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.
This is a big day for Sophos, our partners, and their customers.
While the security industry has been increasingly trending toward complicated point products – each with their own admin consoles, policy setup, and terminology – we’ve been steadfast in our belief that powerful, feature-filled, and industry-leading security should be integrated and uncomplicated.
You may be aware of our “Security made simple” tagline, but if even if you aren’t, you should absolutely feel it when you use our products. And we believe that we’ve taken a major step forward in that spirit today with the launch of our all-new Sophos Central integrated management platform, formerly known as Sophos Cloud.
Sophos has worked hard to build our stellar reputation with partners. And we’ve made even bigger strides in the last year, thanks in no small part to the dedication, vision and execution of our senior channel leadership team.
So we’re pleased that CRN has named five of our channel executives as 2016 Channel Chiefs, recognizing their professional achievements, influence in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and delivery of strategies that drive growth and innovation.
This year’s Channel Chiefs from Sophos are Michael Valentine, senior vice president of worldwide sales; Kendra Krause, vice president of channel sales; John Keenan, regional vice president of sales; Erin Malone, vice president of North America channel sales, and Scott Barlow, vice president of global MSP sales.
Our leadership is one big reason Sophos is a champion in the IT channel, but it doesn’t stop there. Here are five more reasons Sophos is one of the best companies to partner with.
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.