Oxford, UK – June 20, 2013 – The Sophos Partner Program has been declared the best in the UK at the annual CRN Channel Sales & Marketing Awards. These awards recognize and reward the achievements of those individuals and teams responsible for making the UK IT channel so successful.
Sophos beat out the likes of Microsoft, Symantec, IBM, Check Point, EMC and Brother to take the evening’s most prestigious prize for vendors – Best Partner Program. The Sophos Partner Program was praised for its simplicity and ease of use, reinforcing the company’s philosophy of ‘Security Made Simple.’
In awarding the honor to Sophos, the CRN judges said: “Unsurprisingly this [Best Partner Programme] was the most entered category of the Sales and Marketing Awards and it was a very difficult job narrowing down all the entries to find a winner. Sophos impressed the judges with its comprehensive, yet uncomplicated partner programme. Jam packed with happy partner testimonials, this entry was a worthy winner.”
“We are tremendously proud of the Sophos Partner Program and delighted to have won this award in the face of such stiff competition,” said James Vyvyan, Sophos Regional Vice President for UK & Ireland. “Because we are 100 percent channel-focused, we developed our partner program to engage with partners in a truly meaningful and honest way. That’s why I believe the Sophos Partner Program is genuinely different, because it consistently executes on that promise, day in and day out, providing practical and effective support that simply works, to help partners grow their business.”
Sophos currently has over 12,000 channel partners worldwide, working with more than 100 million users in 150 countries who rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss.