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04 Jun 2012

Sophos Highlights Complete Security at Partner Connections Conferences

Sophos welcomed more than 500 partners to its recent EMEA and Americas Partner Connections Conferences. Achieving Success with Complete Security was the ongoing theme of this year’s events, which showcased the latest in cloud, mobile and integrated UTM solutions and how these solutions work together to create a more secure IT infrastructure.

Sophos’ complete security strategy removes the challenges of multiple point products by combining UTM, endpoint, mobile and cloud protection, resulting in less complexity and better value. With complete security, Sophos offers partners and customers a single system for the organization—the “security layer” for corporate IT, which cooperates at all enforcement points to provide better protection; increased visibility, which offers a unified view of security systems to quickly identify and easily fix issues; and active protection, which connects live to SophosLabs.

“As a relatively new Sophos partner, the ability to interact with longtime partners and employees was extremely beneficial to our understanding of the Sophos product lines and strategies. And the level of enthusiasm I encountered at the Sophos Partner Connections Conference was extraordinary,” said Stephan Van Der Ploog, principal, Candoris Technologies. “Additionally, the content was superior, and not just from a sales perspective. I think it will help improve our marketing activities as well, making us a more successful company in general. I am pleased to be part of a group of such dedicated and knowledgeable organizations and look forward to further developing our relationship with Sophos.”

“I was really impressed by all we heard at the Sophos Partner conference, from the strength of the company’s vision and complete security strategy to the clear focus Sophos puts on helping its partners succeed,” said Alan Bonner, CEO, Pinnacle Technology Group plc.” What really stood out for me was that it was not all about what we as partners can do for Sophos, but instead about everything that Sophos is doing to deliver value for both partners and customers alike.”

“The Sophos Partner Conference gave us a better understanding of the value that Sophos brings to our clients with complete security,” said Tommy Wolosin, principal, NetWorks. “And the opportunity to network and collaborate with talented and dedicated partners was incredibly valuable; we will be able to immediately apply those best practices we discussed, which will lead to business growth.”

During the conferences, Sophos recognized several partners for both their ongoing commitment to Sophos and for their performance during the previous year. This year’s recipients include:

EMEA Conference Partner Recognition:

Public Sector Partner of the Year: Foursys
New Business Partner of the Year: Trustmarque
Small Business Partner of the Year: Utilize

Americas Conference Partner Recognition:

Top performing Partner of the Year: SHI
Sophos Partner Program MVP: Productive Corp
Complete Security Partner of the Year: Akuity
Top Endpoint LatAm Partner of the Year: M3
Sophos UTM MVP: Celt
Sophos NSG LatAm Partner of the Year: GMS

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Sophos Partner Connections Conference. I’m always excited about Sophos, but I left the conference feeling even more enthusiastic about our relationship with the company. The complete security strategy offers industrial strength security for the mid-market, a strong value proposition for partners,” said Sheryl Tucker, emerging partner specialist, SHI (winner of the top performing partner of 2012 award). “I believe the direction the company is moving in will help us better meet our clients’ needs.”

“Our partners are the driving force behind our success and the annual partner conferences are an opportunity for Sophos senior leaders and channel teams to interact directly with them,” said Mike McGuinness, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations, Sophos. “We’re excited to bring together our partners for these interactive events and to empower them with complete security solutions to further grow their businesses.”

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.