The PLC Awards program has been running for the past 31 years and recognizes outstanding achievements made by UK companies. The awards program is not specific to the information security industry, instead companies from a wide range of areas are recognized for their achievements across several categories including investor communication, growth, sustainability, transformation, and innovation in technology.
Nominated companies are assessed by a panel of independent judges consisting of equity analysts, fund managers, and financial services professionals from some of the leading companies in the United Kingdom.
At the 2016 PLC Awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House, the network and endpoint security company Sophos was recognized for its achievements in the field of information technology, collecting the Best Technology Award. The PLC Award recognizes the level of innovation at the company, its range of cybersecurity solutions, and the firm’s strong growth and vision.
2017 has started strongly for Sophos. The Oxford-based security software and hardware firm has completed the acquisition of the machine learning-based antivirus company Invincea. Invincea’s technology will now be integrated into Sophos solutions to improve protection against emerging threats, reducing reliance on signature-based detection mechanisms. Sophos is also continuing to differentiate from competitors by providing a universal cloud-management platform that allows customers to manage all products through a single pane of glass. Offering perfectly synchronized security across all of its cybersecurity solutions.
“To win the Best Technology award within our second year as a publicly listed company is an outstanding testament to the strength of our roadmap, our commitment to innovation and our ability to execute against our well-formulated plan,” said Nick Bray, chief financial officer at Sophos. “Sophos has a strong heritage of driving growth from both internal development and from astute acquisitions for technologies that accelerate our ability to deliver next-generation solutions to our target market.