Sophos Named Finalist in Nine SC Magazine's 2011 Reader Choice Award Categories

Sophos Press Release

SC Magazine Readers Vote Sophos Solutions as a Top Choice

BOSTON - November 12, 2010 - Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that it has been named a finalist across nine SC Magazine's 2011 Reader Trust Choice categories.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection, Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise, Sophos Web Security and Control, and Sophos Email Security and Data Protection were all named as premiere solutions in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

Sophos security and data protection solutions were selected from hundreds of entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. Finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers - security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

Sophos made the short list of finalists in the following Reader Trust Awards categories:

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection

  • Best Endpoint/UTM Security
  • Best Integrated Security-UTM Product
  • Best Anti-Malware Management (client-based, typically software only)
  • Best SME Security Solution

Sophos Web Security and Control

  • Best Anti-Malware Gateway
  • Best Web Content Management Product

Sophos Email Security and Data Protection

  • Best Email Content Management
  • Best Email Security

Sophos Safeguard Enterprise

  • Best Mobile/Portable Device Security

In its 14th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits - all working to help improve global security.

"Sophos's philosophy has long been to offer advanced security protection while reducing the security-related challenges IT administrators face," said Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer at Sophos. "Sophos continues to implement new technologies without increasing operational overhead. Being named a finalist in numerous categories helps validate that the market is taking notice and liking what they see."

Winners of this year's SC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the Awards, please register at

About SC Magazine

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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