Sophos named Vendor of the Year at SC Magazine Awards
The judging panel was a range of Australian, senior IT security experts, and the Vendor of the Year Award was presented to Sophos in recognition of its high level of customer satisfaction, constant innovation, influence on IT security strategy and its leading position in the endpoint and data protection market.
Sophos ongoing contribution to the IT security industry in Australia also contributed to its award win. Sophos has worked closely on many key security projects and initiatives including the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Cybersecurity Awareness Week, where Sophos is an active supporter and committee member, running regional events, and working with local businesses.
Sophos also works directly with leading industry associations including the Australian Computer Society and the Internet Industry Association. Sophos has also recently become a member of the Australian Government’s National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing advising on security issues and an Industry Code of Best Practice.
Rob Forsyth, Director of Sophos Asia Pacific, has been involved with many of these projects along with key members with the Sophos team, working closely with industry and government to drive important security initiatives.
Forsyth feels the award is an indication of the extent of the work the company has invested within the region.
“It was fantastic to win last night’s Vendor of the Year Award at this year’s AusCERT, and thanks also to SC Magazine and the judges for recognising our hard work,” Forsyth said. “It’s obviously an honour to win this award and represent Sophos.”
Sophos will continue its work in driving awareness around security issues, particularly on a local level, rallying the community and business to work together in ensuring Australians understand online safety.
“I really do encourage the IT industry to get behind government and community efforts to make Australia and all Australians safe online,” he said. “The internet represents massive opportunities for education, and fair development across all social strata but the risks to our community requires constant vigilance.”
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centres. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
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