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09 Aug 2011

Sophos Partners with D&H Distributing to Tackle SMB Security Challenges

BOSTON, MA – August 9, 2011 – IT security and data protection company Sophos announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with D&H Distributing, a leading North American technology distributor, to expand the company’s channel reach in the small and midsize business (SMB) market. D&H will distribute Sophos’ threat management and data protection software solutions in North America. 

The volume of malware continues to grow exponentially each year, and attacks are becoming more complex, often exploiting weaknesses in commonly used applications and on the Web. Today's small businesses are often underprepared to keep up with the changing security landscape and by the increasing list of compliance mandates. Businesses need security solutions that offer advanced protection without complexity against today’s and future threats. Through this relationship, Sophos reaffirms its commitment to empowering partners with the ability to deliver tremendous value to their customers through its full-featured products that address threats comprehensively and protect business and customer information.

“As our momentum in the SMB market continues to grow, D&H will allow us to gain access to a broader network of resellers in North America,” said Matt Fogelgren, director of North American channel sales at Sophos. “D&H are experts in the SMB market, and their experience and knowledge selling IT solutions and supporting resellers make it a perfect fit for Sophos. This agreement opens up new opportunities for both Sophos and D&H, and we look forward to working together to meet the growing demand for security solutions.” 

Through this partnership, Sophos gains access to D&H's extensive channel and partner network, including over 25,000 resellers who service the SMB market. In turn, D&H's channel partners add Sophos’s award-winning encryption, endpoint security, Web, email, and mobile control solutions - offering coordinated threat and data protection from every endpoint to any network boundary. Built specifically to provide complete, simple security for companies with fewer than 100 employees, SMBs will benefit from the Sophos Small Business Edition including the Sophos Security Suite, Sophos Computer Security, and Sophos Anti-Virus. Also, partners can offer key solutions such as Sophos Endpoint Security, Sophos for Microsoft SharePointSophos Mobile Control and Safeguard Easy.

“Threats and malware are evolving faster than ever, and companies are struggling to protect users and data from these increasingly complex security threats,” said Rob Eby, vice president of purchasing at D&H Distributing. “We are committed to delivering solutions through our reseller relationships that ensure the security and protection of the end-users’ business environments. Sophos’ innovative solutions meet the growing needs of businesses through a simple and robust portfolio, protecting SMB employees and their data, regardless of where they are or what device they are using.”

Media Contact:
Vanessa Apicerno
Burson-Marsteller
(617) 406-1652
Vanessa.apicerno@bm.com

About D&H Distributing

As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications.  The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming.  D&H’s multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry. The company ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.  Additional US warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit www.dandh.com.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.