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Sophos Boosts Security Ranks

  • 27 July, 2005 10:31

<p>Appoints multiple new hires and expands Melbourne office</p>
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<p>Sophos, a global leader in computer security, today announced a wave of multiple new appointments to its Australia and New Zealand subsidiary, delivering on its promise to create and onshore new jobs for the local IT industry. The appointments span Sophos’s sales, channel, support and technical services operations.</p>
<p>Reflecting the growth of the company’s southern region channel and direct sales business, Sophos has also announced the expansion of its Melbourne office to new and larger premises.</p>
<p>The new appointments follow the recent establishment of Sophos’s new, multi-million dollar High Security Computer Security Research and Development facilities and Asia Pacific technical centre of excellence in North Sydney.</p>
<p>Sophos’s senior appointments include Veronica Valve who has joined as Manager, Asia Pacific Support. Under her leadership the Sydney-based support team, a vital cog in Sophos’s global network of 24/7 support operations, has established itself as the company’s top performing support team.</p>
<p>Zoe Nicholson is Sophos’s new Channel Sales Manager and is charged with growing the company’s channel sales business in Australia and New Zealand. In the 12-months to July-2005, Sophos’s Australia and New Zealand channel revenue grew more than 100 per cent. Ms Nicholson was previously with Sophos in the United Kingdom.</p>
<p>Sophos’s other key appointments include:</p>
<p>Business Development / Channel Sales:
* Sam Caruso, Business Development (NSW)
* Steve Jones, Business Development (NSW)
* Harry Ioannou, Business Development (Victoria)</p>
<p>Technical Services / Support
* Calvin Zhou
* George Argyropolous</p>
<p>Rob Forsyth, managing director for Sophos Australia and New Zealand said he was very pleased with the progress the company was making locally and that Sophos was set to grow substantially in its 2005/6 financial year.</p>
<p>“Sophos has taken great strides in the local market over the last 12 months, setting a global benchmark for our other subsidiaries. Customer demand for our solutions is at an all time high underscoring the importance of the investment we have made in our technical services and support teams as well as our research and development capabilities.”</p>
<p>“We’re very pleased to announce these appointments as evidence of our commitment to grow our business and invest in the local industry.”</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors:</p>
<p>About Sophos:
Sophos is a world leading computer security specialist, protecting customers against viruses, spyware, spam and email policy abuse. Headquartered in the UK, the company produces solutions tailored for organisations of all sizes – from small businesses to global corporations. Sophos is acclaimed for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and protection in the industry. The company's products are sold and supported in more than 150 countries and protect more than 35 million users.</p>
<p>Sophos’s regional head office for Australia and New Zealand is in Sydney, with branch offices in Melbourne and Auckland. The company has established an extensive partner network across the region. Sophos has also located one of its four, global, SophosLabs Research, Development and Analysis Laboratories and its Asia Pacific Technical Centre of Excellence, in Sydney, to provide global support and engineering services.</p>
<p>http://www.sophos.com.au</p>
<p>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Rob Forsyth (rob.forsyth@sophos.com) is available for comment:
+61 2 9409 9100 (tel)
+61 2 417 234 176 (mob)
+61 2 9409 9191 (fax)</p>
<p>Sophos's press contact at Gotley Nix Evans is:
Michael Henderson (sophos@gne.com.au)
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mobile)
+61 2 9957 5575 (fax)</p>

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