Brief Overview

Sophos provides a range of IT security products including unified threat management, next-generation firewall, and endpoint protections focused on malware.


Sophos Blobal Headquarters
The Pentagon Abingdon Science Park
Abingdon, OX 14 3YP, UK


Kris Hagerman, CEO of Sophos since 2012, was previously CEO of Corel Corporation and Group President at Symantec.


Sophos was founded in 1985 focusing on Anti-Virus and encryption products. The company is co-headquartered in Great Britain and the United States. It has grown to roughly 1500 employees, including several acquisitions. Apax Partners, a global private equity group, acquired a majority interest in Sophos in 2010. Sophos raised $100M on the London Stock Exchange in 2015.

Key Acquisitions

Astaro (2011) – Security Gateway
DIALOGS (2012) – Web security
Cyberoam (2014) – Network Security
Mojave Networks (2014) – Mobile Security
SurfRight (2015) – Endpoint security
Reflexion (2015) – Email security
Avid Secure (2019) - Cloud Security
Rook Security (2019) - Managed Security

Key Competitors

Symantec, Intel, Kaspersky, Blue Coat

Products and Services

Sophos provides a comprehensive range of IT security products for protecting the networks, servers, and endpoints of enterprise customers building on its early roots in Anti-Virus and encryption. Sophos offers the following:

• Network Protection – Includes Unified Threat Management platform, Secure VPN, Secure Web Gateway, Web Application Firewall, Next Generation Firewall, Secure Wi-Fi, and Secure Email Gateway.
• End User Protection – Includes Endpoint Anti-Virus, SafeGuard Encryption, Mobile Control, and various packages including cloud-resident protection.
• Server Protection – This focuses on broad platform support for Windows, Linux, and UNIX servers. The suite includes Server Security, PureMessage, Network Storage Anti-Virus, and SharePoint Security.

Sophos also includes a SophosLabs team that provides data analytic support, threat awareness, and various other security R&D and information sharing functions. The Rook Security acquisition provides Sophos with MSS solution offerings.