Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today
announced the appointment of its first certified partner in
Scotland, ESCO (Computers and Systems Maintenance Ltd), providers
of computer support services to businesses throughout Scotland.
"Sophos's longstanding reputation as an expert in computer
viruses made it an obvious partner," said Graeme Scott, managing
director of ESCO. "Not only this, but the product is both highly
effective and easy to administer. We also know that, should we ever
need support from Sophos, someone is always available to answer the
phone and solve the problem."
Certified partner status is achieved by consistently meeting
ambitious sales targets, completing sales and technical training
with Sophos, promoting the Sophos brand and providing technical
support to customers. In return, Sophos certified partners benefit
from higher margins, an enhanced business renewal programme and
dedicated marketing assistance.
"Sophos is always keen to work with partners who have similar
values to its own," said Oliver Carter, channel sales manager for
Sophos Plc. "ESCO has consistently demonstrated its commitment to
Sophos, and is able to offer customers support and practical advice
on the virus threat. I am confident that its success is set to
ESCO already has a strong and loyal customer base - many of whom
have installed Sophos Anti-Virus as part of their overall network
"Maintaining corporate systems is no longer a simple task -
virus protection forms an integral part of any IT policy," said
Alistair Kennedy, sales and marketing manager at Lo Salt, an ESCO
customer. "We rely on ESCO to maintain, upgrade and support vital
networks, and to manage our deployment of Sophos Anti-Virus.
Working with ESCO ensures we remain protected against the virus
For more information on Sophos's partners and information on the
partner programme visit: www.sophos.com/partners.
About ESCO (CSM Ltd)
ESCO was initially set up to fulfill the general computing needs
of small to medium sized companies in Scotland. Following a period
of substantiated growth ESCO expanded its portfolio to include a
range of computer support services. They now design, supply,
install and maintain computer networks for a multitude of
organisations throughout Scotland.