Sophos shines in Australian channel awards

September 25, 2008 Sophos Press Release
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Daniel Nyssen won the award for sales excellence.

Security and control specialists Sophos shone at last week's prestigious annual Australian Reseller News awards dinner at Sydney's Hilton Hotel.

Over 500 leading executives from all tiers of the industry attended the event on September 18, 2008 to honour the achievements of leading companies and individuals during the past year.

Daniel Nyssen from Sophos Melbourne, Paul Ducklin from Sophos Sydney and Melbourne-based Sophos partner Evolve IT all bagged podium finishes, with Nyssen going all the way to Gold as the outright winner of the Sales Excellence award in the Personal Excellence category.

"This is a great endorsement of our company," said Rob Forsyth, Sophos's Sydney-based director for the Asia Pacific region. "Sophos invests in and nurtures its staff, which is reflected in awards like these. Sophos staff, in turn, invest in and nurture our partners."

Sophos has bucked the trend of its competitors, backing Australia and Australian techies at a time when many of its competitors are both outsourcing and offshoring their technical operations.

Sophos's Sydney office houses one of the company's four hi-tech 24/7 global Threat Research Labs, and is the nerve centre of the company's Technical Support and Services for Asia.

Daniel Nyssen, receiving his award
Daniel Nyssen, receiving his award.

"Sophos's depth of local talent is directly available to our customers and partners," said Forsyth. "With Sophos, everyone's a winner."

Former Wallaby, Peter FitzSimons, was MC for the awards dinners evening with entertainment courtesy of Elton Jack.

Photo: Ian Sharp, IDG Communications.