Sophos Names Dirk Christiansen as Vice President of Global Marketing

    Former Trend Micro Executive to Lead Global Marketing Initiatives

    BOSTON, August 7 /CNW/ - Sophos, a world leader in IT security and
control, today announced the appointment of Dirk Christiansen as vice
president of global marketing. Christiansen will drive the strategic
development of marketing activities worldwide from the company's North
American headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

    "As indicated by Sophos's rapid growth rate, the industry has responded
remarkably well to our total endpoint security and control approach. We truly
understand the threatscape's evolution, and have introduced sophisticated
solutions like Network Access Control that empower organizations to
effectively protect their networks," said Steve Munford, CEO of Sophos. "We're
looking to Dirk, a highly seasoned professional in the security and networking
market, to implement and elevate marketing strategies commensurate with our
growth success."

    Christiansen has more than 20 years experience setting strategies,
driving global presence, launching marketing programs, and building worldwide
sales channels in the security and networking industries. Prior to joining
Sophos, he served as senior director of American marketing at Trend Micro and
held key marketing roles at Intel and Novell.

    "During the past few years, I've watched Sophos make tremendous headway
in this competitive marketplace," said Dirk Christiansen, vice president of
global marketing. "The company has emerged as a recognized challenger to
McAfee and Symantec in corporate markets, powering growth at twice the
industry rate. It's an exciting time for Sophos and I look forward to being
part of the team."

    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

For further information:

For further information: Racepoint Group Heather Ailara, 781-487-4650 or Sophos Jennifer Torode, 781-494-5885

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