Sophos Group plc is a British security software and hardware company. Sophos develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management.
Sophos is primarily focused on providing security software to the mid market and pragmatic enterprise from 100 to 5000 Seat organizations. Whilst not a primary focus, Sophos also protects home users, through a free antivirus software (Sophos Home) intended to demonstrate product functionality.
Sophos was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer and began producing its first antivirus and encryption products in 1985 and is headquartered in Oxford, U.K.
Sophos also protects home users, through a free antivirus software (Sophos Home) intended to demonstrate product functionality. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Recently, Sophos has been working to develop home antivirus with business class technology to detect zero-day threats without the need of signatures.
Sophos has over 100,000 businesses, including Pixar, Under Armour, Xerox, Ford, Avis, and Toshiba.
Sophos was acquired by Apax Partners on May 4, 2010 for $830M.
Sophos in the News:
Sophos Expands Global Channel Program to Enable Partners to Become Cloud Security Providers.
Sophos Named a Visionary for Enterprise Network Firewalls by Gartner in the 2017 Magic Quadrant Report.
Sophos Acquires Invincea For $100M; Partners Cheer New Next-Gen Endpoint Security Capabilities.