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Sophos names Dirk Christiansen as Vice President of Global Marketing
Former Trend Micro executive to lead global marketing initiatives


Abingdon/Gorinchem, August 7, 2007 - 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 organisations to 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 programmes, 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 recognised 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 organisations - 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. Through over 20 years' experience and a global network of threat analysis centres, 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 more information or for interview requests, please contact:


Sophos Benelux
Marnix van Meer
Tel: +31 655700255
m.vanmeer(at)sophosbenelux.com

Creative Strategies
Elke De Ridder

Tel: +32 2 267 41 60
ederidder(at)creative-strategies.eu.com


Publisher Contact Information:

Sophos Benelux
+31 655700255
m.vanmeer@sophosbenelux.com

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