Sophos Takes Home Excellence Award for Best UTM Security Solution at SC Awards 2016

Sophos Press Release

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 15, 2016 – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced today that its Sophos SG Series UTM won the Excellence Award in the Best UTM Security Solution category at the SC Awards 2016. The award was presented during the 19th annual SC Awards Gala on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

“We are delighted that Sophos SG UTM was yet again recognized at the SC Magazine Awards. Winning this award in Europe and now in North America is a great honor and reflects the enormous success our UTM product line has had around the world,” said Chris Weeds, senior director, product marketing, Sophos. “Our network security product team is proud of this achievement, but credit also goes to our partners and customers, whose input and feedback helps us to continue to build award-winning products.”

Winners in the Excellence Award category were hand-selected by a panel of IT security experts from both the private and public sector. During the judging process, each finalist went through a rigorous evaluation that included in-depth analysis, analyst reports and/or product reviews. After a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each finalist's strengths,Sophos was chosen as the winner in the Best UTM Security Solution category.

“From advanced hacks to massive malvertising campaigns to a host of ransomware variations, 2015 showed that once again, cybercriminals are upping their game when it comes to exploiting today’s businesses,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. “As a winner in the Excellence Award category, the Sophos SG Series UTM proved its ability to execute comprehensive security measures to protect the enterprise from data-stealing attacks.”

The SC Awards are recognized throughout the IT security industry and are the crowning achievement for IT security professionals and products. Each year, hundreds of applications are reviewed and narrowed down to a select group of finalists that represent the best solutions, services and professionals working around the clock to protect today’s businesses from an ever-changing landscape of security threats. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

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