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May 23, 2015 12:39 PM ET


Company Overview of Sophos Ltd.

Company Overview

Sophos Ltd. provides information technology security and data protection solutions for business, education, health, financial, and government organizations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. Its solutions provide protection against viruses, known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse, and data leakage; and network access control. The company also offers endpoint data security encryption and data leakage prevention solutions to protect desktops, laptops, personal digital assistants, removable media, and other portable devices; and Web security and control products to stop threats at the network gateway. In addition, it provides manage...

The Pentagon

Abingdon Science Park

Abingdon,  OX14 3YP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1985

1,473 Employees


44 1235 559933


44 1235 559935

Key Executives for Sophos Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 49
Co-Founder and Director
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 49
President of Japan Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sophos Ltd. Key Developments

Sophos Appoints Paul Walker to its Board of Directors

Sophos announced the appointment of Paul Walker to its board of directors as a non-executive member. Walker brings more than 30 years of technology and senior leadership experience to the board of Sophos, having served for 16 years as chief executive officer of Sage Group plc.

Finjan Provides Sophos Litigation Update

Finjan Holdings Inc. announced that in accordance with the local patent rules of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (NDCA), a Claim Construction or Markman Hearing was held in connection with the Sophos litigation on February 13, 2015. The Company will issue an update when the Order is entered. Finjan Holdings' wholly owned subsidiary Finjan Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sophos on March 14, 2014 (Case No. 14-cv-01197-WHO (NDCA)). Finjan asserts that Sophos is infringing eight of its patents: 6,154,844; 6,804,780; 7,613,918; 7,613,926; 7,757,289; 8,141,154; 8,566,580; and 8,677,494, which cover endpoint security, web and messaging security, and networking and perimeter defense technologies. The Markman Hearing is an important pre-trial event in a patent lawsuit, wherein the Court will construe the asserted patent claims after consideration of the parties' evidence. Claim construction findings can often encourage settlement and, in some instances, inform the parties of a likely outcome.

Sophos Appoints Levy Joins as Chief Technology Officer

Sophos announced the appointment of Joe Levy as chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to Sophos, Levy was CTO for Blue Coat Systems following the company's May 2013 acquisition of security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, where he had served as CTO since 2008.

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