We’re delighted to say that Kris Hagerman, our CEO and fearless leader, has been ranked 14th
in CRN’s Top 25 Most Influential Executives
and CRN’s Top 100 Executives (US). These two high profile lists recognize Kris as a leader and visionary in the channel, security sector and technology in general.
In building its shortlist of top influential executives, CRN says it looks for those who “through their vision, passion and fire have set the agenda for the channel and for the tech industry as a whole.”
Since joining Sophos in September 2012, Kris has certainly done that.
Kris took Sophos public in 2015 – the largest ever IPO in the UK for a software company – and under his leadership the company launched synchronized security, along with our revolutionary Security Heartbeat technology – a first of its kind in the industry.
We’re honored to announce that Sophos has won three distinguished categories in CRN’s 2016 Annual Report Card (ARC).
Following on from last year’s success, we were named overall winners in both the Network Security category and the Data Security category, as well as receiving the highly regarded Product Innovation award in the Endpoint Security category.
CRN’s study recognizes those technology vendors most highly praised by their solution provider partners, and for over three decades has been a benchmark for quality within the IT channel.
It’s official: the highly anticipated public beta for the Sophos XG Firewall v16 is now underway, and we’d love for you to get involved. The product team has been working furiously for the last several months making this one of the most ambitious and exciting product releases ever. It’s loaded with tons of new features and enhancements that we think you’re going to love.
We’re delighted to announce that independent experts CRN have recognized the Sophos Partner Portal by awarding it Best Partner Website 2016!
The Sophos Partner Portal is a one-stop-shop that gives our valued channel partners everything they need to support their customers. As part of our channel-first strategy we’re constantly enhancing the portal to make it as useful as possible for our partners, and we think this award is testament to the excellence of the Portal.
You may be wondering how SG UTM fits in with this new Synchronized Security era we’re entering. The answer is: very well! It’s already got some great Synchronized Security-like integration built-in, and it’s a great platform to start your Synchronized Security journey.
SG UTM, Endpoint and SMC integration
As you probably know, SG UTM has enjoyed tight integration with Sophos Endpoint and Mobile solutions for some time now. Customers have taken advantage of SG UTM’s integration with Sophos Endpoints for off-site web policy enforcement, and with Sophos Mobile Control for NAC-like features to keep non-compliant devices off the network. In fact, it’s these kinds of features which inspired the Synchronized Security strategy. Sophos UTM has been a leader in this area, and still offers some of the best integration between products available.
We recently wrapped up our annual partner conference tour, and if it’s possible to sum up all the exciting activities from this year’s events in one word, it would have to be “synchronization.”
Just like last year, the partner conferences this year – held in Cannes, las Vegas, and Bali – had a common theme of “Discover Sophos.” Of course, the big difference this year was the launch of our revolutionary synchronized security strategy.
The annual partner conference tour is our biggest opportunity to get our partners synchronized with our winning strategy. And the feedback from partners this year was overwhelmingly positive.
Today I’m pleased to tell you about Sophos MSP Connect, a flexible program designed to connect managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers to one complete security solution – centralized and simplified through one vendor, with one dashboard and one monthly bill.
Sophos MSP Connect leverages Sophos Central, the easy-to-use, cloud-based dashboard. If you haven’t seen the new Sophos Central – Partner dashboard, it’s an intuitive, single pane of glass for managing everything Sophos has to offer, from XG Firewall to Next-Generation Enduser Protection.
The main dashboard surfaces all the alerts for your managed customers, where you can quickly drill down for more detailed reports and quickly respond to incidents.