Sophos launches new accreditation programme to boost business partner security skills

March 01, 2005 Sophos Press Release

Stuart Small
Stuart Small.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has launched a new accreditation programme to further strengthen its business partners' technical skills. Starting March 2005, Sophos will be offering two brand new training courses allowing individuals to gain specialist qualifications. The first will cover the Sophos enterprise solutions and is designed to help those resellers supporting customers with complex corporate networks. For resellers targeting the SME market, Sophos has also developed a comprehensive course covering its small business solutions. Both courses will be repeated every month. Sophos Partners wishing to enrol should visit: www.partners.sophos.com.

The two-day Sophos enterprise solutions training course is designed to equip channel partners with the skills required to secure corporate networks from both viruses and spam. The course will concentrate in part on Sophos's new sophisticated administration tools, which have been designed to simplify deployment and management of the company's multi-layered security solutions across disparate and complex networked environments. Technical training will be given on all features of enterprise solutions, including Sophos's new Genotype detection technology, a method of using forensic analysis to proactively identify and block suspicious patterns and characteristics that are unique to either a virus family or a spam campaign.

Sophos's recently launched enterprise solutions incorporates advanced features to ease the management of anti-virus and anti-spam tools, bolstering protection against a backdrop of ever more complex security threats," said Stuart Small, UK sales and marketing director, Sophos. "By providing comprehensive technical training, we hope to equip our business partners with all the skills they need in order to tailor each and every deployment to the exact needs of their individual customers."

The one-day Sophos small business solutions training course has been specially designed to help partners targeting smaller companies. It will cover all the tools and techniques offered by Sophos to ensure that companies with fewer IT resources and simpler networks remain protected against the threat of spam and viruses.