Introducing Sophos MSP Connect

MSP ConnectToday 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.

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Announcing Sophos Central: Next-gen security management for partners, admins and (soon!) end users

Sophos CentralThis 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.

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5 more reasons Sophos is a champion of the IT channel

Sophos channel chiefsSophos 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.

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Sophos selected as Channel Excellence Award winner for best security hardware

Channel Excellence AwardSophos 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.

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Sophos year in review 2015

2015 year in reviewAs 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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UTM 9 Flow Monitor known issue

nsgAfter updating to v9.318 or v9.352, you may see a “Backend connection lost” message after opening the Flow Monitor and WebAdmin may stop working.

The issue occurs when clicking on “flow monitor” from the Dashboard or when browsing to Web Protection > Application Control.

If a “Backend connection lost” message is displayed, please re-log into the WebAdmin console.

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Sophos selected as the Best UTM Vendor of 2015 by Reseller ME

hot-50-best-utm-vendorSophos 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.

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