fratto, Bill Brenner, Kelly Jackson-Higgins, and Larry Walsh. Winners will be announced at RSA 2010 at The Security Bloggers Meet-Up - an invitation-only social event exclusively organized for security bloggers around the globe.

Cluley was recently named a winner in three Computer Weekly awards in London - he was crowned the winner for IT Security blog of the year, Twitter user of the year, and Overall Best blog.

Check out Graham Cluley's blog.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo.

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