Sophos is pleased to announce that we received a prestigious Channel Excellence Award this week from IDG’s ChannelPartner magazine. The awards are presented to the top technology and distribution companies in the DACH region.
We were recognized with the 2016 Channel Excellence Award in Security Hardware, besting nine competitors in that category. Additionally, we were selected as a Preferred Vendor in the Security Software category.
The Channel Excellence Awards are based on a thorough and objective study conducted by GfK, the globally-recognized market research company.
As the calendar turns to 2016, it’s a perfect time to look back at some of our big successes and major milestones in 2015.
In the last year, Sophos went public, launched a ground-breaking next-gen firewall as part of our synchronized security strategy, acquired great companies with innovative technology, received many recognitions from analysts and the channel community, and so much more.
Here is a quick review of some of the new products, key events, big awards, and other Sophos achievements in 2015.
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Sophos continues to build our reputation in the channel community as a top IT security vendor. Recently we were happy to receive another award recognizing our channel efforts, this time for Best UTM Vendor at the Reseller Middle East Hot 50 Awards 2015.
Reseller ME is one of the leading channel magazines in the Middle East, and this award is proof that Sophos is a winner in the eyes of our Middle East channel partners and the industry media. The Hot 50 Award comes hot on the heels of another recent award in the Middle East region for Best Security Vendor.
Sophos is consistently singled out for our best-in-class Partner Program, with its generous margins, complete training and certification, joint lead generation programs, and the best technical support in the market.
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.