We’re proud to announce that Sophos was named Security Vendor of the Year at the CRN channel awards ceremony for the DACH region, in Bad Wiessee, Germany. In addition, Bernhard Oertel, Sophos Territory Manager, won recognition as the Channel Champion of the Year 2013.
The recent awards, handed out 13th November at the ITK Spitzentreffen (“ICT Summit”), add to our already impressive list of channel awards this year. Sophos was also named Security Vendor of the Year at the CRN Awards in London.
Sophos has been named Security Vendor of the Year at the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Channel Awards ceremony in London. The award recognizes our overall contribution to business development and commitment to understanding partner business needs through our 100% channel-first reseller strategy.
Now in its 20th year, the CRN Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market, rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel.
We were really impressed by the great success of our recent Anatomy of an Attack events in the DACH region, which we couldn’t have pulled off without our great Sophos Partners. Our nine events in three countries attracted nearly 1,000 attendees, with more than 30 Partners contributing.
The recent events in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and those in other locations, have been so well received that we are planning to produce many more Anatomy of an Attack events, all over the world, in the months to come.
We recently announced the launch of our new strategy for delivering security via the cloud. And the response from security analysts and our customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive.
Sophos Cloud delivers all the essential endpoint protection businesses of any size need, without the complexity. Our cloud service is also consistent with our ongoing focus and commitment to be a “Channel First” company. Here’s what people are saying about Sophos Cloud:
There’s no better endorsement of our channel-first strategy than being recognized by the channel community. That’s why we’re so proud that Mike Valentine, Sophos Senior VP of Worldwide Sales, has been named by CRN Magazine on its inaugural list of Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executives.
As CRN says, this list puts the spotlight on influential executives like Mike who demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking and excellence. Executives on the CRN list were nominated by peers, colleagues, customers and partners.
We’d like to take a moment to point out that CRN has recognized one of our super marketers as a person to watch. Melissa Lyons, a channel marketing specialist in our Burlington, Mass. office, has been named to this year’s list of “100 People You Don’t Know But Should.”
As CRN noted, the annual list gives credit to some of the “unsung heroes” in the channel community.
Our channel program continues to rack up the awards this year. Last week, we received CRN’s highest honors in the Annual Report Card (ARC) for product innovation in the Network Security Appliances category for Sophos UTM. Winners were announced at the XChange 2013 event in Washington, D.C.
The ARC is considered the definitive benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel community and recognizes the top-rated vendor partners in the industry.
Here at Sophos, we’re all about making things simpler. That’s why we’ve changed the way our partners quote and order our products, and the way we deliver licenses. Effective August 19, doing business with us gets easier.
We’ve put together some tools and guides to help you through the changes. To download your pricing and ordering toolkit, visit sophos.com/pricing2013.
And watch the video below for a quick run-through.
We at Sophos like to say that we are “channel first.” Lately we’ve been ramping up our efforts to show our channel partners that we deliver on that promise. And boy has it been an active couple of months.
Here are a few of the ways we’re showing our channel chops: Continue reading
I think I might know how Edward Snowden is feeling these days. Not because I’ve uncovered top secret information and shared it on Facebook. But because I feel like I have spent the past few weeks living in airports. True, this was by choice rather than seeking refuge from the authorities, but I still sympathize with his plight.
The reason for all my travels was our annual set of partner conferences in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our events featured around a thousand attendees and some exciting announcements. And it was a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic Sophos Partners in such a short space of time.