The inaugural 2016 Security Excellence Awards by UK magazine Computing saw Sophos collect two industry prizes last night: SafeGuard 8 took the Data Encryption Award and Sophos XG Firewall won the Firewall Solution and UTM Award.
The ceremony was held in London in the shadow of the Shard, where the Sophos representatives enjoyed the somewhat surprising, albeit entertaining, performance of the skinny public-schoolboy-looking freestyle-rapping presenter, Chris Turner.
Out of the hundreds of companies shortlisted for the 21 awards, Sophos was one of very few companies to collect more than one prize on the night.
Sophos SafeGuard 8, its revolutionary next-gen Synchronized Encryption technology, was up against strong competition from companies including Covata, Vormetric and Cloudview. Sophos XG Firewall, with its ultimate firewall performance, security and control, faced heavy rivals including Barracuda and Panda.
Thanks to the solid efforts of the SafeGuard and XG Firewall product teams, once the dust settled and the freestyle rap had died down, there was only one winner in two of the top categories: Sophos.
All in all, we’re very pleased with our results in this first ever year of the Computing Security Excellence Awards, and we are looking forward to collecting many more prizes in years to come.