Last updated on: 2/8/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Sophos Biography

Position:
NC to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
Reasoning:

“The social networking boom shows no sign of stopping and businesses can no longer hide their heads in the sand. Social networking sites are now a vital part of many marketing and sales strategies. Therefore, they cannot be blocked—but they cannot be allowed to drain company resources or used as vectors for data loss or malware penetration.”

“Security Threat Report: 2010,” sophos.com, Feb. 1, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Sophos is a world leader in IT security and data protection. We offer organizations complete protection and control – defending against known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse and data leakage, and providing comprehensive network access control (NAC). Our reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect over 100 million users in more than 150 countries.”

“Company Profile,” sophos.com

Mission:

“Our global network of threat research centers analyzes web and email traffic 24 hours a day to secure and protect against any new virus, spyware, spam, or web-based threat anywhere in the world, irrespective of origin.”

“Company Profile,” sophos.com

Other:
IT security and data protection company