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Sophos Selected as Finalist in Five 2013 SC Magazine Awards Categories

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- Sophos has been selected as a Reader Trust Award finalist in four categories and an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Security Company category for the 2013 SC Awards, to be held in conjunction with RSA 2013.

Sophos was named a finalist in the following Reader Trust Award categories:

  • Best Cloud Computing for Sophos SafeGuard 6, which protects critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments
  • Best Mobile/Device Security for Sophos Mobile Control 2.5, its award-winning mobile device management (MDM) solution
  • Best UTM for Sophos UTM 9, the first UTM specifically designed to integrate gateway security and endpoint security in a single hardware or virtual box
  • Best SME Solution for Sophos UTM 9

The Sophos solutions were selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 34 technology categories. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors.

The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, are the premier global recognition for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual 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 field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits.

"We are honored to be recognized by SC Magazine's readers in so many categories. Our goal is to create complete security solutions that reduce the complexity of securing an entire IT infrastructure," said John Shaw, vice president, product management, Sophos. "And being nominated across four different categories as well as the Best Security Company category confirms our products are delivering on this promise, and that as a company we are pushing security in the right direction."

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. In addition to the monthly print edition, the brand's portfolio includes a vibrant website (scmagazine.com); SC Congress New York, Toronto and Chicago; SC Awards; SC MarketScope; and SC Magazine Newswire.

About Sophos
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 Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

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