Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses
and spam, has been positioned at number 35 in BusinessWeek's Europe
500 list, which recognises Europe's high-growth, job-creating
companies. The list represents several business sectors - in the IT
services sector, Sophos is the second highest ranking company.
"Sophos is pleased with their ranking in this year's Europe 500
list," said Carole Theriault, security consultant for Sophos. "All
of Sophos's staff can feel proud to have their company ranked so
highly in the Top 500. This is a futher indication of Sophos's
success at delivering world class products and services."
The Europe 500 list was founded by BusinessWeek and Europe's
Entrepreneurs for Growth, a Brussels-based organisation that
represents more than 3,000 entrepreneurs.
In order to be considered for the Europe 500 list, companies
must have been founded before 2001, have a minimum of 50 employees
and be based either in one of the fifteen core European Union
member states, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland. Companies to be
considered also need to show profits at least once during a
three-year reference period.
Sophos employs almost 900 staff worldwide, and has offices
across Europe and the rest of the world.
For further information about the Europe 500 list please visit
the BusinessWeek website.