Partners 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.
Sophos 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 CRN.de 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.
Recently 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.
The 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.
As you know, Sophos SG Series appliances with UTM 9 firmware are our industry leading and award-winning unified threat management (UTM) platform. Sophos UTM has a long and successful history that extends back many years.
Now, with the introduction of Sophos XG Firewall and our XG Series appliances, people may ask if Sophos UTM and the SG Series are going away. The answer is simple: No!
Existing partners and customers who are familiar and happy with their Sophos UTM can continue to sell it and use it, and we will continue to develop and support Sophos UTM 9, with a couple of new releases already in the planning stages.
After our well-received partner conferences last May and June, we were a little bit worried that we couldn’t make our events any better than that. Well, we’re still challenging ourselves and raising expectations for our partner events, starting with our Discover Sophos Tour.
Recently we took our tour to the UK, where we visited 15 partner locations. We trained 200 salespeople and 100 customers and prospects on the security landscape and our next generation of network and endpoint security products.
These events aren’t just about knowledge sharing and training – we add a lot of fun activities and challenges, like a climbing wall and virtual skiing, with opportunities to win big prizes. Here are some of the things our participating UK partners said about the Discover Sophos Tour.
By now you have likely heard the big news: Intel Security (formerly known as McAfee) has decided to discontinue selling all of its McAfee SaaS Endpoint offerings, as well as its line of SaaS email protection, SaaS email archiving and SaaS email encryption products (formerly known as MX Logic).
While this is no doubt troubling news for Intel’s partners and customer base, it is much better news for the Sophos partner community. Our partners now have a fantastic opportunity to sell to a broad base of disaffected Intel customers looking for a more stable security vendor.
Whatever Intel’s reasons for discontinuing their SaaS endpoint and email security products, we’re really bullish on the market opportunity for our own cloud-based email protection, archiving and encryption solution – Reflexion.