Sophos Partner Program awarded 2009 Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program Guide Certification

Sophos Press Release

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that the Sophos Partner Program (SPP) has been named a winner for the Everything Channel 2009 Five-Star Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. Sophos earned the highest overall ratings in sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, communications and partner recruitment. The 15th annual guide recognized North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for their partner programs for reseller partners, which includes IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

In addition to Sophos's industry-leading solutions that deliver security and control throughout the network, the Sophos Partner Program offers benefits to partners that reflect its commitment to business growth and strong profitability. Sophos Channel Sales teams provide a deep level of support and are highly responsive to partners. The program features margin preservation, distribution of high quality leads to qualified partners, online ordering, deal registration and dedicated pre- and post-sale support.

Extensive marketing support and comprehensive training programs are available to enable partners to grow their businesses through new customer acquisitions and incremental sales.

Sophos has structured a partner program that promotes inclusiveness and benefits for partners at every level. Partners at all levels are invited to sell Sophos's complete line of security products. As a result, resellers operating in various regions and industries are able to offer their customers critical security solutions such as comprehensive endpoint security, network access control, encryption, web security and email security.

"Now more than ever, the quality of a vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. So for their commitment to their partners, and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate this year's Five-Star Partner Program Guide winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

"It's quite an honor to be awarded a Five-Star Partner Program status as it validates Sophos's commitment to our partners and the program," said Christopher Doggett, director of global channel programs at Sophos. "Our dedicated channel team provides partners with the level of attention that is unique within the industry, extending comprehensive pre- and post-sales support, highly competitive margins, demand generation funding and technical support."

For additional information on the Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program Guide, visit:

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Mehr als 100 Millionen Anwender in 150 Ländern vertrauen auf Sophos. Wir bieten den besten Schutz vor komplexen IT-Bedrohungen und Datenverlusten. Unsere umfassenden Sicherheitslösungen sind einfach bereitzustellen, zu bedienen und zu verwalten. Dabei bieten sie die branchenweit niedrigste Total Cost of Ownership. Das Angebot von Sophos umfasst preisgekrönte Verschlüsselungslösungen, Sicherheitslösungen für Endpoints, Netzwerke, mobile Geräte, E-Mails und Web. Dazu kommt Unterstützung aus den SophosLabs, unserem weltweiten Netzwerk eigener Analysezentren.

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