Hooters of America Selects Sophos

    BOSTON, June 13 /CNW/ - Sophos, a world leader in IT security and
control, today announced that Hooters of America, Inc., a popular
Atlanta-based operator and franchiser, selected Sophos Endpoint Security &
Control to protect its desktops against viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware,
adware, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and hackers. Additionally,
Sophos PureMessage will protect Hooters against viruses, spyware, Trojans and
worms on Microsoft Exchange.

    After evaluating numerous security solutions and working with Sophos
Platinum channel partner, Softchoice, Sophos solutions were selected based on
superior detection technology and performance; the size, speed and frequency
of updates; and a single console that allows clients to communicate without
interruption. Sophos's ability to work well without impacting system resources
was also critical in the decision.

    "Sophos Endpoint Security & Control was chosen because it out-performed
the others in multiple categories throughout the evaluation," said Ryan
Pierce, network administrator at Hooters. "There were other key advantages
that factored into the decision. Sophos's Competitor Removal Tool allowed us
to easily remove our former solution without rebooting as part of the
deployment of Sophos Endpoint Security & Control. Since Sophos upgrades are
automatic, my team has saved countless hours, as we no longer have to make
manual updates."

    "We are pleased to be selected by one of the world's most recognized
restaurant franchises," said Dick Faulkner, vice president of North American
Sales, Sophos. "Sophos is committed to providing flexible, reliable and
centrally-managed solutions that are consistent with the needs of today's

    About Hooters

    Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 440
Hooters restaurants in 46 states and 22 foreign countries. The first Hooters
opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of
food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features
seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings, and service
provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more
information about Hooters, visit www.hooters.com.

    About Sophos

    Sophos is a world leader in IT security and control. Sophos offers
complete protection and control to business, education and government
organizations - defending against known and unknown malware, spyware,
intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse and uncontrolled network
access (NAC). Sophos's reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect
more than 100 million users in more than 150 countries and are procured
exclusively through channel partners. Through over 20 years' experience and a
global network of threat analysis centers, the company responds rapidly to
emerging threats and achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction in
the industry. Sophos is a global company with headquarters in Boston, MA, and
Oxford, UK. For more information on Sophos, visit www.sophos.com.

For further information:

For further information: Racepoint Group Heather Ailara, 781-487-4650
hailara@racepointgroup.com or Sophos Jennifer Torode, 781-494-5885

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