New data center opens in Germany for Sophos Cloud customers and partners

EU data centerPartners and customers setting up new Sophos Cloud accounts now have the option of storing their data in a newly opened data center, located in Frankfurt, Germany. This is in addition to the existing Ireland and U.S. locations we have offered since the launch of Sophos Cloud.

The new Frankfurt data center allows Sophos Cloud customers in Germany to keep their data in-country, and customers in the rest of the DACH region and continental Europe will also benefit from having a centrally-located data center with data staying within the EU.

Each Sophos data center features top-notch security, stability, and performance, with customers across the globe now enjoying an additional option right in the heart of Europe.

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Sophos wins CRN Security Vendor of the Year award for DACH

Award winnerSophos is pleased to announce two recent awards recognizing our success in the channel. We were named 2015 IT Security Vendor of the Year in the DACH region at the ICT Summit hosted by CRN.

Also at the ICT Summit, our colleague Bernhard Oertel, Sophos Territory Manager, was named Channel Manager of the Year. Both awards were based on an online poll of readers.

If these awards sound familiar, that’s because Bernhard won the same award at the ICT Summit in 2013, where we were also named IT Security Vendor of the Year.

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Sophos wins Global Enterprise Connect Editor’s Choice Award for best security vendor

gec-awards-150Recently we were honored to accept a big award: the Editor’s Choice Award for Enterprise Security, presented at the Global Enterprise Connect Awards 2015, recognizing the top IT solutions and services vendors, distributors and resellers in the Middle East and Africa.

It’s not unusual for us to earn this kind of recognition in the channel. We’ve taken home several big awards including: best IT vendor in all three security categories in CRN’s Annual Report Card (ARC); security vendor of the year from one of our biggest partners in North America; and vendor of the year in enterprise mobility management at the Integrator ICT Champion Awards 2015.

What makes this award special is how it demonstrates the combined strength of Sophos and Cyberoam in the MEA region.

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Your firewall and endpoints are finally talking (funny videos)

XG Firewall is Big NewsOur new Sophos XG Firewall with Security Heartbeat™ is really big news. Bigger than man-eating spiders, Elvis coming back, or an alien invasion. OK, we’re exaggerating. But it is a big deal – because your network firewall and endpoint security can finally talk to each other.

We’ve already explained some of the innovative new capabilities you’ll get with the XG Firewall, and talked about why we think our vision of synchronized security is a game-changer for the industry and for our customers and partners.

Now we want to show you what firewall and endpoint talking to each other looks like, in a fun way. Yes, security is a serious business. But we’re not afraid to have a sense of humor. And because Sophos makes security simple, IT admins have time to take a break now and again. So kick back and watch a few of our quirky videos.

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Why Sophos partners and customers are so excited about XG Firewall

heartbeat-bubble-150The release of Sophos XG Firewall with Security Heartbeat™ has made some headlines this week, and we’re pleased that analysts like John Oltsik of ESG are giving us great reviews. But real success is measured by the responses of our valued partners and customers.

Here’s some of the things we’re hearing from customers and partners about XG Firewall and our synchronized security strategy.

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What Sophos senior management is saying about our vision of Synchronized Security (Video)

chat-bubbles-150A lot of people are talking about our new Sophos XG Firewall with Security Heartbeat™ and our vision of synchronized security. Our customers and partners, industry analysts, and the security press are talking about it. There’s a buzz in the air.

And with good reason. You hear phrases like “revolutionary,” “game changing” and “the next thing in next-gen.” Synchronized security is very big deal.

It took all of us at Sophos coming together to execute our strategy of synchronized security. But who better to talk about what synchronized security means for us, and the broader security industry, than those who set the vision and strategy that guide our company? The Sophos senior management team, led by our CEO Kris Hagerman, recently sat down to record their thoughts in a short video.

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Sophos Girls in Coding Day encourages young women to pursue cybersecurity careers

Sophos CareersWe want to do our part to encourage young people, and especially young women, to pursue careers in cybersecurity. So we’re delighted to host our first ever Girls in Coding Day, an event designed to engage, motivate and challenge the brightest aspiring female programmers in the UK.

About 40 girls aged 14-18 from area schools will spend the day at our global headquarters in Abingdon, England, where they’ll participate in a DEFCON-style coding challenge, tour SophosLabs, hear from our cybersecurity experts, and meet with some of the impressive young women from our internship and graduate programs.

Some of these interns and graduates told us about how they became interested in cybersecurity, gave us their thoughts on how to bring more women into the IT industry, and explained why they chose Sophos to help them launch their careers. Here’s what they said.

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