Sophos Australia on recruitment drive

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Sophos Australia on recruitment drive

The security firm is increasing its head-count over the next 12 months in response to a growth in mid-tier to enterprise markets.

Sophos wants to hire staff for its sales, channel and technical support operations in Australia.

The company recently celebrated its tenth year in Australia, with its Sydney branch serving as the head quarters for the Asia Pacific region, including Technical Support and SophosLabs.

It also opened up an office in Perth in February this year, to build on its current client base.

"We outgrew our first premises in 18 months growing from four staff to 18 and leapt to third-highest market share whilst establishing a local lab and technical support centre," said Sean Richmond, senior technology consultant.

"I'm pleased to say that due to the meritocratic nature of Sophos I've had the opportunity to be instrumental in both of those endeavours.

"Working at Sophos has always been interesting, challenging and most importantly, enjoyable.

"10 years ago there was still a common opinion that security was not really needed but that it might be useful - like paying for insurance.

"Now the threat is so obvious that when I tell people at parties, at conferences or even in taxis that I work for Sophos I get asked how best to defend their computers," he said.

Rob Forsyth, managing director of Sophos for the APAC region, said there is a need for defence against known malware, unwanted applications, spam and policy abuse and the protection of data for business, education and government organisations, despite the recent economic slowdown.

He said Sophos has pioneered an integrated approach to managing multiple security aspects, with the ability for single deployment, updating, policy setting and reporting - a far cry from the traditional anti-virus techniques that came into force a decade ago.

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