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January 9, 2017updated 20 Feb 2017 3:45pm

What is Sophos?

Read about the UK cyber security company Sophos and what its plans are.

By Ellie Burns

Sophos is a UK-based cyber security company, which competes in both the endpoint and network markets.

Headquartered near Oxford, the company aims to simplify security by combining these two markets.

The company provides products including: Next-Gen Endpoint Security with Advanced Threat Prevention, Always-On Encryption and UTM Firewall Appliances.

Sophos has a team of threat researchers at its headquarters and tracks emerging strains of malware.


How much did Sophos raise when it went public?

Sophos was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer and produced its first products in 1985.

The company is led by CEO Kris Hagerman, who took over the role in 2012.

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In June 2015, CEO Kris Hagerman said that Sophos’s focus is the 60 million mid-market companies worldwide, or those with under 5000 employees.

The company listed on the stock exchange in 2015. It sold 34.8 percent of its shares, raising $125 million.

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